| Sep 25, 2000
Applied to soils as fertilizer and released as fuel burned in autos and industries, nitrogen readily spreads through the planet's natural systems, with devastating consequences.
For decades, farmers and researchers were convinced that agriculture...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Two years of drought, two years of water restrictions. Now, both are easing in one Butler County town. Recent rain has led the city council in Augusta to relax water restrictions.
"You could water twice a day, two days a week," said Bill Stueven,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 3:44 PM
The Salina City Commission took steps to apply water restrictions to private well owners when the city is in a warning or emergency.
The city has two major sources of water, the Smoky Hill River and groundwater.The wells use only groundwater.
| May 23, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Wichitans may be forced to shut off the water this summer, and the plan confuses many users.
"It's going to be a challenge for people to keep track of water usage, we realize that," says Ben Nelson with Wichita Public Works.
The proposal would...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Sustainable Indoor Plants:
There really aren't any houseplants or indoor tropicals that are indestructible, but if you start with one of the plants I have suggested below, you can be sure that they have yielded a higher...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Despite recent rains, much of Texas is still in a drought. There's no town where that's easier to see than Spicewood Beach, just west of Austin.
For most, rain can ruin a weekend
"It ruins a lot of outdoor activities for children playing sports and...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Your grass might be green now, but a major decision is being made Thursday that could mean the difference between a brown or green summer for your landscaping.
Richardson, Texas resident Erin Oosterhouse and her two children love spending time in their...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:23 AM
4/18/12 Update: Dallas City Council members decided to move forward with enforcing permanent water restrictions.
They met Wednesday to discuss the twice-a-week watering proposal. Most members appeared to be on board with the plan, though others...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Some North Texas cities are easing watering restrictions thanks to the end of the drought. Fort Worth, Arlington and Burleson are ending water restrictions, for now. Starting Friday in these three locations, all stage one water restrictions are lifted....
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:40 AM
After a dry summer that sparked water restrictions across Central Indiana, area reservoirs are now back to normal.
Citizens Energy Group said Morse, Geist and Eagle Creek reservoirs are full and underground aquifers are recharged. The company said...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Citizens Energy Group recommends people conserve the amount of water they use now to help prevent water restrictions later if drought conditions continue.
Currently, they are pulling water from two reservoirs and the central canal. While it did rain...
| Jul 11, 2012
Tribune editors and staff noticed a spate of outright bans on watering over the holiday week, and sure enough, regimented phone calls revealed local water utilities were struggling to keep up for demand for water for the parched lawns of suburbia.