Category drought

Texas drought. Towns struggle for water

PBS reports on the continuing Texas drought and its impact on small towns. Some areas don’t have enough water to fight fires, and last year the fire season was the worst ever. The town of Robert Lee is building a…

Texas drought

The Agonist, from Don in West Texas, on the current devastating Texas drought, which may continue for another year and even intensify. We raise more cattle than anywhere in these United States. Or we once did, anyway… As I speak,…

Water shortages on Rio Grande

The Rio Grande has no excess water left to give, so border cities are looking at desalination. “The Rio Grande is one of the most stressed river basins in the world and water use is already at its limit,” said…

Drought in China

Nearly one million people lack drinking water in a southern Chinese province that is suffering its worst water shortage in more than 50 years due to insufficient rain. The hidden cause of many water shortages, whether they be in China…