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Satellite May Help Explain State Water Deficit

El Paso Times

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Since a crippling drought in 2011, Texas has been struggling with an extremely low amount of water in storage. A new satellite launched by researchers in California aims to understand why.

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Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?

High Country News

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Clean water and healthy ecosystems are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks that biomimicry - such as reconstructing wetlands and growing biofilms - can tackle the toughest of water problems.

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Growing A Solution To California's Groundwater Crisis

National Geographic

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Due to drought and water shortage in California's Central Coast, community members collaborate with local government to create better water usage systems from runoff and to recycle waste water in order to irrigate crops.

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What To Do About the Antidepressasnts, Antibiotics, and Other Drugs in Our Water

Ensia

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Prescription drugs are greatly polluting the national water supply, causing researchers to begin looking for a method to better filter water and dispose of unused medicine.

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Hot, Crowded and Smart

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For the past three years, water levels in the San Antonio Edwards Aquifer have decreased to uncomfortable levels and drought periods may continue as the population booms. The San Antonio Water System organization has set up rules to limit water use and has recycled water for conservation frugal i...

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How to Grow More Food with Less Water

Ensia

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Water shortages caused by drought have increased across the globe, and farmers are faced with economic burdens. The U.S. government has developed different sensors for irrigation devices that gauge water demand and help conserve use.

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Kansas Farmers Commit To Taking Less Water From The Ground

NPR

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Farmers in one part of Kansas have pledged to use 20 percent less water in order to help the water conservation system. The agreement is necessary in light of farmers' abuse of groundwater resources, which have already dried up in parts of the state.

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Quenching Our Future, Part 3: City of El Paso to wean itself from river water

El Paso Times

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In response to dwindling water resources and climate change, the El Paso Water Utility is searching for ways to end the city's dependence on surface water from the river, including starting to reuse the water that runs out one of the city's four wastewater-treatment plants.

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Quenching Our Future, Part 4: Amid dry years, area wells sucking the ground dry

El Paso Times

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In recent years, with surface water allotments slowing to a trickle, the utility has depended almost completely on groundwater to meet the city's needs.

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Quenching the Future, Part 6: Texas Drought Diminishes, but Enormous Water Loss

El Paso Times

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Most of Texas has emerged from a drought that started in early 2011, but water supplies are still far below normal. Scientists are using new technology to monitor ground water levels and contemplate potential conservation methods and broad-scale solutions, while trying to convince policy makers o...

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