Amid drought, Texas legislators look for ways to boost frack-water recycling
Texas oil and gas drillers are recycling more water, but state lawmakers want them to go further to protect rural areas that have been struggling with a historic drought.
U.S. Southwest could face all-time record drought by the end of this century -- study
A drought so extreme that it will be beyond the experience of anyone living could impact the U.S. Southwest in the latter half of this century, and the risk of such an event is significantly higher because of climate change, a new study claims.
Calif. lawmakers push state board to allow more pumping from delta
With entrenched drought threatening to force water rationing in Southern California this year, the state's lawmakers are upping pressure on state and federal agencies to allow greater exports of water out of the environmentally sensitive Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.