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News on Drought continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

All but three Texas counties declared a disaster area due to drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week declared 95 percent of Texas counties a natural disaster area in the wake of the drought that has gripped the state since 2011.

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

5 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Study Links California Drought To Global Warming

While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Weather, Natural Disasters

5 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Water picture improves for some California towns

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7 hrs ago | The Marion Star

Drought worsens in West; Calif. cost at $11 billion

Drought spread and/or intensified this week in seven western and central states, including California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor, a federal site that tracks drought.

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

9 hrs ago | Mashable

Silicon Valley Now at Epicenter of Worst California Drought in Decades

The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor is out, and the statistics are exceptionally grim for California and parts of the Southwest.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Texas

13 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

The great baby formula drought

AskMen asked their top writers and experts to share the parental lessons that have made them the better men they are today and they received this surprising advice.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Pacific Travel

18 hrs ago | NBC Los Angeles

LA Neighborhood Uses Runoff to Fight Drought

With California's rain season officially offer, local communities dealing with harsh shortages are taking dramatic actions to save water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sun-Valley, CA, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Home Gardening, Home, Los Angeles, CA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Politics in the Zeros

In drought areas, the big problem is grass - lawns, golf courses, parks

In Las Vegas, as well as in other drought areas, lawns and grass use 70% of the water .

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Aerotech News And Review

NASA satellites show drought may take toll on Congo rainforest

In the Congo rainforest, a browning trend dominates smaller areas that show a greening trend during April, May and June each year from 2000 to 2012.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology, NASA, SUNY Albany, University of Georgia Albany State

KRON 4

North Bay Drought Prompts Giveaway

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership is giving away toolkits to help residents cut back on the amount of water they use.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Nikkei Net Interactive

Ill-equipped Indonesia struggles with droughts, floods

When it comes to climate change, Indonesia stands to lose more than most. Poor infrastructure and living standards along with extreme weather have been known to shut down the capital for days, with losses to business and government running into the tens of millions of dollars.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, World News, Indonesia,

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

East Bay to tap Sacramento River water

The East Bay Municipal Utility District this month will begin diverting water from the Sacramento River for the first time ever, a clear sign that the drought is literally causing ripples across the state.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sacramento County, CA, Alameda County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Sacramento, CA

KMPH-TV Fresno

Valley Drought 2014: Huntington Lake Severely Low, Businesses Need Help

Right now a group of Huntington Lake business owners are trying to come up with ways to bring in business.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

SFGate

Southwestern drought draining Lake Mead

Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Las Vegas, NV

KAUZ

Drought Watch: Vernon

Water will be the main focus of Tuesdays Vernon City Commission meeting. The city is currently in a stage 4 drought and are looking at ways to lower that number or keep it the same.

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Examiner.com

Laser to control weather: Scientists believe laser can create rain for droughts

Scientists believe they can now control the weather with lasers, making it rain where there is a drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, University of Central Florida, University of Arizona

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Recent droughts send cattle prices to their highest levels since 1987

Beef prices are soaring, and in February they hit record highs. While it's welcome news for ranchers and farmers, it's bad news for those looking forward to the upcoming grilling season.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Inside Bay Area

Tri-Valley water suppliers to consider drought rates soon

Water suppliers for Livermore, Dublin and part of San Ramon have proposed drought rates on homes and businesses that would sharply increase bills for customers who fail to slash their water use by 30 to 35 percent.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, San Ramon, CA, Dublin, CA, Pleasanton, CA

GPB.org

Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California's Worsening Drought

The recent rain rains kept Suzanne and Mike Collins' orange grove alive, but the rainy season is ending.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Orange Cove, CA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Yardsmart: Gardening for avian pest control

Birds are the Godzillas of your garden. At least that's how an inchworm sees a sparrow as she swoops down to gobble it up and carry to her nestlings.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Entomology, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Weather, Natural Disasters

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