DENVER— A Colorado water broker and a university researcher are testing underground crop irrigation, hoping it can make farms more efficient and reduce competition between cities and agriculture for the state's scarce water. The first crops will be planted this summer on a 165- acre test plot on the 70 Ranch in Weld County. Research will be overseen by Colorado...» Read More
DUBAI, Sept 17- A lack of water threatens Iraq's plans to raise its oil output, boost its stumbling economy and become a leading producer in the region after Saudi Arabia. A multi-billion dollar common seawater injection scheme designed to boost production from the giant export oilfields in Iraq's south is snarled up in red tape and acrimony.
Unlike a hurricane, tornado or snowstorm, the ends and beginning of droughts are very hard to predict.
Many shale-rich countries face a dilemma, says a new report. It might mean a choice between fracking for energy or having enough water to drink.
The ongoing drought in California is cutting back the state's rice crop. It's gotten so bad, one rice farmer said they might have to sell the land.
The U.S. is not the only country suffering from drought. The lack of rainfall in countries like China, Colombia and Australia is raising alarms.
A tongue-in-cheek effort to replace the bear on California's state flag with a camel is really meant to show just how serious the drought has become.
CNBC looks at which countries may be worst hit, both environmentally and economically, by climate change.
A third year of severe drought in California has dried up water supplies and imposed restrictions. Yet bottled water is still being produced there.
Problems with the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, highlight the need for improvement in water infrastructure. Here's how one analyst would play it.
Enter Gaga, a New Yorker, who shot a public service announcement for California's Save Our Water.
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in regions with water scarcity. The international community needs to act now, says Mikhail Gorbachev.
Scientists say if no action is taken during California's extreme drought, there could be dire and irreversible consequences for wildlife.
Severe drought conditions in the Southwest won't do much to damper fireworks this 4th of July weekend. Not even in California.
Small-business owners are worried about climate change and imagining power outages and tainted water supplies, according to a new report.
The ancient water-finding method known as "dowsing" is becoming more popular than ever in drought-ridden states.
A new survey of 368 water utility companies across the country shows that 66 percent of them are not generating enough revenue to cover their costs.
The severe drought in the Southwest and other parts of the country is causing pain. But most Americans seem to take it in stride.
Some S&P 500 companies in conservative states already are managing weather shifts, according to a new report. Inside the climate change fight.
Opponents of fracking may have hoped the drought would stop the water-using oil and gas drilling process. They are wrong, for now.
Legislation proposed to ease the hardships caused by the severe drought may be too little too late.