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1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area

Providing water for wildlife often not a good idea

DEAR JOAN: For two weeks we have had unwanted guests in our yard. They seem to be puppies and usually appear about 6 p.m. to drink water from the birdbaths.

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6 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Drought debate: Homeowner fined for replacing grass with drought-tolerant plants

Immature mint plants planted in a portion of Fran Paxson's front yard in San Ramon, Calif., photographed on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, San Ramon, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

8 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Surface water, groundwater, and drought

California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.

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8 hrs ago | KAUZ

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.

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8 hrs ago | KTUL-TV Tulsa

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.

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

9 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

In drought, California debates unregulated pumping

California lawmakers are looking at ending the state's status as one of the last in the West to start managing groundwater.

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12 hrs ago | Davis Enterprise

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, UC Davis, UC Merced

16 hrs ago | WKBT

Climate change could mean more ticks, mosquitoes

Along with weather extremes including floods and drought, experts say a warmer Iowa climate also could boost the population of ticks, mosquitoes and fire ants and make poison ivy more potent.

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20 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

Drought watch: Challenges for cattle growers

BECAUSE CATTLE GROWER'S ARE BEING IMPACTED BY THE DROUGHT. EVEN THOUGH MONSOON RAIN HAS BEEN ABUNDANT, AND IT'S GREENER THAN IT'S BEEN IN YEARS - CATTLE GROWER'S ARE STILL WORRIED.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Slip a n Slide planned for downtown Los Angeles during drought has critics, supporters

Almost 10,000 people have signed a petition to stop a Slide the City event that would shut down a three-block strip of downtown on Sept.

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Related Topix: Slide, Startups, Weather, Natural Disasters, California

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Drought raises pollution on Folsom Dam spillway project this year

The drought-related drop in Folsom Lake means more construction equipment can work on the Folsom Dam's spillway project.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by drought, wildfires, invasive species; seek more funding

Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Mark Amodei, Dianne Feinstein, Representative Dean Heller, US Senate, Democrat, Representative John Garamendi, Senator Dean Heller, Travel

The Washington Post

Greener Pastures Signaling U.S. Beef Supply Rebound: Commodities

Signs of a rebound in U.S. beef supplies are taking shape with the changing color of the pastures on Glen Cope's 2,000-acre ranch in Aurora, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Beef, Meat, Weather, Natural Disasters, University of Missouri, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Chicago, IL

New Scientist

Inside California's $7.5 billion drought-survival plan

The drought in California is a disaster unfolding in slow motion. The alarm was first sounded earlier this year as snowpack in the state's mountainous areas was far thinner than usual.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Flood, Oakland, CA

News Observer

Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July

Consumer prices edged up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month, after larger gains of 0.3 percent in June and 0.4 percent in May, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

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ABC News

Drought impedes flood recovery in Condamine catchment, southern Queensland

Ongoing dry conditions are impeding the rehabilitation of farming land across Queensland, badly damaged by widespread flooding in the state last year.

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Pasadena Star-News

DWPa s drought busters return to Los Angeles streets

A team of inspectors known as the drought busters is hitting the streets to find violators of Los Angeles' water conservation measure.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Reuters

As risk of drought rises, Australian farmers struggle to invest

When a scorching drought struck eastern Australia in 2006, cattle farmers Robyn and Paul Kendal had to slaughter nearly all their livestock and spend around a year of their normal turnover on feed to keep the remainder alive.

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Whittier Daily News

MWDa s drought-friendly lawn-removing rebate has homeowners,...

The number of Southern Californians willing to give up their lawn in exchange for water-saving rebates has nearly doubled so far this year compared to the past five years, thanks in part to the Metropolitan Water District doubling its rebate, the water agency announced today.

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The Fresno Bee

Earth Log: Anxiety, drought and barn owls

A farmer just called to say he thinks big rainfall will begin before Thanksgiving this year in California.

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