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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

Tue Aug 26, 2014


With limited water from drought, CA residents stain lawns green

Lawns are drying up all over the Bay Area because of the severe drought, but that hasn't stopped several people from keeping their grass looking lush without watering them.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Contra Costa Times

California drought: San Jose declares water shortage, but won't fine wasters

More than seven months into the California drought, San Jose has officially declared a citywide water shortage, asking the city's 1 million residents to cut their water use by 20 percent -- but there will be no new consequences for those who don't.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, Sacramento, CA, Pleasanton, CA

Nashoba Publishing Online

Watch Matt Damon do ice bucket challenge with toilet water

Matt Damon was nominated by Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Social Software


Irrigators ask judge to cut off water for salmon

Water providers in California's Central Valley are asking a federal judge to stop releases of extra water intended to help salmon in the Klamath Basin survive the drought.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Fresno, CA


Earthquake, Drought and Wildfires Ravage California

With its spate of natural disasters, some spurred by human action, California isn't looking like such a We probably can't blame the earthquake that hit California's Napa Valley this weekend on climate change .


Related Topix: California, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Weather, Porterville, CA, East Porterville, CA, Tulare County, CA


Lifestyles of the Rich and Richer: Oprah Shipping in Drought Water to Massive Montecito Estate

Montecito in Santa Barbara County is home to tons of shit-rich over-40 types: Google's Eric Schmidt, Ellen DeGeneres, George Lucas, Oprah , and "just about everyone in the industry," in the words of a real estate agent who works in the area.


Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Santa Barbara County, CA, Home Listing, Home, Real Estate


Dead birds and fish linked to ongoing drought.

It's true. Birds and fish are dying because of the water at Virginia Lake, more specifically, the lack of water.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Food Poisoning, Health, Botulism

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Star Tribune

Guatemala declares state of emergency for drought

The Guatemalan government has declared a state of emergency in 16 of the country's 22 provinces because of a drought that has caused major agricultural losses in Central America.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

These 9 before and after photos show the impact of Californiaa s drought

In these before-and-after images, full water levels are visible around Lake Oroville in Oroville, California and Folsom Lake in El Folsom, California on July 20, 2011 and low water levels are visible on August 19, 2014.


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

Vallejo Times-Herald

Drought leaves San Joaquin Valley homes without water

Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells, government officials and community groups said.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Tulare County, CA, Porterville, CA, East Porterville, CA, Bakersfield, CA


The Best Reporting on California's Drought

This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore how the drought is affecting agriculture, business and living conditions in the nation's most populous state.


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

Holtville Tribune

Severe Drought is Causing the Western U.S. to Rise

The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Oceanography, Science, UC San Diego, Geology, August, CA, Lone Pine, CA

ABC News

Shadow Agricultural Minister Joel Fitzgibbon criticises Federal drought assistance

The Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Joel Fitzgibbon has criticised the Federal Government's drought assistance measures, saying not enough is being done for what is a vital Australian industry.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters

Sun Aug 24, 2014


Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

Authorities say a car veered off a Long Island highway, struck a tree and burst into flames, killing five people, including two children.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Weather, Natural Disasters, Earthquake


Drought, blight threaten to press up olive oil price

Shoppers risk paying more for their olive oil this year as a drought in Spain and a blight in Italy wither trees in the two top producers, driving up prices.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science