Blog posts tagged in ground water
By Dionne Searcey and Delger Erdenesanaa
The New York Times
America’s stewardship of one of its most precious resources, groundwater, relies on a patchwork of state and local rules so lax and outdated that in many places, oversight is all but nonexistent, a New York Times analysis has found.
By Scott Sonner
The Associated Press
RENO, Nev.>> Water conflicts are nothing new to the arid West, where myriad users long have vied for their share of the precious resource from California’s Central Valley to the Colorado and Missouri rivers.
But few have waded into the legal question pla...
By Raymond Zhong
The New York Times
It sounds like an obvious fix for California’s whipsawing cycles of deluge and drought: Capture the water from downpours so it can be used during dry spells.
Pump it out of flood-engorged rivers and spread it in fields or sandy basins, where it can seep into th...
By Sam Metz and Ken Ritter The Associated Press
Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to get people to replace thirsty greenery with desert plants, and now they’re asking the Nevada Legislature to outlaw roughly 40% of the turf that’s left.
Water scarcity has long been a problem. But climate change, a growing global population and economic growth are putting the natural resource under even more stress.
Brown with rust two ships stand like stone upright in the yellow sand. The wind swirls salty air around the the trawlers, silence ...
Students at nearly half the public school buildings in Newark, New Jersey, have been drinking bottled water for the last month, ever since public officials disclosed that the water from drinking fountains and faucets contained high levels of lead. Just last week, the school district released a ...
New weather predictions show that our state's severe drought could be getting worse.
A three month forecast from the National Weather Service calls for below-average rainfall and above average temperatures through December.
Analysts say Lake Tahoe could drop to its natural rim for the first time s...
Colorado's intensifying oil and gas boom is taking a toll on soil — 200 gallons spilled per day seeping into once-fertile ground — that experts say could be ruinous.
The state's approach has been to try to compel companies to excavate and haul the worst muck to landfills.
But with support from sta...