A set of guidelines for managing the Colorado River helped seven Western states through a dry spell. But the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it's not enough to keep key reservoirs from plummeting amid persistent drought and climate change.
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
Wednesday's proposal would alter how a 1992 energy conservation law is interpreted, allowing showerheads with multiple nozzles to spray far more water. Officials say it is about consumer choice. Conservation and consumer experts call the proposal silly, unnecessary and wasteful.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
New Jersey authorities said Wednesday they're working with federal officials to determine how widespread lead in Newark's drinking water might be, as the city handed out bottled water to residents for the third day in a row.
By David Porter, Associated Press
The global water supply is constantly and increasingly threatened by climate change, overconsumption and poor management, among other forces. In an effort to bolster it, scientists around the world are leveraging familiar scientific principles with modern technology to capture water…
By John Yang, Sam Lane
On this Earth Day 2019, we celebrate water fleas and ecologist Meghan Duffy. Duffy studies how these water fleas maintain healthy waterways and fight deadly diseases.
By Jim Robbins, Yale Environment 360
As the Southwest faces rapid growth and unrelenting drought, the Colorado River is in crisis. Now those who depend on the river must confront the hard reality that their supply of Colorado water may be cut off.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Lawmakers from both parties hailed the measure, which they said will create jobs and help communities across the country fix irrigation systems, maintain dams and reduce flooding.
The EPA's Office of Inspector General says in a report that the agency must take steps now to be able to react more quickly in times of public health emergencies.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency chief drew questions from Republican and Democratic lawmakers last week after emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act revealed an unidentified White House official calling a pending federal toxicological report on the chemical a "potential…
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