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California Drought Triggers Gold Rush While NASA Soars Above

posted on March 28, 2014 at 6:23 PM

California Drought Triggers Gold Rush While NASA Soars Above
Even though spring has sprung in some parts of America, unprecedented drought in California has yet to shift gears . Full Story

California Farmers Hire Dowsers To Find Water

posted on March 7, 2014 at 2:56 PM

While both state and federal water scientists disapprove of dowsing, California "witchers" are busy as farmers seek to drill more groundwater wells due to the state's record drought that persists despite recent rain. Full Story

Water bottler faces opposition in California

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Spring water bottler Crystal Geyser's plans to tap an aquifer at the base of Mount Shasta in far Northern California is running into opposition from some residents, environmentalists and Native American tribes. Full Story

Farmers: Obama's drought relief efforts lacking

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said Friday that the financial assistance President Barack Obama is delivering on his visit does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems. Full Story

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution

posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Amid drought, California agency won't allot water

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Amid California's most crippling drought of modern times, state officials on Friday announced they will not allocate water to agencies that serve 25 million people and nearly 1 million acres of farmland. Full Story

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination

posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Watershed protection goal of USDA, Coca-Cola pact

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Coca-Cola signed a five-year agreement Friday to restore watersheds that have been damaged or altered by development, wildfires and agriculture as part of an initiative to slow runoff and replenish... Full Story

Powerful California Water District Backs Tunnel Plan

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Without the tunnels, farmers say, more of the fruits and vegetables in grocery stores across the nation will come from foreign countries where food safety regulations aren't as strict. Full Story

Klamath Tribes and Feds Exercise Water Rights

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

The new powers were made possible by a March ruling of an administrative law judge confirming the tribes have the oldest water rights in the upper basin Full Story

Florida Lawmakers OK Plan For Everglades Restoration

posted on May 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM

The bill sponsors say it is a truce between environmental groups and sugar farmers in a decades-old dispute. Full Story

U.S. Waterways Under Duress

posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM

U.S. Waterways Under Duress
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than half of the rivers and streams in the United States are in poor biological health and are not able to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures. Full Story

New Taxes, Fees Urged to Improve Water Systems

posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:17 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California water officials are urging state lawmakers to create a funding source by implementing new taxes or fees so communities with high levels of nitrates in their drinking water can build and operate safe water... Full Story

Market to Market (December 28, 2012)

posted on December 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Market to Market (December 28, 2012)
Full Program: Low water levels threaten barge traffic on the Mississippi River. From Washington to the Heartland, 2012 will be remembered as much for what didn't happen as for what did. We’ll reflect on 2012 and examine its impact on the markets with Sue Martin. Full Story

Colorado River water report released in Vegas

posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Water administrators and state officials from western states have been considering a range of outside-the-box ideas such as piping water from the nation's heartland and towing Arctic icebergs south. Full Story
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