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29 min ago | Bellingham Herald

Lightning sparks dozens of new fires in the West

The fire near the community of Day had burned through nearly 18 square miles of brush and heavy timber and was threatening 150 structures Friday, two days after it began.


Related Topix: California, Fire, Weather, Natural Disasters, Madera County, CA

4 hrs ago | WALA

Tropical Storm Bertha approaches Caribbean

Tropical Storm Bertha approached the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy rains and strong winds.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Travel, Martinique Travel, Caribbean Travel, Weather, Puerto Rico Travel

8 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Woods, Mickelson together again in a major

The medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's chokehold on a New York City man last month caused his death.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Bell, CA

8 hrs ago | WWTC-AM Eagan

Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Texas

10 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News

Ways to care for deodar cedars and other plants during the drought

Before proceeding further he should go to and read everything you need to know about planting and growing California natives.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Los Angeles, CA, West Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA), Home Gardening, Home

12 hrs ago | NBC Philadelphia

California's Historical Drought May Run Breweries Dry

NBC Bay Area's Ian Cull examines how California's severe drought can affect the taste, production and price of beer.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

17 hrs ago |

Geese fight for survival as drought dries up their homeGeese fight...

Geese fight for survival as drought dries up their home Stranded geese face almost certain death without water and a new home.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Woodland, CA, Zamora, CA

21 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

Drought Spreads in Parched Calif.

Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California, marking a significant increase over just one week for a state in the middle of a third-consecutive dry year.


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

Thu Jul 31, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Most Of California Reported To Be In 'Extreme Drought'

The latest Drought Monitor report from U.S. agriculture and weather experts finds 58 percent of California in the worst of its four drought levels, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

a Lawn Dudea brings drought tips to digital billboards in Southern California

Southern California Water Committee and Clear Channel Outdoor have partnered to bring Southern California Twenty-five electronic billboards that will highlight water-saving tips.


Related Topix: California, Clear, Clear Channel Outdoor, Advertising, Weather, Natural Disasters


$500K donation to assure water for center

A home for developmentally disabled adults hit hard by California's drought will remain open thanks to a $500,000 donation designed to keep its water flowing.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

The Fresno Bee

Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Studio City (Los Angeles, CA)

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Drought leads to high prices, low lakes

"It's just going crazy; people are starting to panic," said Arthur, the owner of Arthur & Orum Well Drilling Inc. "You go to the city, and some people don't know there's a drought," he told CNN.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Life, Vegetables, Lake Nacimiento, CA

WATE-TV Knoxville

Tunisia army chief resigns after soldier deaths

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Tunisia, Weather, Natural Disasters, Associated Press, Drugs

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Landslide buries Indian village; at least 24 dead

A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Landslide, Air Accidents, Weather, Natural Disasters

KGW-TV Portland

Salmon to only get more water if fish start dying

A federal agency said Wednesday it will release extra water into Northern California's Klamath and Trinity rivers once salmon start dying from drought-related disease, but not before.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sacramento, CA

News Observer

Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage

A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

KTEN-TV Denison

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Weather, Natural Disasters, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, North Korea, Asia

Daily Kos

Megadrought: Huge Surge of Pacific Heat Fails to Start El Nino, Heats Planet to 3 Warmest Months

Chances of a western north America megadrought of an intensity not seen since before the arrival of European explorers just went up.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, US News, Liberal Political News

Science Daily

Famine in the Horn of Africa (1984) was caused by El Nino and currents in the Indian Ocean

Oceanic patterns are important drivers of climatic variability. There is a clear link between periods of drought in the North Ethiopian Highlands and oceanic phases of El Nino, the Indian Ocean Dipole and the Southwestern Monsoons.


Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, Weather