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Just When California’s Drought Problems Couldn’t Be Worse, Fracking Pollutes 9 Aquifers

California is a state of drought emergency and there are no signs that this will change any time soon. Residents are being urged to save water in any …

Green Living

Forecast For 2015: Western States Face Enduring Water Crisis

New data will reveal the actual scale of groundwater resources<p>For the third year in a row, California has suffered severe drought. Reservoirs hit all-time lows, wildfires raced through dry forests, and some towns ran out of water.<p>Many Central Valley farmers, desperate to irrigate their crops, made …

In Migrant Camp and Beyond, California Drought Brings a Familiar Desperation

During the Depression, the Central Valley represented hope for migrant "Okies." Today, growers and farmworkers struggle through California's worst drought in history. This is the last of three parts.<p><b>"They were hungry, and they were fierce. And they had hoped to find a home, and they found only</b> …

The damage caused by water overuse

In times of drought, some people discover how important water is. But in recent years, water shortage has turned into something more than a temporary …