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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.
The state Assembly today narrowly approved a package of bills designed to regulate the pumping of groundwater in California for the first time in state history and make the most significant changes to state water law in 50 years.
The 1,000-foot Slide The City water slide stopped in Salt Lake City in July 2014.
A broken fire hydrant near southbound Interstate 880 and 66th Avenue in Oakland sent a geyser of water approximately 60 feet high.
The dry-cracked bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.
Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told the "Business of Water" conference in Las Vegas that there's no one-step way to avoid the possibility of cuts in water deliveries in the next few years to states including Arizona and Nevada.
An all-India drought year, according to IMD, is when the nationwide monsoon shortfall is more than 10%, and 20% to 40% of the country faces drought conditions.
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Full water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on July 20, 2011, in El Folsom, Calif.
With an early harvest just around the corner, Wente Vineyards' Kevin Zollinger is optimistic one of the state's worst droughts in recorded history won't leave the winemaker's precious grapes high and dry.
Aphids, those tiny pear-shaped pests known as plant lice, are terribly fond of milkweeds and a significant infestation of them will keep monarch butterflies away.
Rice is one of California's top crops, but the historic drought is forcing farmers to make tough decisions in the field -- and that likely will have a ripple effect on consumers and migratory birds.
A gene that could help engineer drought-resistant crops has been identified by researchers.
SAN GABRIEL >> With five water companies serving the small city, it can be confusing and difficult for residents to make sense of the water situation in San Gabriel.
Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a "megadrought" - one that lasts over 30 years - ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.
Matt Damon took a different approach to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: He poured toilet water on himself.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 02:00 am
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