California's drought is getting all the press, but much of Oregon is in the fourth year of drought, with this year now qualifying as "exceptional drought."
Apr 10, 2015 The Oregonian
In response to California's drought, Gov. Jerry Brown recently issued an executive order proposing a wide variety of water restrictions. Blog Post
Apr 9, 2015 By
It might be hard to believe if you're in Boston right now, but the entire West Coast is suffering a poorly timed dearth of snow, a critical source of drinking water and hydroelectric capacity for the region.
Mar 5, 2015 The Bellingham Herald
Research uncovers more evidence for possibly decades-long droughts. Climate change is the likely culprit in effects that may challenge infrastructure and agricultural output throughout the century.
Feb 23, 2015 Slate
Take a kayak trip on the Los Angeles River with KQED science reporter Amy Standen to understand why cities were built on the premise of endless potable water and how we can build cities sustainably in regions that receive low rainfall.
Dec 4, 2014 KQED Science
Jonathan Waterman describes a kayaking trip into Lake Powell—the "reservoir formed by the confluence of the San Juan and the Colorado Rivers and the holding power of Glen Canyon Dam" above the Grand Canyon.
Nov 29, 2014 National Geographic
As opposed to the wasteful "Ice Bucket Challenge," 4Liters challenges individuals to experience water poverty by limiting themselves to four liters of water for 24 hours, about 1 percent of the amount an average American uses.
Oct 9, 2014 Treehugger
Laura Bliss provides a summary of the controversy surrounding plans to bring the "Slide the City" event to Temple Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles.
Sep 22, 2014 CityLab
The Brookings Institution takes a closer look at the economic and employment impacts that water has on the United States.
Sep 19, 2014 Brookings Institution
Anna Louise Bardach tells the story of Montecito, California, an extremely wealthy enclave near Santa Barbara, which has enough money to buy its way out of the drought.
Aug 26, 2014 Politico Magazine