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2 hrs ago | Mashable

My Neighbor's Using Water in a Drought! Quick, Someone Yell at Him

Faced with one of the state's worst droughts on record, some Californians have taken extreme measures to force their neighbors to use less water: publicly shaming them on social media, using the hashtag #DroughtShaming .

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, Elk Grove, CA, UC Davis

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Reuters

Groundwater levels drop in Southwestern U.S. in ongoing drought

Underground stores of water in the southwestern United States have receded dramatically amid ongoing drought that has parched states from Oklahoma to the Pacific Coast and is costing California billions in lost crops and jobs, a new study shows.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

The Modesto Bee

Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

Sara Borok of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said a survey of the Salmon River on Wednesday found 55 dead adult salmon and more dead juveniles than would be expected this time of year.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Klamath, CA, Klamath-River, CA, Modesto, CA

The Fresno Bee

Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

Researchers from NASA and the University of California, Irvine say their study is the first to quantify how much groundwater people in the West are using during the region's current drought.

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Related Topix: UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters

Daily World

The yin and the yang of grass

While bone-dry Californians are resorting to spray-painting their parched lawns green, one yard in Alabama had too much water, resulting in an odd "sod-surfing" video.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California Government, California

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV, Weather, Natural Disasters

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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