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California zeroes in on conservation stragglers amid drought

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:55 PM

California residents heeded the call to turn off sprinklers in the first month of mandated water conservation, leading to a 27 percent plunge in June. Full Story

Dry California shows it's serious about enforcing water cuts

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:19 PM

California drought regulators sent the strongest signal yet that they're serious about cracking down on water waste by proposing a first-of-its kind, $1.5 million fine against a group of farmers they say illegally took water. Full Story

Annual checkup of Earth's climate says we're in hotter water

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:53 PM

In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water. Full Story

California flexes muscles in water tussle with farmers

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:51 PM

California water regulators flexed their muscles on Thursday by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways that are drying up... Full Story

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California

posted on June 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California
The parched earth of California's Central Valley is begging for rain…and so are the farmers who use it to grow a majority of the nation’s fresh produce. Those who make a living with agriculture are enduring their fourth straight year of record... Full Story

Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing

posted on June 5, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing
Western Drought took center stage this week at a Senate Subcommittee hearing on the opposite coast, where 57 percent of the region is experiencing moderate to severe drought. Full Story

EPA: No widespread harm to drinking water from fracking

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water... Full Story

Californians conserved more water ahead of mandatory cuts

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot more to reach the mandatory drought cuts taking effect this month, according to the latest numbers released Tuesday. Full Story

California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:39 PM

Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life. Full Story

California OKs Offer of Voluntary Water cuts by Farmers

posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

California regulators have accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought. Full Story

Colorado's rain isn't helping Southwest reservoirs

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks. Full Story

California golf courses tee up water-saving measures

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

At first glance, nothing seems amiss at this lush, members-only golf club in one of the priciest communities in Orange County. A bubbling fountain gurgles out of an artificial lake. Emerald-green fairways stretch into the distance. Golf carts zoom... Full Story

House votes to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:10 PM

House Republicans on Tuesday voted to block government rules that would clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from pollution and development under the Clean Water Act. Full Story

Red River Valley farmer uses excess water for irrigation

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:40 PM

A farmer in the Red River Valley is one of a few testing a new idea to bring back excess water to fields when it's needed. Full Story

California cuts wetland, wildlife restoration in water plan

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:27 PM

California officials dramatically scaled back habitat restoration planned during construction of two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to send water to farms and millions of people. Full Story
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