Classified U.S. cables between American diplomats show a mounting concern by global political and business leaders that water shortages could spark un
Rain has brought water back to some homes in Tulare County, but hundreds of families still rely on emergency tank program.
The world’s freshwater supply is under increasing demand, and an investor featured in “The Big Short” is betting prices will rise dramatically in the coming years.
State Sen. Jerry Hill wants California to smack its biggest water users with hefty fines and bad publicity.
Tanks are now the primary source of water for more than 540 households in Tulare County, the epicenter of California’s four-year drought. In the poor, unincorporated community of East Porterville, the outlook is particularly bleak.
With California in the throes of a massive drought, our audience was most interested in finding out the price of water.
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.
A conflict with Mennonites in Mexico is the latest example of a world grappling with depleting water sources and increasingly violent conflicts erupting where water shortages have taken hold.
The Union of Concerned Scientists has concluded that the state needs to build underground water storage systems beneath cities to capture storm runoff, which can be used later during drought years.
Only a small portion of the world’s groundwater has accumulated over the past 50 to 100 years, meaning most of it is so old – from centuries to millennia – that it isn’t sustainable to keep pulling it out at this rate.