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DRI to partner with Google on global water usage mapping project

As part of an Obama administration climate-change initiative, the Desert Research Institute will partner with Google to create real-time drought mapping of the United States and models of global water consumption.

Late Sierra storms ease Reno-Sparks’ water worries

The Truckee Meadows Water Authority doesn’t expect to have to impose any extra water conservation measures in the Reno-Sparks area this summer thanks to a series of late-winter Sierra Nevada storms that helped take the bite out of the region’s lingering drought.

State officials: U.S. Senate jobless benefits bill is flawed

Bipartisan Senate legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed is unworkable, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday as aides circulated a letter from state officials envisioning a series of difficulties they would encounter in administering the measure.