Aug 28, 2015

Water use plummets in drought-plagued California

Mandatory water-saving measures in place to fight California’s historic drought have produced a sizable drop in consumption over the past two months, regulators said Thursday. The measures have been far-reaching, and the state’s 38 million residents are only allowed to water their lawns on ...

Aug 14, 2015

Cash pours in for water-saving shower head

A superefficient shower fixture that reduces water waste by 70 percent is gaining enthusiastic backing from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, reaping some $1.38 million in just two days. The startup, Nebia, based in the drought-ravaged state of California, promises to revolutionize the ...

Jul 7, 2015

Saving Tibet's unique heritage

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With China's mega-dams, mines and military activities in Tibet set to increasingly affect Asia's environment and security, the world's leading democracies must consider playing a discreet role to help save the Tibetan plateau's unique heritage from becoming extinct.

Jun 17, 2015

Study: A third of global groundwater basins are overstressed

Satellite data show people are overdrawing water from some of the world’s largest groundwater basins. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine say it’s unclear how much water is left in the most overburdened aquifers. The problem is expected to worsen with climate change ...

May 28, 2015

U.S. expands protection for streams, water supply

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled expanded safeguards Wednesday for streams and wetlands that supply drinking water to more than 100 million people. The EPA said it had finalized rules to better ensure that U.S. water protection is “precisely defined and predictably determined.” Approximately ...