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32 min ago | Turnto10.com

Sesame catching on in southeast US

Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment.

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32 min ago | Monterey County Herald

Sesame catching on in southeast US

Farmers in the southeast United States are moving into sesame production, producing millions of seeds for tahini or hamburger buns even when there's a drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Lake City, AR

32 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

Calif. lawmakers ban plastic bags, struggle to cope with drought

California 's lawmakers ended a two-year session on Saturday with a package of bills that reflected deep disagreement over pressing issues including undocumented migrants, the social safety net, and measures to cope with a severe drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Immigration Reform, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors

4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study concludes

A trickle of water receding into Lake Shasta at dusk reveals signs of serious drought conditions June 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Shasta, CA, Marina, CA, Oroville, CA, San Gabriel, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Cornell University

7 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Botulism outbreak killing ducks at refuge

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Matt Baun said Friday the outbreak is not unusual, but has been exacerbated by the drought.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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

Vallejo Times-Herald

Historic groundwater legislation passed by California Assembly

The state Assembly today narrowly approved a package of bills designed to regulate the pumping of groundwater in California for the first time in state history and make the most significant changes to state water law in 50 years.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Twain, CA, Paso Robles, CA

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

1,000-foot Slide the City water slide will come to Los Angeles -- and all water will be saved

The 1,000-foot Slide The City water slide stopped in Salt Lake City in July 2014.

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

CBS Local

Fire Hydrant Break Sends Geyser Shooting 60 Feet High, Wasting Huge Amounts Of Water During Drought

A broken fire hydrant near southbound Interstate 880 and 66th Avenue in Oakland sent a geyser of water approximately 60 feet high.

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NBC New York

California Uproots Grassy Lawns

The dry-cracked bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

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Related Topix: California, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Solano County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Long Beach, CA

The Fresno Bee

US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told the "Business of Water" conference in Las Vegas that there's no one-step way to avoid the possibility of cuts in water deliveries in the next few years to states including Arizona and Nevada.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Las Vegas, NV, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

The Times of India

2014 could be heading for all-India drought year

An all-India drought year, according to IMD, is when the nationwide monsoon shortfall is more than 10%, and 20% to 40% of the country faces drought conditions.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, World News, India,

Forbes.com

More Reliable Than A Rain Dance: How Data Helps Solve California's Drought

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Fresno, CA, Business News

The Las Vegas Sun

Q+A: There's a drought in Las Vegas, and that's a challenge for Denver, too

Sitting near the headwaters of the Colorado River, Denver seems like it would have little reason to worry about the drought that has parched Las Vegas and the Southwest.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Weather, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Aug 28, 2014

USA Today

California drought: Before and after photos show impact

Full water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on July 20, 2011, in El Folsom, Calif.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Folsom, CA, Oroville, CA

Inside Bay Area

California drought: Livermore winemakers see lighter crop yields, smaller fruit

With an early harvest just around the corner, Wente Vineyards' Kevin Zollinger is optimistic one of the state's worst droughts in recorded history won't leave the winemaker's precious grapes high and dry.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Agriculture, Science, Livermore, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, San Joaquin, CA

The Daily Breeze

Monarch butterflies strike a chord with readers

Aphids, those tiny pear-shaped pests known as plant lice, are terribly fond of milkweeds and a significant infestation of them will keep monarch butterflies away.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Agriculture, Home Gardening, Home, Arcadia, CA, Calabasas, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters

KCRA-TV Sacramento

California drought could impact bird habitats, rice prices

Rice is one of California's top crops, but the historic drought is forcing farmers to make tough decisions in the field -- and that likely will have a ripple effect on consumers and migratory birds.

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Science Daily

Water 'thermostat' could help engineer drought-resistant crops

A gene that could help engineer drought-resistant crops has been identified by researchers.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Duke University

Washington Examiner

Study: Climate change to affect tourism industry

A University of Hawaii report is warning the state's tourism industry to start preparing now for the effects of climate change.

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