AUSTIN, Texas— San Antonio is preparing to move forward on a pipeline that could eventually skirt Austin as it brings water to the thirsty Alamo City. As other Central Texas communities mull piping in water to meet growing needs, Austin is largely foregoing pipelines.» Read More
*China likely to exceed 2015 hydropower targets by 5-10 GW. China, already the biggest hydropower producer, is on course to exceed a target to raise its hydro capacity by 70 gigawatts over 2011-2015, but a slowdown in project approvals means it is behind on its longer-term goals.
Almost every water crisis in the Golden State brings up desalination. But using the Pacific to provide drinkable water comes with risks.
One man's drought is another man's opportunity. Some firms could actually benefit from California's water problems.
The House of Representatives passed an controversial farm bill Wednesday that cuts spending by about $23 billion.
Matt Damon is both a hot Hollywood actor and a water wonk. The man who brought Jason Bourne to life spends time these days on fixing the water crisis.
"Think of living in a giant cesspool and you get some idea of the problem," said one expert about the lack of good sanitation for billions of people.
A new report says that many watersheds in the U.S. are seriously stressed, with demand for water exceeding the natural supply of the resource.
An estimated 870 million people suffer from hunger on daily. But the problem isn't that we have too little food, experts say—it's what we do with the food we have.
The drought that ravaged much of the U.S. in 2012 shows no sign of letting up in some sections of the country.