FLINT, Mich., May 4- President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured parents that children over 6 years old could do the same during a visit to a city still reeling from a scandal over lead-poisoned drinking water. "The water around this table was Flint water that was filtered," Obama said during a meeting with regulators as he... » Read More
With California mired in drought, it might seem odd there's a dam demolition underway.
California's drought will cause the state to lose as much as $2.74 billion and nearly 21,000 total jobs this year, said a report released Tuesday.
While California's four-year-long drought has been a boon to some industries, its been a bust for others.
Brazil Summer Olympics' athletes will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming ill and unable to compete. The Associated Press reports.
A worsening drought and unseasonably hot weather is causing pain for Washington's agricultural sector and could result in hops shortages.
The economic impact of the California drought for 2015 is beginning to emerge. And the forecast doesn't look good.
When it comes to sustainable energy, big energy companies are challenging their own long-held business and technology models.
North Korea faces its worst drought in a century, state media say, raising food crisis fears in the impoverished nation. The Financial Times reports.
More than a third of the world's biggest aquifers, a vital source of fresh water for millions, are "in distress" because of human consumption. The Financial Times reports.
The EPA said in a Thursday report that it found no evidence fracking has a "widespread" impact on drinking water.
Contrary to expectations, California's water bills haven't gone up as the drought continues. Here's why.
Desalination is an expensive option compared to other methods of providing water, but many American habits take more energy than we realize.
Despite strict water restrictions, California's water parks are still wet, fairways are still green and showering at hotels is still possible.
"California has a lot of growing up to do on how to use water well," says a Napa wine grape grower who uses recycled wastewater to irrigate his vines.
In parched California, there's talk of measuring water use better in year four of the drought. But there's resistance.
Snowpack is an important contributor to water supplies, and crucial to winter tourism and skiing industries in the western US.
California is adopting new drought-fighting rules, but many people in the state don't seem interested in cutting back on water use.
The New York metropolitan area gobbles up more energy than any other major city in the world, according to new research.
Challenges have bedeviled some of California water conservation efforts, and experts expect uneven levels of compliance and success.
California's drought has given it bone-dry grasses and an accumulation of combustible, dead trees. Now comes wildfire season.