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An oil slick creeps across floodwaters in downtown Austin.

Memorial Day Flooding: A Grim Reminder of Environmental Risks

Memorial Day flooding across central Texas and Oklahoma underscores the importance of climate adaptation.
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Interior Department to Fund Water Projects in Drought-Stricken States

The Department of the Interior announced last week that it will invest almost $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in 12…
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Driscoll’s Berries on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Driscoll's understands that it needs water to produce great berries. So, the company is partnering with local farmers and cooperating with policymakers to…
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3p Weekend: 10 Hottest Headlines of the Year

Did you miss out on any of the year's biggest news? There's only one way to find out. Give that inbox a break,…
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Starbucks Bottled Water Highlights Sourcing Problems

A few weeks ago, Mother Jones published an investigation into Starbucks' bottled water brand, Ethos Water, revealing that it is bottled in Merced,…
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Photos: These 4 Maps Give a Unique Look Into Global Challenges

In centuries past, two-dimensional, hand-drawn maps were indispensable to global exploration and travel. Today our technologically-produced maps are our visual keys to understanding…
The Uvas Reservoir in Santa Clara, California, sits nearly empty in February 2014.

Sustainable Economic Solutions to California’s Drought

The obvious long-term solution is to reduce human pollution, which has generated the climate change that has intensified droughts in California and the…
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For Agriculture, California Drought Part of Broader, Global Trend

The historic drought in California is making headlines across the United States, but any farmer, anywhere in the world, knows firsthand that this…
U.S. power plants withdrew as much water as farms did and four times as much water as all Americans did in 2005, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

California’s Hidden Water Consumer: Power Plants

As California suffers through its fourth year of record drought and Gov. Jerry Brown imposes mandatory water restrictions for the first time in…
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Is the Protest Against Nestlé Bottled Water in California on Point?

The pressure is on in Sacramento, where activists protest that Nestlé is draining local aquifers of as much as 80 million gallons annually.
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California Imposes Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions

Yesterday Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order that he said is necessary in order to make California drought-resistant after the lowest snowpack…
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As the Drought Worsens, California Has to Make Some Tough Choices

The drought in California continues, so the state is targeting green lawns. Meanwhile, almond farms consume 9 percent of the state's water.
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Cool Planet’s Biochar Reduces Water Use, Increases Crop Yield

Cool Planet's enhanced biochar can help farmers reduce water use and increase crop yield, an important benefit in California's current drought conditions.
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Keurig Green Mountain Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

Keurig Green Mountain’s latest sustainability report shows how the company is reducing its environmental footprint, making it more sustainable.
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SABMiller Makes the Case for Confronting Water Scarcity at Lima Climate Conference

At the Lima Climate Change Conference, SABMiller says businesses must make the business case for addressing water scarcity throughout Latin America.