The Global Rundown New models project water shortages are more likely than previously thought in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States. Tens of thousands in Bermuda are left without power after Hurricane Paulette hit the island on Monday. Stolen barrels of oil and refined fuels in Colombia could end up in the […]
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The Global Rundown Water levels in lakes around the Colorado River are projected to decrease. Lakes in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley continue to rise and destroy livelihoods. Researchers in New Mexico address water conservation. Recent rainfall in Mumbai could stop water cuts. The Hoopa Valley Tribal Council in northwestern California sues the U.S. Department of […]
The Rundown Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico must make small cuts in Colorado River water use next year, according to the Bureau of Reclamation’s forecast. The Energy Department proposes to loosen showerhead efficiency standards. U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are concerned that groundwater pumping for the Trump administration’s border wall will harm endangered species in southern […]
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Use of Colorado River water in the three states of the river’s lower basin fell to a 33-year low in 2019.
The Rundown Water infrastructure bills move swiftly through a Senate committee. A federal judge blocks oil and gas lease sales in Montana over groundwater concerns. USAID sends food aid to people affected by a dam break in Uzbekistan. USGS researchers find microplastics in Lake Mead. California water dispute results in more letters from congressional representatives […]
This is Eileen Wray-McCann for Circle of Blue. And this is What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the world’s water, made possible by support from people like you. In Zimbabwe, residents continue to reel from a terrible drought. Inadequate rainfall in the southern African country has resulted in poor harvests in four […]
Water issues are gaining new prominence in the Democratic presidential race as candidates react to rising public concerns about water issues.
It takes water to grow crops, and an increasing portion of the US’s irrigation water is unsustainably mined from groundwater sources.
In this episode of Speaking of Water, host Eileen Wray-McCann talks with Michael Cohen, a senior researcher at the Pacific Institute, about the Salton Sea.