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1 hr ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

Historic groundwater legislation passed by California Assembly

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.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Twain, CA, Paso Robles, CA

1 hr ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

1,000-foot Slide the City water slide will come to Los Angeles -- and all water will be saved

The 1,000-foot Slide The City water slide stopped in Salt Lake City in July 2014.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters

1 hr ago | CBS Local

Fire Hydrant Break Sends Geyser Shooting 60 Feet High, Wasting Huge Amounts Of Water During Drought

A broken fire hydrant near southbound Interstate 880 and 66th Avenue in Oakland sent a geyser of water approximately 60 feet high.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

4 hrs ago | NBC New York

California Uproots Grassy Lawns

The dry-cracked bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.


Related Topix: California, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Solano County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Long Beach, CA

4 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

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.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Las Vegas, NV, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

8 hrs ago | The Times of India

2014 could be heading for all-India drought year

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.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, World News, India,

14 hrs ago |

More Reliable Than A Rain Dance: How Data Helps Solve California's Drought

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Fresno, CA, Business News

18 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

Q+A: There's a drought in Las Vegas, and that's a challenge for Denver, too

Sitting near the headwaters of the Colorado River, Denver seems like it would have little reason to worry about the drought that has parched Las Vegas and the Southwest.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Weather, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Aug 28, 2014

USA Today

California drought: Before and after photos show impact

Full water levels are visible behind the Folsom Dam at Folsom Lake on July 20, 2011, in El Folsom, Calif.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Folsom, CA, Oroville, CA

Inside Bay Area

California drought: Livermore winemakers see lighter crop yields, smaller fruit

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.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Agriculture, Science, Livermore, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, San Joaquin, CA

The Daily Breeze

Monarch butterflies strike a chord with readers

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.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Agriculture, Home Gardening, Home, Arcadia, CA, Calabasas, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters

KCRA-TV Sacramento

California drought could impact bird habitats, rice prices

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.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

Science Daily

Water 'thermostat' could help engineer drought-resistant crops

A gene that could help engineer drought-resistant crops has been identified by researchers.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Duke University

Washington Examiner

Study: Climate change to affect tourism industry

A University of Hawaii report is warning the state's tourism industry to start preparing now for the effects of climate change.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Wed Aug 27, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

San Gabriel works to coordinate drought response

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.


Related Topix: San Gabriel, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Brea, CA

Science Daily

Southwest U. S. may face 'megadrought' this century

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.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Global Warming, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, University of Arizona, Texas

WDVD-FM Detroit

Matt Damon Pours Toilet Water on Himself

Matt Damon took a different approach to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: He poured toilet water on himself.


Related Topix: Science Fiction TV, V, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Non-Profit, Comedy, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel, Weather, Natural Disasters, Man of Steel

Mid-Day Mumbai

Donate water tanker to drought-affected regions rather than taking ice-bucket challenge: Nitesh Rane

Nitesh Rane, son of senior Congress leader and state industries minister Narayan Rane, today said that instead of pouring buckets of ice and water over their heads, celebrities should donate water tankers to drought-affected regions of Maharashtra.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Inside Bay Area

Around Livermore: Drought drives mountain lions closer

Growing up in Livermore, it has often struck me as exhilarating and strange to know that just outside my town, in the rolling hills lives a large predator.


Related Topix: Livermore, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Humboldt County, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Antioch adds new water restrictions to drought management plan

With no end to the statewide drought in sight, Antioch officials on Tuesday reaffirmed the city's ordinance against squandering water.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Science / Technology