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Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.
Just look at the Texas drought — California could be waiting years to recover.
Groundwater reserves are falling, but little is known about how much water is left.
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.
Better plans and more data are needed to guide response. Photo © Heather Rousseau / Circle of Blue Natural gas wells dot the landscape in Garfield County, in northwest Colorado. Energy is the theme of the first of four drought meetings this fall hosted by the Western Governors’ Association, a forum for state leaders. Click […]
Rainfall deficit is worse than the 1930s Dust Bowl. Image courtesy of Rick Kochenower, Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center Like a steamroller, a dust storm approaches Cimarron County in the Oklahoma Panhandle on January 12, 2014. Click image to enlarge. By Brett Walton Circle of Blue Drought is deepening in the southern Great Plains, […]
The Bureau of Land Management will open some 274,000 hectares (677,000 acres) of public land in three Western states for oil shale and tar sands research, development and demonstration leases, according to a broad federal environmental review. Companies must submit an application to explore on these lands, which, unlike for oil and gas leases, will […]
In 2008 journalist and photographer Jon Waterman spent five months traveling the Colorado River to understand the extent of its shrinking.
Hans VanSumeren has performed extensive water-related research from Maine to the Florida Keys, as far West as the Hawaiian Islands, and all the way to the bitter north of the Alaskan Bering Glacier. His latest adventure — creating the only Freshwater Studies program in the nation — is innovatively using eduction to combat the global water crisis.