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3 hrs ago | Ars Technica

American Southwest has 80% chance of decade-long drought this century

In a good year, the management of water resources in the American West is contentious.

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7 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Drought in Spain means massive olive oil shortage in months ahead

Futures investors are making an already difficult situation worse in Spain, where unrelenting drought conditions in the world's largest olive-producing country threaten to spike the price of olive oil globally.

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11 hrs ago | West Australian

Farmers feel winter blues

Farmers are feeling less confident as prices for commodities such as wool, grains, dairy products and beef ease, and drought grips parts of Queensland and NSW.

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14 hrs ago | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Gov. Browna s GOP challenger, Neel Kashkari, appears in Upland

UPLAND >> It's a tall order but Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is optimistic he can defeat Gov. Jerry Brown come November.

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Related Topix: US News, Upland, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, San Bernardino County, CA

18 hrs ago | ABC News

Drought-stricken Queensland gets tropical gift

The delivery is the fourth from a group of Magnetic Island friends calling themselves East West Relief, who have raised more than $25,000 over five months to buy hay and stock feed.

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

Sun Aug 31, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Water ways busy over Labor Day Weekend despite drought

Many people were out at local lakes and along rivers despite low levels at water ways due to this year's drought.

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Vallejo Times-Herald

California drought: Why doesn't California build big dams any more?

How much money drought-stricken California should spend to build new dams was a big part of the debate over the bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signed last month to put a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News, Shasta Lake, CA, Redding, CA

KSWO

Austin not yet seeking pipelines for water needs

San Antonio is preparing to move forward on a $2.2 billion pipeline that could eventually skirt outer Austin as it brings water to the thirsty Alamo City.

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Channel3000

Apple growers say crop looking good

A Wisconsin State Journal report says growers were concerned after last year's unusually heavy harvest.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Summer drought has Georgia farmers feeling the heat

A summer drought combined with scorching temperatures have Georgia farmers feeling the heat, says University of Georgia's agricultural climatologist Pam Knox.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Weather, Natural Disasters, University of Georgia, Agriculture, Science, Tifton, GA, Tift County, GA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Despite California's drought, residents are promised access to...

There is a major water crisis currently sweeping California, and experts say outdated water allocation data is making the problem even worse.

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KMPH-TV Fresno

Valley Drought 2014: Illegal Pot Growers Are Using Thousands of Gallons of Water

Valley Drought 2014 has all of us making sacrifices to save water. However, officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife say they busted a marijuana grow where the bad guys wasted thousands of gallons of water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drugs

The Daily Democrat

Convert your water-hungry lawn to a drought-tolerant landscape

The California Native Grasslands Association will be hosting a lawn conversion workshop at the Vanderhoef Studio Theater in the Mondavi Center on the UC Davis campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, UC Davis, Home Gardening, Home

ThinkProgress

Drought-Stricken California Makes Historic Move To Regulate Underground Water For The First Time

At least one in four Californians get their water from underground aquifers, and up until now, use of this water has been totally unregulated, with disputes about overuse settled in court.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

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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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

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

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

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

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