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Ongoing Texas Drought Threatens Supply from Two Reservoirs on Colorado River

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With the amount of reliable water in reservoirs shrinking, water…

Sipping from the Fountain of Prairie Life

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Reporter Brett Walton recently visited the plains states of Kansas…

Study: Texas Lost Enough Water in the 2011 Drought to Fill Lake Mead Nearly Twice Over

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Most of the water evaporated from soils, according to new research…

Satellite Data Shows U.S. Water 'Hotspots'

Scientists who use the GRACE satellite say they need more resources…

U.S. Groundwater Losses Between 1900-2008: Enough To Fill Lake Erie Twice

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Groundwater depletion in the United States has accelerated over the last decade, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, contributing to both localized problems and global issues, like sea level rise.

Report: Half of U.S. Fracking Wells Drilled in Highly Water-stressed Regions

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Energy companies should provide better data on fracking water…
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The Stream, April 23: Looming Storms Threaten Communities Along the Great Lakes

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Looming storms are keeping communities along the Great Lakes…

Texas Water District Finds Few Friends in Quest for Water in Oklahoma

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A water rights case to be argued in the U.S. Supreme Court this week has national implications.
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Texas High Plains Prepare for Agriculture Without Irrigation

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Southern farmers are making changes now to wean themselves from the Ogallala Aquifer, a water source that gave rise to industrial agriculture and modern life on its plains.
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Report: USDA Says Farmers Expected to Plant More Water-efficient Crops in 2013

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Though corn acreage is forecasted to rise slightly over last year's planting, the biggest jump is predicted for sorghum, which uses less water.
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The Stream, March 15: Disaster Losses Exceeded $100 Billion in 2012

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Environmental Threats Natural disasters cost the world approximately…
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The Stream, March 6: More Than 1 Million Syrian Refugees

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There are now more than 1 million Syrians either registered as…