Australia's water architect tests a legal reform to help drought-parched U.S. West
A water expert is applying lessons learned in Australia's "millennium drought" to see if the strained and antique water rights laws in the western United States can be repaired.
Marijuana's environmental damage and illegal water use begin to rouse a drought-stricken state
TRINITY NATIONAL WILDERNESS, Calif. -- Two miles from any trail, 40 people scramble down a steep incline. They are going to dismantle a marijuana-growing operation, and they have a helicopter to meet.
Sierra Nevada snowpack at 500-year low -- report
Snowpack levels in California's Sierra Nevada are the lowest in at least five centuries, according to a sobering new academic report that warns that the ongoing drought could continue for the foreseeable future.