Calif. plans to ease environmental restrictions on water
Water quality rules and environmental protections for endangered fish in California will be waived for several months this year as the state's drought persists, a blueprint released yesterday said.
Sprawling Navajo Nation confronts climate change and 20-year drought
In the desert Southwest, water is everything. And with climate change likely to lead to additional stress on that already scarce resource, communities in the region like the Navajo Nation will face increasing challenges.
Calif. needs a better measure of water use to get through future droughts, study says
California, which is in the grip of a punishing drought, could be doing much more to manage its water resources, says a new study by a state-created think tank.
As drought persists, Udall offers bills to increase efficiency
With much of the American West gripped by an entrenched drought, New Mexico Democratic Sen. Tom Udall yesterday floated four bills aimed at encouraging a more efficient use of waning water supplies.