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37 min ago | Press-Telegram

a Life After Lawnsa gives insight into drought-tolerant yards

The final pitfall listed by the authors of “Life After Lawns,” Molly Bogh and Bill Schnetz, is “thinking the garden is finished.” Truer words were never spoken.

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

4 hrs ago | WHAS11

Photos: Jarring pictures show impact of Calif. drought

AUGUST 19: A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Oroville, CA

9 hrs ago | Science Daily

New satellite data will help farmers facing drought

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite mission, scheduled to launch this winter, will collect the kind of local data agricultural and water managers worldwide need.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Pasadena, CA

13 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Weather, Natural Disasters, Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Los Banos, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Providing water for wildlife often not a good idea

DEAR JOAN: For two weeks we have had unwanted guests in our yard. They seem to be puppies and usually appear about 6 p.m. to drink water from the birdbaths.

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San Jose Mercury News

Drought debate: Homeowner fined for replacing grass with drought-tolerant plants

Immature mint plants planted in a portion of Fran Paxson's front yard in San Ramon, Calif., photographed on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, San Ramon, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

WFAA-TV Dallas

Surface water, groundwater, and drought

California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California Government, California

KAUZ

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Eric Holder, Rick Perry, US Governors

KTUL-TV Tulsa

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, California Government, Agriculture, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agoura Hills, CA

Cybercast News Service

In drought, California debates unregulated pumping

California lawmakers are looking at ending the state's status as one of the last in the West to start managing groundwater.

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Davis Enterprise

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, UC Davis, UC Merced

WKBT

Climate change could mean more ticks, mosquitoes

Along with weather extremes including floods and drought, experts say a warmer Iowa climate also could boost the population of ticks, mosquitoes and fire ants and make poison ivy more potent.

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KOAT-TV

Drought watch: Challenges for cattle growers

BECAUSE CATTLE GROWER'S ARE BEING IMPACTED BY THE DROUGHT. EVEN THOUGH MONSOON RAIN HAS BEEN ABUNDANT, AND IT'S GREENER THAN IT'S BEEN IN YEARS - CATTLE GROWER'S ARE STILL WORRIED.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Slip a n Slide planned for downtown Los Angeles during drought has critics, supporters

Almost 10,000 people have signed a petition to stop a Slide the City event that would shut down a three-block strip of downtown on Sept.

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Related Topix: Slide, Startups, Weather, Natural Disasters, California

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Drought raises pollution on Folsom Dam spillway project this year

The drought-related drop in Folsom Lake means more construction equipment can work on the Folsom Dam's spillway project.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by drought, wildfires, invasive species; seek more funding

Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Mark Amodei, Dianne Feinstein, Representative Dean Heller, US Senate, Democrat, Representative John Garamendi, Senator Dean Heller, Travel

The Washington Post

Greener Pastures Signaling U.S. Beef Supply Rebound: Commodities

Signs of a rebound in U.S. beef supplies are taking shape with the changing color of the pastures on Glen Cope's 2,000-acre ranch in Aurora, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Beef, Meat, Weather, Natural Disasters, University of Missouri, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Chicago, IL

New Scientist

Inside California's $7.5 billion drought-survival plan

The drought in California is a disaster unfolding in slow motion. The alarm was first sounded earlier this year as snowpack in the state's mountainous areas was far thinner than usual.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Flood, Oakland, CA

News Observer

Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July

Consumer prices edged up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month, after larger gains of 0.3 percent in June and 0.4 percent in May, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

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ABC News

Drought impedes flood recovery in Condamine catchment, southern Queensland

Ongoing dry conditions are impeding the rehabilitation of farming land across Queensland, badly damaged by widespread flooding in the state last year.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Agriculture, Science

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