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9 min ago | ABC News

Portland Plans Reservoir Flush After Teen Cited

Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated at a city reservoir.


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3 hrs ago | WHAS11

Dominican Republic installs beach despite drought

The yearly project is intended for those who cannot afford to travel during Holy Week and will include 12 pools near a boardwalk in the capital of Santo Domingo.


Related Topix: Travel, Weather, Dominican Republic Travel, World News, Natural Disasters, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Travel, Central America

5 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the state

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a "serious water shortage," according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels after three years of drought.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, UC Davis, Agriculture, Science

9 hrs ago | WOI-TV West Des Moines

Cool, wet spring may ease western Plains drought

There are varying degrees of drought conditions in the Plains region, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says predicted above-normal rain this spring might ease some of the problem.


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13 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Inflation Still Low but Many Prices Climbed Anyway in March

After the brutal winter weather of January and February, people who use oil to heat their homes saw costs fall a bit in March along with dropping prices at the pump.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

16 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

What Others Say: Climate change is already a fact of life

In case there was still any doubt, and there shouldn't be at this point, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group of scientists, has made it official: Climate change is not coming, it's already here.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Washington Examiner

Water issues eyed at New Mexico town hall meeting

A failure by New Mexico to address water supply challenges and climate change would have far-ranging effects on everything from national security to energy independence and the ability to compete in the global economy, a U.S. senator said Tuesday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Martin Heinrich, US House of Representatives, Representative Martin Heinrich, Democrat, Weather, Natural Disasters

Daily Mail

Warning over chocolate Easter egg risk to your dog

One-way ticket to paradise: Private island in the Bahamas with six beaches, four houses and its own AIRSTRIP goes on sale for $9m EXCLUSIVE - 'I've seen better days... giant a**hole': US Airways social media manager speaks out about that X-rated 'worst tweet of all time' Lady Gaga accused of wasting 350,000 gallons of water to fill massive pool at ... (more)


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National Public Radio

Car Accident Killed SD Girls Missing Since 1971

Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sioux Falls, SD

Inside Bay Area

Lady Gaga wastes a lot of water during video shoot

But she is taking some heat for her video for "G.U.Y.", which was shot at Hearst Castle and ended up wasting 356,000 gallons of water during California's worst drought of the past 119 years, according to Radar Online.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, San Simeon, CA

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Pearce, ranchers meet on lesser prairie chicken

Around two dozen ranchers have expressed their frustration to U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce over the federal government's decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

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Science Daily

Fire and drought may push Amazonian forests beyond tipping point

Future simulations of climate in the Amazon suggest a longer dry season leading to more drought and fires.


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BBC News

Climate fears over Colombia drought

Colombian cattleman Daniel Cuadra: "I don't know what the future holds, but we need to prepare ourselves because next year could be worse."


Related Topix: South America, Colombia, Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Global Warming

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Guar: Bickered-about bean has great drought tolerance, uncertain future

Until recently, West Texas Guar in Brownfield contained the only guar bean-desplitting operation in the U.S. The company was ordered to halt operations until further notice.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Texas, West, TX, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Texas Tech

The Sietch Blog

Drought and fire in the Amazon lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality

Ongoing deforestation and fragmentation of forests in the Amazon help create tinderbox conditions for wildfires, contributing to rapid and widespread forest loss during drought years, according to a team of researchers.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Penn State University Park

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Beef prices hit record high

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Weather, Natural Disasters


Ag summit in Chico to address drought problems

Chico's Sierra Nevada Brewery will play host to an important gathering Monday. An agricultural summit organized by the California Community Colleges is designed to help the agricultural community learn about options available that can help relieve the financial stress brought on by the effects of the drought.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, California

The Daily Democrat

Feinstein tweaks drought bill to improve prospects

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday she has dropped $300 million in emergency spending from drought-relief legislation to try to improve prospects for getting the bill passed.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Fresno Bee

California looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns

Potable and non-potable water are stored in tanks on a hill above the El Dorado Water District, April 10, 2014.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, El Dorado Hills, CA, Agriculture, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sun Apr 13, 2014


Bellagio Fountains Blast as Vegas Glitz Obscures Droughtu

The Bellagio Fountains gush 460 feet high every 15 minutes nightly. Golf courses carpet the desert, as they have since Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack played Las Vegas.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, The Rat Pack, Vocal, Weather, Natural Disasters