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Drought leaves dark cloud over California ranchers, growers

Published: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:30pm
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Water

Beneath unyielding blue skies on a recent afternoon, Ryan Indart knelt down to examine what was left of one of his sheep pastures.

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Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing Worst

Published: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:25pm
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Water

The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state’s drinking water supply.

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California drought prompts first-ever 'zero water allocation'

Published: 
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:46pm
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Water

Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety.

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Its Great Lake Shriveled, Iran Confronts Crisis of Water Supply

Published: 
Sun, 02/02/2014 - 9:44pm
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Water

After driving for 15 minutes over the bottom of what was once Iran’s largest lake, a local environmental official stepped out of his truck, pushed his hands deep into his pockets and silently wandered into the great dry plain, as if searching for water he knew he would never find.

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Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

Published: 
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 2:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a river that courses through two states and the nation's capital.