The EPA may attempt to block Texas seawater desalination plant in Corpus Christi

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up-to-date on the top Texas news. Texas regulators on Thursday issued an environmental permit for the Port of Corpus Christi to build what could become the state’s first seawater desalination plant, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may refuse. to accept it. The state … Read more

Colorado River is drying up, but basin states “don’t have a plan” for how to reduce water use

Event host, Colorado River District Chief Executive Andy Mueller, told attendees that scientists now recommend water managers plan for the river to provide only 9 million acre feet of water annually. This is about a quarter of the amount used in 2021 by US states, Native American tribes and Mexico. The Colorado River system provides … Read more

Seven statistics explaining the West’s epic drought

The American West is experiencing its driest period in human history, a mega drought that threatens health, agriculture and entire lifestyles. DRIED UP is examining the dire effects of drought on the hardest-hit states, as well as the solutions Americans are adopting. It is difficult to grasp the extent of the drought facing the western … Read more