In The News

August 10, 2014--Water utilities charge more to offset lower demand (Washington Post)

Federally mandated low-flow toilets, shower heads and faucets are taking a financial toll on the nation’s water utilities, leaving customers to make up the shortfall with higher water rates and new fees that have left many paying more for less.


August 10, 2014--Prepared for water challenges (Las Vegas Sun)

When Lake Mead was created in 1935, it made history. Hoover Dam had tamed the wild and unpredictable Colorado River, creating the nation’s largest man-made reservoir and establishing a bank account of water resources that has supported the American Southwest ever since.


August 9, 2014--Ocean and fish mercury levels have soared as a result of human activity, study finds (New Statesman)

Although many oceanic scientists have predicted an increase in global oceanic mercury for many years now, uncertainty lingered because they lacked the necessary historical data needed to prove their hypotheses.


August 9, 2014--Nestle creating life-threatening water shortage (Rim Country Gazette)

Imagine the swift and fierce government response if Al-Qaeda took a precious resource out of a delicate environment, sold it for profit and endangered 40 million people in the process.

August 9, 2014--In dry California, water goes to those who drill the deepest (Al Jazeera America)

The only sign of life sprouting out of a vast expanse of land in this unincorporated corner of Tulare County is a large drilling rig and two trucks laden with 1,000-foot-long drill pipes. Men in hard hats work round the clock in sweltering 100-plus degree temperatures and in the still of the night, under the glare of construction night lights.