Spain Investigates “Scandalous” Draining of Reservoirs During Drought

The Spanish government launched an investigation after it was revealed that a power provider emptied two reservoirs amid a heatwave and drought to take advantage of exceptionally high electricity rates. The dams of Samora and Caceres in western Spain were …

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U.S. Senate Passes $35 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill

The United States Senate on April 29 overwhelmingly passed a clean water infrastructure bill that would provide $35 billion to upgrade water systems nationwide. The Senate voted 89 to 2 on the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act (S.914) aimed …

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NOAA Forecasts Drought to Persist and Expand in the U.S. West and High Plains

Nearly half the country is currently experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions, which are expected to continue and expand through the Midwest, according to NOAA’S Spring Outlook released Thursday.  Drier conditions in the Southwest U.S. due to La Niña and …

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