Apr 11

No image
Citizen Scientists Track Rain Drop by Drop

*Jim Ridgley checks his rain gauge outside his house in Frederick, Md. Photo by Rebecca Jacobson.* Inside Jim Ridgley's living room in Frederick, Md., the fire station scanner chatters nonstop and the AM radio buzzes with weather reports. A hand-held…

Mar 23

No image

Kids play in a fountain in downtown Seattle; Creative Commons photo courtesy Flickr user clogozm The extreme drought and record-breaking temperatures across the Southwest have highlighted crucial issues with the region's water supply system. As the population grows and…

Mar 20

No image
Two Texas Towns Run Out of Water

In collaboration with StateImpact Texas, the PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at the struggle for water in two Texas towns and how the state plans to deal with a drier future. This report is part of our new series…