Just a few months ago, the state's top water officials said they had reason for optimism. Rain was cascading down on California in December and water conservation passed 20%. "I, for one, had high hopes,"
Photograph: Claire Rigby The Solar das Palmas complex in south-central São Paulo. 276 http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/23/1424708378889/187eb1fb-70f9-40e4-b0ef-bbd1d34eeb20-460x276.jpeg
Rick Silva began his investigation at the end of an alley, on a hot day in L.A.'s Westlake community. Driving down a busy thoroughfare, he spied water runoff on a sidewalk. He steered his city-owned Honda
Dasani, Aquafina, and Crystal Geyser all dip into the Golden State's limited supply. Bottled-water drinkers, we have a problem: There's a good chance that your water comes from California, a state experiencing
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