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4 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

Water level is low; information level is too: Thomas Elias

We know a fair amount about the drought that has now afflicted California for about three years: It has been the driest period since record-keeping began in the 19th Century.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Diego County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Riverside County, CA, Opinion

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Old Sac's Gold Rush Days washed out by drought

The event usually sees Old Sacramento's streets covered under 200 tons of decomposed granite, and traffic is closed to all cars over Labor Day Weekend.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Theater, Arts

10 hrs ago |

Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Outside the northern Guatemalan town of Olopa, near the Honduran border, farmer Edwin Fernando Diaz Viera stands in the middle of his tiny coffee field.


Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Immigration Reform, Natural Disasters

14 hrs ago | KSWO

Corpus Christi enforces stricter drought rules

Sprinkler irrigation is limited to one day per week - the same day as trash pickup.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

18 hrs ago |

Rattlesnakes inundating neighborhoods looking for water in drought: Dogs at risk

The drought in Northern California has brought some slithering creatures out of their habitats and into neighborhoods looking for water, rattlesnakes .


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

The Green Way: No drought of water-shortage emails from readers

Letters from some of my college buddies spilled from a box in the garage. The find was like those archaeologists who uncover cave paintings.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Glendora, CA, San Pedro, CA, West Covina, CA, Covina, CA, Azusa, CA

Daily Herald

Study: Western drought worse than thought

Seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, a new study finds, the latest indication that an historic drought is threatening the region's future access to water.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology, NASA, Irvine, CA

Hispanically Speaking

Puerto Rico Plagued by Drought

Drought conditions continue worse than usual in Puerto Rico due to the drastic lack of rainfall over most of the island, except for the eastern and northwestern regions.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters


U.N. warns of alarming malnutrition rates in Somali capital

The United Nations has reported alarming rates of malnutrition in the Somali capital where aid agencies cannot meet the needs of 350,000 people due to insufficient funds, drought and conflict.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Famine


City officials: Sales tax increase key to surviving future droughts

As the California drought continues to take its toll, forcing residents to cut back on water use, officials here warn the same could happen in Wichita, if improvements aren't made to the water system.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Hispanically Speaking

President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced financial aid for the agricultural sector that could be hurt if the weather phenomenon known as El Nino aggravates the severe drought already affecting much of the northern part of the country.


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

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Fresno Bee

In drought, water cops crack down on waste

Tou Moua, a water conservation representative for the city of Fresno, leaves a home where he left a notice for use of sprinklers during a prohibited time of day, flooding gutters and causing flooding to a neighbor's property Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Fresno, Calif.


Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, 9, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Madera, CA

News Herald

West's water worries rise as Lake Mead falls

Even for a regular like Allen Keeten, who has been visiting here since the late 1970s, the retreating shoreline of Lake Mead behind Hoover Dam is a shock to witness.


Related Topix: Boulder City, NV, Weather, Natural Disasters, Las Vegas, NV, US National Parks, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Inside Bay Area

California Drought: Who's wasting water? We want to know

No, not about your rich neighbor washing his BMW in the driveway without a nozzle.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Lawrence Ellison


California Can't Say If It's Meeting Drought Goal

The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.


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

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

Six months after Gov. Jerry Brown called on Californians to cut water use by 20 percent, only a few state agencies know whether their efforts to conserve water have been effective.


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

Deseret News

Satellites track drought-driven groundwater depletion in the West

A new study gives a greater understanding of how the persistent drought in the Colorado River Basin is sapping groundwater supplies.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Science / Technology, NASA, Space


New rules for water waste, but $500 fines unlikely here

Sprinklers run at Wildwood Park and onto the sidewalk near Chico's upper Bidwell Park on Friday.


Related Topix: Chico, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Butte County, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Q&A: WaterSmart CEO Peter Yolles, on tracking your water conservation

Peter Yolles, the founder and CEO of WaterSmart Software, speaks Tuesday afternoon, July 22, 2014, at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, Calif.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, IGN Entertainment, California, Weather, Natural Disasters

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

California Gym Beats Drought with Green Scheme

At least one gym in California is trying to conserve water during what is called the state's worst drought in nearly four decades using a technology appropriate for its Silicon Valley setting.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, San Jose, CA, Almaden Valley (San Jose, CA), Santa Clara County, CA, Health Club, Athletic Club