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3 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

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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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Get control of your sprinklers

Ignorance shouldn't be an excuse for wasting water. Yet irrigation systems often baffle homeowners.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Marketing, Entertainment

Press-Telegram

How conserving water, energy isna t always about a a greena lifestyle

Last fall, Lorrie Ourada took advantage of LADWP's cash for grass rebate by redoing her front yard.

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Related Topix: Porter-Ranch, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Home Gardening, Home

KSWO

Lingering drought affects green Texas campuses

The lingering drought has forced some Texas Panhandle school districts to dig wells or install artificial turf to keep athletic fields and campuses green.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Education Etc., Amarillo, TX

Lincoln Daily News

Don't let summer droughts stop you from gardening

N o matter where you live, being a water-wise gardener makes environmental and economic sense.

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

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Dairy farmers want higher prices

With milk prices steadily rising in recent months, Whatcom County dairy farmers are finding themselves in the unusual position of earning enough to rebuild savings accounts and pay back loans from the years of lean times.

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Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA, Drink, Milk, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Lynden, WA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Despite cold, drought, Botanic Garden nears bloom

Tuesday, a crisp and brilliant spring day, brought the first evidence that drought, disease and an unusually cold and gloomy winter will not have the final word at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Palo Pinto, TX

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Views on Food: Outsmarting the drought

In its third year, the drought has already forced California growers to leave 800,000 farm acres unplanted this year, says Dave Kranz of the California Farm Bureau.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Avocado, Oregon House, CA, Grass Valley, CA, Marysville, CA, Opinion

WGBH

California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses And Even Schools

Cannon Michael's farm grows tomatoes, melons and onions, among other crops. This year, however, Michael will have to fallow one-fifth of the land due to the drought Cannon Michael runs an 11,000-acre farm in California's Central Valley.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Mendota, CA

The Kingman Daily Miner

California drought expected to hit shoppers' wallets

California's ongoing, record-breaking drought is expected to have a significant effect on produce prices in the near future.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Arizona State University, Life, Food, Vegetables, Avocado, Agriculture, Science

Pattaya Mail

DDPM prepares to dole out measures to tackle drought

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department is set to implement new measures to tackle the drought crisis following reports that more than half of the country faces water shortages.

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

St. Cloud Times

10 fastest rising food prices

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Meat, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Star Tribune

Congress takes up food labeling fight

Many U.S. foods come from crops with DNA that was modified to resist disease, drought and insects.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Weather, Natural Disasters, Food, Cargill, General Mills, Life, Nutrition

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