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The Central Valley prepares for an unprecedented shortage.

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Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.

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Droughts that are extreme by today’s standards will be normal by the end of the century, according to NASA research.

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Little snow in sight looks to be the future of the American West.

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After last summer’s toxic algae outbreak, safe drinking water is a priority again in Ohio, the state that spurred the Clean Water Act four decades ago.

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72 dams were torn down in 2014, a record.

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Despite warm and cold extremes in 2014, precipitation and temperature trends over the past century show a drier Southwest and Southeast, a wetter Midwest and Northeast, and overall warming. By Kaye LaFond Circle of Blue The data is in, and though 2014 was a year of weather extremes, more than 120 years of record-keeping show […]

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State and local agencies plan to invest billions in new assets.

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Iowa’s largest city will sue three upstream counties to reduce nitrate contamination.

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Precipitation was near average, but temperatures smashed the previous heat record.

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John Burchard, General Manager of the Alpaugh Community Services District, walks a ditch bank on the outskirts of town. The small farmworker community in California's Central Valley suffers from high levels of arsenic and other contaminates in its drinking water.

Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.

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Most aquifers in the state have dropped to record lows.

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The EPA has issued 13 vetoes since the passing of the Clean Water Act.

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Surge in oil and gas production has seen more spills that are harming water supplies.

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Just look at the Texas drought — California could be waiting years to recover.

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A new pumping station would draw water from the bottom of a shrinking Lake Mead.

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The amount of food in storage around the world is on the rise, but stocks are still historically low.

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An investigation begins this week as to whether spills of heavy oils pose a greater environmental threat than spills of other crude oils.

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A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.

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From Southern California, a model of success for water’s future.

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