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Ogallala Water Use Climbs as Drought Intensifies in the Southern Plains

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, […]


Federal Water Tap, November 12: Post-election Government Back In Action: Tar Sands, Climate Change, and Coal Ash

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 […]


At the Helm of the First U.S. Freshwater Studies Program — Meet Hans VanSumeren

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.