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The water under Colorado’s Eastern Plains is running dry as farmers keep irrigating “great American desert.”

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Farmers say they’re trying to wean from groundwater, but admit there are no easy answers amid pressures of corn prices, urban growth and interstate water agreements.

The Cadiz desert water project is facing a new hurdle.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
In a Sept. 20 letter to Cadiz, the State Lands Commission informed the company that its proposed water pipeline crosses a strip of state-owned land and therefore requires a state lease.

Donald Trump appointee says he won't thwart removal of Klamath dams.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
“We do not intend to intervene materially in any way in this process,” said Alan Mikkelsen, acting commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Why a Colorado River reunion with the sea isn’t a guarantee.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
To revive a desiccated ecosystem, a U.S.-Mexico agreement looks past ‘pulse flows.’

The sinking city: Floods the new reality of life by the river.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Flooding is an ancient problem in Christchurch, but it has become more severe. It is the major consequence of life in a sinking city while the ocean rises.

Environment Is big winner in U.S.–Mexico Colorado River agreement.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
A new agreement signed between the U.S. and Mexico continues an important collaboration in managing the Colorado River, but also gives new hope for reviving stretches of the river that have run dry.

China diverts 10 billion cubic meters of water to arid north in massive project.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Water supplies in north have been challenged by droughts, a surging population, agriculture, and manufacturing growth.

Drought-hit and hungry Sri Lankans struggle for a harvest – or work.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
At 52 years old, with two grown children, Newton Gunathileka thought he should be working less by this point. Instead he has never worked so hard – and earned so little.

It is time to transform, not just rebuild, in Puerto Rico.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Puerto Rico's new infrastructure, particularly in a context of growing environmental threats related to climate change, cannot be built on a foundation of austerity.

Migrating birds are running out of water.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Water management in the West can often seem to pit people against wildlife, but it doesn’t have to, according to a recent report by the National Audubon Society.

Klamath Basin farmers lose long-running takings suit.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
A 2001 Western water dispute that turned into a long-simmering fight over federal taking of property has now ended in defeat for aggrieved farmers in the Klamath River Basin.

As marijuana industry explodes, some shift focus to water conservation.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
No one yet knows how big the legalized recreational marijuana business will become. But as it grows, water consumption is sure to become a concern in the arid West.

California is giving water back to native fish – but how much?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The state proposes to amend hundreds of water rights to help endangered salmon in the San Joaquin River, as well as other species. But there’s lots of disagreement about how much water the fish need to thrive.

World Food Programme cuts rations for refugees in Kenya.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The U.N. World Food Programme is cutting food rations by 30 percent for more than 400,000 refugees living in camps in Kenya due to insufficient funding, it said on Monday.

As Trump set to visit Puerto Rico, 95 percent lack power.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
President Donald Trump is set to make his first visit to Puerto Rico, and is likely to face more criticism of his handling of the disaster.

Stark evidence: A warmer world is sparking more and bigger wildfires.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The increase in forest fires, seen this summer from North America to the Mediterranean to Siberia, is directly linked to climate change, scientists say. And as the world continues to warm, there will be greater risk for fires on nearly every continent.

Egypt's Nile River in jeopardy from dam in Ethiopia.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Even without the Grand Renaissance Dam, the United Nations estimates Egypt will face “absolute water scarcity” by 2025 for reasons largely of its own making.

Brazil's worst month ever for forest fires blamed on human activity.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Brazil has seen more forest fires in September than in any single month since records began, and authorities have warned that 2017 could surpass the worst year on record if action is not taken soon.

Trump admin takes over Puerto Rico grid recovery.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The Trump administration yesterday took the extraordinary step of putting the Army Corps of Engineers in charge of the life-and-death restoration of power to stricken Puerto Rico, in an accelerating federal response to the devastation from Hurricane Maria eight days ago.

Los Angeles' legendary palm trees are dying - and few will be replaced.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
A beetle and a fungus are killing off the trees that have become synonymous with the city, making way for trees that give more shade and use less water.