Natural resources agencies have the authority to change practices on their own, conservation groups argue.
Climate change models have long predicted a drying West. In California, the future has arrived.
Cutting carbon emissions from power plants will lead to reductions in water use, water withdrawals, and mercury pollution in rivers and lakes.
Agencies are going after polluters with smaller staffs and less money.
Unlike previous eras, Congress has avoided adjusting the law to manage new conditions.
Houston is the big winner in first round of state financing for new water infrastructure fund.
New surface water storage project would be largest in California since 1979.
A court test of federal water law by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has implications for the American West.
Receding glaciers, growing cities, and expanding agriculture threaten the highest navigable lake in the world.
Pipeline owner criticized for lapses in inspection and disclosure.
Del Puerto Water District to buy a third of its water supply from Modesto and Turlock treatment plants.
Amid a changing social and environmental landscape, Sub-Saharan Africa turns to its rivers.
Citizen petition calls for higher fees on Nestle and other bottled water companies while authorities worry about trade agreement implications.
Residents of the nation’s capital will pay a new fixed fee for replacing old pipes.
Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.
Report calls for independent analysis of the risks, alternatives, and cost of a big oil spill in the Mackinac Straits.
A nationally significant program of storm water management daylights streams, renovates a centerpiece lake, restores an estuary, and empowers a West Coast city.
Native American tribes are emerging leaders in the drying basin.
Warming water temperatures and destructive, non-native species threaten the world’s largest lake.
Bark beetles, water scarcity, and dying trees herald a region in ecological transition during the height of state’s four-year drought.