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4 hrs ago | Switched

California Can't Say If It's Meeting Drought Goal

The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.


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

4 hrs ago |

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

Six months after Gov. Jerry Brown called on Californians to cut water use by 20 percent, only a few state agencies know whether their efforts to conserve water have been effective.


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

7 hrs ago | Deseret News

Satellites track drought-driven groundwater depletion in the West

A new study gives a greater understanding of how the persistent drought in the Colorado River Basin is sapping groundwater supplies.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

11 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

New rules for water waste, but $500 fines unlikely here

Sprinklers run at Wildwood Park and onto the sidewalk near Chico's upper Bidwell Park on Friday.


Related Topix: Chico, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Butte County, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Q&A: WaterSmart CEO Peter Yolles, on tracking your water conservation

Peter Yolles, the founder and CEO of WaterSmart Software, speaks Tuesday afternoon, July 22, 2014, at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, Calif.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, IGN Entertainment, California, Weather, Natural Disasters

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

California Gym Beats Drought with Green Scheme

At least one gym in California is trying to conserve water during what is called the state's worst drought in nearly four decades using a technology appropriate for its Silicon Valley setting.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, San Jose, CA, Almaden Valley (San Jose, CA), Santa Clara County, CA, Health Club, Athletic Club

NBC San Diego

Californians Most Worried About the Drought: Survey

Fifty-four percent of people who responded to the poll said the drought has them on edge, the San Francisco Chronicle reported .


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Lexington Herald-Leader

Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Beef, Weather, Natural Disasters, CPU, Science / Technology, Agriculture, Science, Epidemic

Click Orlando

TGIF? Nope. Stocks fall in early trading

Stocks are ending the week on a sour note, putting the S&P 500 in reverse on the road to 2,000.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Weather, Natural Disasters

MSN Money

Meat, seafood prices rising on drought, disease

Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science


Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

California's crippling drought has forced many residents to cut back on water-wasting activities, but one company is making the best of a bad situation by helping them keep their lawns looking good by painting them green! Green Canary and other companies in California are painting dead and dormant brown lawns to create the illusion of a lush, ... (more)


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


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 .


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

Thu Jul 24, 2014


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters