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4 min ago | Lake County Record-Bee

Sweeping new California groundwater pumping rules signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown

For centuries, California's groundwater has been freely available to anyone who could siphon the coveted natural resource from the earth. But that changed Tuesday with the stroke of a pen.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, Modesto, CA

2 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Teen critical from stun gun; FBI investigates case

The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition. Doctors were trying Tuesday to awaken a suburban Kansas City teenager who was put in a medically induced coma after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun in an incident the FBI is investigating.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kansas City, MO, Weather, Natural Disasters

2 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Woman in wildfire's path lost almost everything

16, 2014, that was destroyed by the Boles Fire, in Weed, Calif. Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather, Violent Crime, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Tornado

6 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Mom pleads not guilty in 5-year-old son's death

A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said. Connecticut state officials say a troubled transgender girl has been located by police several hours after she escaped from a treatment program.

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Related Topix: Prison, Transgender, Weather, Natural Disasters, Celebrities, Donald Trump, New Brunswick, NJ

6 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

15, 2014. . Smoke and haze from a wildfire more than 50 miles away darkens the sky over a shopping center parking lot in Sparks, Nev., late Sunday afternoon, Sept.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Weather, California

6 hrs ago | NBC12

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

15, 2014. . Smoke and haze from a wildfire more than 50 miles away darkens the sky over a shopping center parking lot in Sparks, Nev., late Sunday afternoon, Sept.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Weather, California

8 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Governor signs bills to regulate groundwater use for first time in drought-parched California

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwater makes up nearly 60 per cent of the state's water use during dry years.

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Related Topix: Weather, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Natural Disasters, Agoura Hills, CA

11 hrs ago | WBTV

5 investment risks created by global warming

If the Earth's climate continues to see more weather and temperature volatility, new types of risk will rise to the forefront of corporate and individual concern. Investors should begin making themselves aware of some of the major threats to future economic growth and some of the industries that could be most affected.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

15 hrs ago | People

California Nudist Camp Accused of Stealing Water During Drought

Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought. The San Jose Mercury News reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District descended upon Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was illegally taking water from a nearby upstream waterfall.

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18 hrs ago | KSWO

Inaugural Okla. drought challenge set Wednesday

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are hosting a conference this week that brings together people across several fields to discuss drought preparedness. The drought challenge intends to encourage dialogue and collaboration among water planners and other stakeholders from various backgrounds in Oklahoma.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region. Mexico's government said late Monday night that army and commercial planes would be sent to La Paz and Los Cabos airports to ferry out some of the tens of thousands of tourists stranded in temporary shelters in hotels.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, World News, Mexico, San Lucas, CA

Mashable

Water Everywhere After Napa Quake - But It's no Drought Solution for California

The Napa 6.0-magnitude earthquake has released tens of thousands of gallons of groundwater into the area's drought-dry creek beds. Locals are thrilled - but a geologist warns the babbling brooks could deplete scarce water supplies rather than add to them.

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Related Topix: Weather, Napa, CA, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Sonoma, CA

Las Cruces Sun-News

EPA administrator visits New Mexico, pushes for water rules

CORRALES >> Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday she's not backing down on her agency's efforts to implement a new rule that would assert regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands despite criticisms that it amounts to a federal water grab. The U.S. House approved a bill last week that would block the agency from moving forward with the rule, which aims to clarify the streams and waterways that could be protected from development under the Clean Water Act.

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Related Topix: Corrales, NM, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, House, NM, Weather, Natural Disasters

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Correction: Drought-Bird Migration story

9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. . In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Knights Landing, CA, Yuba City, CA

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Iowa farming officials seek punishment for thieves

Iowa farm officials are seeking to enforce a mandatory minimum sentence for the felony theft of livestock and crops. Delegates of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation met last week to discuss proper punishment for people who steal cattle, hogs, corn, soybeans and other farm property, the Des Moines Register reported.

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WOZZ-FM Appleton

Farm Bureau reports beef and pork sales to top cor...

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation says beef and pork sales are topping out grain for the first time in nearly a decade. Farm Bureau Federation spokesman Casey Laghan says a herd cull during the drought two years ago is part of the cause of high beef prices now.

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

Chico Enterprise-Record

Native plant gardeners share drought practices, ideas

Barbara Hammer has picked out a native plant to put in her yard and talks to Cheryl Cozad about how to care for the plant while Herb Hammer listens during the Succeed with Native Plants a Horticultural Symposium at the Chico Women's Club September 14, 2014. CHICO >> Nearly 90 people gathered Sunday at the Chico Women's Club for a symposium on low-water gardening from the Mount Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Chico, CA, Home Gardening, Home

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Moratorium on new wells? Glenn County Supervisor broaches the subject

He's asking other supervisors to consider new rules before the 2015 irrigation season, including a moratorium on new well permits for areas in Stage II and Stage III groundwater alerts until a groundwater management plan is put into place. Already this year, the county has issued more well permits than it ever has in history, county officials said during the most recent Drought Task Force meeting.

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Related Topix: Glenn County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Willows, CA

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

New Mexico's green chile harvest in full swing

The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is around the corner and the green chile harvest is in full swing. The annual ritual has everyone from Gov. Susana Martinez to farmers, chefs and hot pepper aficionados professing their love for all things green chile.

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Related Topix: Susana Martinez, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Mesilla, NM, Hatch, NM, Life, Food, Vegetables

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

California nudist camp accused of stealing water

Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought. The San Jose Mercury News reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Open Space District descended on Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was illegally taking water from a nearby upstream waterfall.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

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