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Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior reporter and producer for Reveal. She's also been a senior writer for Salon and Fast Company. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Slate and on NPR's "All Things Considered."
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Ranchers denied the drought while collecting drought subsidies
By denying the severity of the drought, Nevada ranchers fought to reopen public lands that had been closed to grazing. But some of these same ranchers have collected drought subsidies from the government.
10 things to know before you eat your next chicken dinner
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Rancho Santa Fe guzzler tops drought hall of shame
Move over, Wet Prince of Bel Air. California has a new top residential water guzzler. Someone in Rancho Santa Fe, California, used 13.8 million gallons of water during the year ending Sept. 30, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune, enough for 110 typical homes.
Add Giants pitcher Matt Cain to the list of water guzzlers
A former Golden State Warrior and a former Safeway CEO also made the latest list of excessive water users released by the East Bay Municipal Utility District.
Beverly Hills, home to major water users, fined for conservation fail
While secret water guzzlers in Beverly Hills aren’t paying fines, the city is now facing one.
Billy Beane is ‘displeased and embarrassed’ by his water use
Oakland A’s executive Billy Beane, who had been publicly shamed for pumping 6,000 gallons of water per day at his home, blamed leaky irrigation pipes for his excessive use.
Billy Beane and oil exec among East Bay’s biggest water guzzlers
Oakland Athletics mastermind Billy Beane is among 1,100 residents hit with monetary penalties by the East Bay Municipal Utility District for using too much water during California’s drought.
LA City Council to Wet Prince of Bel Air: We’re coming for you
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to crack down on the area’s biggest water guzzlers, giving the city’s water agency 30 days to report back on ways to rein in excessive use.
The hunt to find – and fine – the Wet Prince of Bel Air
Four Los Angeles city councilmen are pushing the city’s water agency to crack down on the largest guzzlers, while a volunteer “drought posse” is on the lookout for a Bel Air resident who used nearly 12 million gallons in a year.