The Drought Isn’t Just a California Problem

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, is 38 percent full. It forms part of the border between Nevada and Arizona. John Locher/AP

A rundown of other Western states in the middle of serious dry spells

Tom Selleck Cast as Villain of California Drought in Lawsuit Alleging Water Theft

Tom Selleck

Actor who has made career playing virtuous characters accused in lawsuit of delivering water to 60-acre ranch in defiance of cease-and-desist orders.

Want To Get Rich? Become a Water Lawyer in California

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California regulators are finally trying to fix the state’s insane water rights system. So now they’re going to get sued.

There’s a Place That’s Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It’s Not California.

A cotton field in Georgia. Georgia Department of Agriculture/Flickr

De-Californifying the US fruit and vegetable supply. 

Here’s the Real Problem With Almonds

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The nut apologists missed some important facts.

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