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Ariana Hawk, 25, is the single mother of three children under the age of ten living in Flint, Mich.

What Really Poisoned The Water In Flint, Michigan

The bottom line of thinking you can simply apply corporate methods and ethics to public responsibilities is that very bad things can happen.

February 3, 2016
Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips assists a Flint resident with bottled water at a fire station in Flint,

The Poor Of Flint, Mich., Left Under The Cover Of Darkness

This slow-rolling disaster offers many causes for anger.

January 20, 2016
water conservation

Water Conservation Has Costly, And Stinky, Downsides

In a paradox of conservation, water agencies say the unprecedented savings in water conservation in California are causing or compounding a slew of problems.

September 9, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University researcher Theresa Dankovich is developing filter paper treated with silver nanoparticles that can eliminate bacteria when used to filter water. One application is a book made with pages of the filter paper that can be ripped from the book to filter water as needed. (Bob Donaldson/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Need Clean Water? Take A Page From Researcher’s Book

Can bacteria-killing filter paper packaged in the form of a convenient book help people around the globe gain access to clean drinking water?

August 28, 2015
California water drought tree sign

Californians Cut Water Use By 31 Percent In July

Californians again earned good grades for water savings last month, cutting overall urban use by 31 percent compared with July 2013, officials said.

August 27, 2015
Yellow waste water that had been held behind a barrier near the abandoned Gold King Mine is seen in the Animas River in Durango, Colorado, in this picture from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department taken August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department/Handout

Restrictions To Remain For Rivers Hardest Hit By Colorado Mine Waste Spill

The rivers will remain closed for at least another week for irrigation and drinking water.

August 12, 2015

Tom Selleck Accused Of Stealing Water For His California Ranch

The water utility points the finger at “Magnum, P.I.” star Tom Selleck — and they say they hired a real P.I. to prove it.

July 9, 2015

To Encourage Californians To Conserve, A Tweak In Wording Can Help

Fighting California’s drought is a bit like running a political campaign, complete with carefully calibrated messages crafted with polling data.
Even details like colors are used for maximum effect.

July 5, 2015

Farmers Resist EPA Rule To Promote Clean Waters

Farm interests are pushing against a recently finalized federal water rule after an analysis by a trade group concluded that the rule “creates even more risk and uncertainty” for those who work the land.

June 16, 2015
California water suppliers have implemented restrictions on pools in an effort to help the state cut urban water use, but the industry argues that pools can actually help save water. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Drought Intensifies Debate On Backyard Pools

Pool restrictions have cropped up in cities that are cracking down hardest on water waste.

June 3, 2015
Trees and receding water rings are left behind from the receding waters of Pine Flat Reservoir in Sanger, Calif., last fall. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Turning Sewage Into Drinking Water Gains Appeal As Drought Lingers

As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a polarizing water recycling policy known as direct potable reuse.

May 29, 2015
arizona wetland

With New EPA Water Rule, Obama Again Takes Executive Action On Environment

The administration’s latest move is another example of President Barack Obama taking executive action on environmental and climate issues regardless of whether he has the support of Congress.

May 26, 2015
Mount Shasta activist Raven Stevens lowers a sensor into a neighborhood well on April 16, 2015 in Mount Shasta, Calif. The data from this and scores of private wells will help her determine how much Crystal Geyser Water Company's future pumping lowers the level of surrounding water table.

North California Water-Bottling Plant’s Critics Consider the Source

A northern California water bottling plant, slated to open later this year, hits roadblocks from activists and locals who feel the business is unnecessarily drawing away water needed in the region.

May 18, 2015

Choose, And Clean, Your Water Bottle Carefully

A test of more than 1,000 bottles of water commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council concluded that bottled water is not cleaner or safer than regular tap water.

May 6, 2015
Environement, Bark Beetle, California, Megadrought, Trees, Water, Top News, Forests, Conservation

Millions Of Trees Are Dying Because Of California Drought

An early survey of the Southern Californian forests has a grim diagnosis: The megadrought is killing millions of trees.

May 5, 2015

House Passes Water Bill, But Drought Solutions Still Under Debate

The House on Friday passed a big energy and water spending bill that showcases the continuing federal discord over how to handle California’s drought.

May 1, 2015
Environment, Infrastructure, Water, EPA, Farm Lobby, Agri-Business

Builders Flood Congress To Block Obama’s Bid To Regulate Creeks

The White House is upstream and without a paddle in its battle over what is ‘water of the U.S.’

April 29, 2015

Drought-Stricken California’s Wealthy Pay Up To Keep Lawns Lush

“How would we feel if you could pay extra to smoke on airplanes? When we decide something is a bad idea in general for society, we don’t want the rich to be able to buy their way out of it.”

April 16, 2015
Energy, Environment, Lifestyle, Water, California, Wealthy, Drought, Jerry Brown

California’s Wealthy Lagging In Water Conservation

When on average, wealthier neighborhoods consume three times more water than less affluent ones, drought-afflicted Californians look to enforce water conservation edicts.

April 8, 2015

California Gov. Brown Orders Cities To Cut Water Use By 25 Percent Due To Long Drought

The directive comes as one of the most severe modern droughts drags into a fourth year.

April 2, 2015
Environment, Infrastructure, Water, California, Sierra Nevada, National News, Local Governments, Resevoirs, Snow Pack, Drought, Governor Jerry Brown, Restrictions

Governor Orders Mandatory Water Restrictions In California

California governor Jerry Brown implements stern restrictions on water usage as drought worsens.

April 1, 2015

Water Stress Takes Toll On California’s Large Trees, Study Says

Climate change is taking a toll on California forests.

January 20, 2015

How Much Water Do You Need Every Day?

Here’s a basic guide to optimal hydration and health.

January 14, 2015

As Controversial EPA Water Rule Looms, GOP Prepares An Assault

The Republican attacks against environmental regulation are just getting started.

November 14, 2014

Drought-Hit U.S. Town Learns To Live Without Water

Residents in California fear how much longer one of the state’s worst droughts could continue.

October 16, 2014