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The United States and Mexico are tussling over their dwindling shared water supplies after years of unprecedented heat and insufficient rainfall.
Wells that irrigate agriculture and supply drinking water to more than 100 million Americans are at risk from over-pumping.
When wildfire smoke gets into water systems, it can contaminate drinking water and plumbing with carcinogens for months after the blaze.
Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring.
Some worry about Wall Street’s involvement in trading water, but two researchers argue the risks are likely overblown.
Southwest Utah’s claim to Colorado River water is sparking conflict with other western states.
Water insecurity is an underrecognized but growing problem in the U.S. Tap water distrust is part of the problem.
Many streams that people count on for fishing, water and recreation are warming as global temperatures rise. But they aren’t all heating up in the same way.
President Biden’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico to lead the Department of the Interior is historic on many levels.
De-icing salts can pollute water bodies. Taking a page from nature, scientists hope to develop effective but more benign antifreeze compounds.