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1 hr 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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4 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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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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Truthdig

Drought Bites as Amazon's 'Flying Rivers' Dry Up

The unprecedented drought now affecting Sao Paulo, South America's giant metropolis, is believed to be caused by the absence of the "flying rivers" - the vapour clouds from the Amazon that normally bring rain to the centre and south of Brazil. Some Brazilian scientists say the absence of rain that has dried up rivers and reservoirs in central and southeast Brazil is not just a quirk of nature, but a change brought about by a combination of the continuing deforestation of the Amazon and global warming.

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Bangkok Post

Flood-zone locals say no to new dams

Northern people living in river basins oppose large-scale dams and want more say in government efforts to stop flood and drought problems, a series of public meetings have been told. Suwattana Jittaladakorn, an adviser to the Water Management and Policy Committee , said the comments were made at consultation seminars held from Monday to Friday last week.

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Arkansas Online

5 myths about the California drought

California is experiencing its third-worst drought in 106 years, resulting in idled cropland and soaring water prices.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Sand Trap

Possibility of More Drought in CA Disastrous for Golf Courses

The El Nino weather pattern that was expected to bring vast amounts of rain to the state this fall and winter has been downgraded by the Climate Prediction Center, a National Weather Service agency, The CPC report said there's still a 60 to 65 percent likelihood that an El Nino will develop, but that "a majority of models and the multi-model averages favor a weak El Nino." "If we have another drought year, I think the implication will really be disastrous," Vaughn Kezirian, executive director of the Northern California Golf Association, said on Friday.

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Breitbart.com

California Drought Sparks Water War Between Nudist Colony, Open Space District

Tensions are high near a Los Gatos nudist resort after a neighboring open space district accused the nudists of stealing water from the district and using it to keep the resort open amid California's devastating drought. On Thursday, rangers from the Midpeninsula Open Space District removed an upstream water line used by the Lupin Lodge nudist community that they claim is situated on the district's property, according to the San Jose Mercury News .

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Cybercast News Service

In drought, 'pop-up' wetlands provide bird habitat

For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys. The new arrivals to the field - hundreds of them - are dowichers, says conservationist Greg Gulot, standing on a dirt berm and focusing his binoculars to identify a wading bird that is one of the first to fly south in an annual migration that brings 350 species to California's Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, Nature Conservancy, Charitable Organizations, Flood, Los Banos, CA

KSWO

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

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, Nature Conservancy, Charitable Organizations, Flood

Science Daily

How evolutionary principles could help save our world

The age of the Anthropocene -- the scientific name given to our current geologic age -- is dominated by human impacts on our environment. A warming climate.

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Related Topix: MRSA, Health, Davis, CA, UC Davis, Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

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