Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.
The details are lacking, as risk disclosures often have a narrow focus and significant data gaps.
The mining companies behind the Conga and Pascua-Lama mines are working to gain support from communities who have been worried about water pollution and adequate supplies.
Six-state region at head of American recovery.
America’s seventh-largest city debates a pipeline project worth billions as the second-fastest-growing state faces more demands for water in its third year of severe drought.
Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted for more than 100 years.
More of the same is not working in changed conditions of the 21st century.
Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway.
Better plans and more data are needed to guide response.
Ohio River project is departure for funds-starved U.S. water infrastructure installations.
Farmers want to know the economic and social ramifications of reducing groundwater use.
Irrigated agriculture’s march into Midwest and South could increase competition for water.
Record reductions in river flows will be offset by pumping more water from aquifers.
Lake continues trend of harmful and unsightly effect of nutrient pollution.
A plan to reduce water use by 20 percent was voted down last week.
Using less water for agriculture is an idea spreading across the Great Plains.
Agriculture may do better this year than expected, researchers say. But at a long-term cost.
Why? Old pipes, clean water regulations, and years of inadequate investment.
Rainfall deficit is worse than the 1930s Dust Bowl.
Report calls for new Himalayan development policy; stirs political battle in New Delhi.