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Infographic: California Freshwater Withdrawals

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A breakdown of where California's water is used most, from fracking and Nestle's bottling plant to almonds and lawns.

Gila River Diversion in New Mexico Pits New West vs Old

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Debate demonstrates the power of water in the drying American West.

California Drought Invites Scrutiny of Bottled Water, Fracking

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A vortex of attention swirls around industrial activity that…

California’s Rainless Summer Will Dry Up Drinking Water Supplies

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State and local water administrators face supply emergency that is tightening.

California Orders First Mandatory Water Restrictions

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Abysmal snowpack ‘obliterates’ record; cities told to conserve 25 percent.

World Water Day Ingredients Need Big Dash of Urgency

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Senior editor Keith Schneider wonders if maybe a spokesperson and Xbox games are needed.

U.S. Ports Modernize While Water Supply and Quality Deteriorate

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Savannah container terminal is a modern maritime showcase; Savannah…
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National Groundwater Awareness Week: 21 Stories on the World’s Most Abundant Source of Liquid Freshwater

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Circle of Blue reports on groundwater supplies and pollution from California and Texas to India and the Middle East.

California Drought Cuts Farm Water Allocation to Zero for Second Consecutive Year

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The Central Valley prepares for an unprecedented shortage.

Central Texas Drought Is Worst on Record

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Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.

Study: Decades-long ‘Megadroughts’ in U.S. Southwest and Central Plains More Likely Due to Climate Change

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Droughts that are extreme by today’s standards will be normal by the end of the century, according to NASA research.

California Drought: A Dry January Closes and Dread Mounts

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Snowpack in the already-parched state is near record lows, just 25 percent of normal.