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2 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

Polls Look At Carbon Tax, Drought, Governor's Race

Related to this, 76% support the state's cap and trade program, related to carbon emissions.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California

6 hrs ago | R & D

Diseases of another kind

The drought that has the entire country in its grip is affecting more than the color of people's lawns.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, UC Santa Barbara

7 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

2 more bears captured, released to Sierra wild

Nevada Department of Wildlife biologists have handled 15 bears since July 1 in what they expect to be busy bear season because the drought has them searching for food and water.


Related Topix: Reno, NV, Weather, Natural Disasters

11 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Investors Bank on Sugar Squeeze

Many investors are sticking to their bullish bets on sugar despite a recent dip in prices, anticipating that a sharp drop in Brazilian output will curb global supply growth.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bangkok Post

Late rainfall risks Phitsanulok drought

Water shortages are expected to hit Phitsanulok next year if there is not enough rainfall to fill the major dams by the end of the rainy season.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Rain is welcome, but unlikely to affect Calif. drought

For the second time in four days, Northern California residents woke up to cloud cover and cooler, fall-like temperatures.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sacramento, CA

The Willits News

Master Gardener: Setting water priorities during drought

A laundry to landscape graywater system directs wash water to selected plants and fruit trees in this eco-friendly Marin garden.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science

Centre Daily Times

Obama attributes wildfires to climate change

Obama, speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday, offered federal help to deal with Washington's wildfire, the largest in the state's history.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Weather, Natural Disasters

The Washington Post

Rice Harvest in Thailand Dropping on Drought, Subsidy Lapse

Rice production in Thailand will probably shrink to a five-year low as drought hurts yields and farmers curb planting after the end of a subsidy program, according to the Thai Rice Packers Association.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Meteorology, Science / Technology

Pasadena Star-News

Los Angeles County adopts water conservation regulations

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to limit outdoor watering and require water suppliers to closely monitor use.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

New law bans homeowners associations for fining residents with burnt lawns

Homeowners associations can no longer fine residents who fail to water their lawns during droughts under legislation sponsored by a San Jose lawmaker.


Related Topix: San Lorenzo, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Brea, CA

Russia Taday

California curbs injection of toxic fracking waste into aquifers needed in severe drought

California is shutting down 11 oil and gas wastewater injection sites and reviewing over 100 others in the state's drought-ravaged Central Valley as officials fear companies have pumped toxic fracking fluids into needed drinking water aquifers.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, UC Davis, Davis, CA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Bangkok Post

Prayuth worried about drought

Military chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said he was worried about possible drought this year, but still had hope the monsoon season will replenish evaporating supplies of usable water.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, World News, Thailand, Southeast Asia

Los Angeles Times

California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn

A couple strolls with their dog along a dusty shoreline that is usually under water at Huntington Lake on July 10. Water is at the lowest level that many in the tiny High Sierra community in Fresno County can remember.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Fresno County, CA, Marina, CA, Oroville, CA

Science Daily

Process to purify water using seed extracts now simplified

Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing levels of harmful bacteria by 90 percent to 99 percent.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Microbiology, Biology, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Law blocks some brown lawn fees during droughts

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2100 on Monday. The legislation enshrines into law the governor's order in April prohibiting homeowner associations from penalizing residents who conserve water in a declared drought.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, Weather, Natural Disasters

The Campbell Reporter

California drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out water waste

It's about to get more difficult to go unnoticed if your sprinklers are watering the street more than your lawn.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, Sacramento, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

NewsOn6 Tulsa

OSU Study: Red Cedars Not Just Fire Hazard - Also Drought Contributors

Researchers at Oklahoma State say the eastern red cedar is not just a fire hazard and an allergy problem, but it's also drinking up Oklahoma's water supply.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Reno Gazette-Journal

Tennant: 1920s-30s drought damages land, man and beast

Tennant: 1920s-30s drought damages land, man and beast Columnist: Dry conditions in 1920s and '30s dried up local lush qualities.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Dayton, NV, Fallon, NV, World Records, Lyon County, NV, Fernley, NV

Nebraska conference to show ways to handle animals

Curt Pate will demonstrate the low-stress techniques on Aug. 13 at the Buffalo County fairgrounds, on the second day of the two-day conference in Kearney.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, The Horse Whisperer, Buffalo County, NE, Weather, Natural Disasters