Environmentalists have seized on water supply as a “chokehold” to block fossil fuels on the rugged South Texas coast.
In Edwards Aquifer country, as goes the blind salamander, so go we all.
A century of enterprise brought the river to its brink. Now, authorities are “praying for a hurricane” as reservoirs dwindle and populations boom on both sides of the Mexico-Texas border.
Leaders in the South Texas city are reluctant to impose substantial restrictions on watering lawns, even as nearby communities declare emergencies.
Reservoirs in the Rio Grande Valley are running dry—sparking emergency water conservation measures.
Just west of Austin, preservationists fight to hold onto an ecological rarity as a Dallas billionaire's development looms.
In May, the Rio Grande ran dry in storied Santa Elena Canyon—warning of big trouble all along Texas’ longest river.
The state needs to invest more than $60 billion in water infrastructure over the next 50 years—instead, the Legislature spent federal money on cops, jailers and cybersecurity.
Cities have long dumped their wastewater into streams and rivers. Even treated, the wastewater can pollute waterways and contaminate aquifers.
Blue-green algae exists in almost all of the state’s waterways. Once it starts to bloom, it’s hard to get rid of it.