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Harris calls water security a foreign policy priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday the U.S. is safer if people in other countries have sufficient water to drink, grow food and safely dispose of sewage, emphasizing that wa...

Californians could see mandatory water cuts amid drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened Monday to impose mandatory water restrictions if residents don't use less on their own as a drought drags on and the hotter summer mon...

Californian governor: Drought is deepening, residents must conserve more or state may enact mandatory water restrictions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californian governor: Drought is deepening, residents must conserve more or state may enact mandatory water restrictions.

California nixes plant, but says open to desalination

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California officials have nixed a proposal for a $1.4 billion desalination plant but say they're open to growing the state's capacity to turn Pacific Ocean seawater int...

Nebraska water groups endorse proposed $500M Colorado canal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska water regulators rallied Wednesday behind a proposal to build a $500 million canal in neighboring Colorado to divert water out of the South Platte River, a project steepe...

Dry January means less water than normal in California snow

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The water contained in California's mountain snow is now lower than the historical average after a January without significant rain or snow — a dramatic reversal from Decembe...

California adopts water restrictions as drought drags on

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For the second time in a decade, Californians will face mandatory restrictions governing their outdoor water use as the state endures another drought and voluntary conservati...

California water districts to get 0% of requested supplies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water agencies in drought-stricken California that serve 27 million residents and 750,000 acres of farmland won’t get any of the water they've requested from the state headin...

Climate change makes drought recovery tougher in U.S. West

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians rejoiced this week when big drops of water started falling from the sky for the first time in any measurable way since the spring, an annual soaking that heralds...

California regulators warn of dry reservoirs, restrictions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's reservoirs are so dry from a historic drought that regulators warned Thursday it's possible the state's water agencies won't get anything from them next year, a ...

Taiwan’s TSMC continues to improve water management

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) was able to conserve 1.927 million metric tons of water in 2020, according to a recent financial disclosure report. Last ye...

Governor asks Californians to voluntarily cut water use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked people and businesses in the nation's most populous state to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15% as the Western Unit...

Taiwan records hottest month of May since 1947

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The average temperature in May reached 27.8 degrees Celsius, the highest level for the month since May of 1947, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Tuesday (June 29)....

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 15 The Guardian on U.S. President Joe Biden, China and Europe: It is 50 year...

Taiwan eases water curbs for central, southern regions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities have partially lifted water restrictions throughout Taiwan after several days of heavy rains amid one of the worst droughts in recent memory exacerbated by the...