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1 hr ago | NBC12

Scientists: Quakes surge around Iceland volcano

A surge in seismic activity hit Iceland's restless Bardarbunga volcano on Saturday, but the country's Meteorological Office said it saw no evidence yet of any eruptions.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption

2 hrs ago | NBC Washington

Parched California Finds Clever Ways to Save Water

A pond in the South Bay runs dry due to California's severe drought. Californians have found some ingenious ways of coping with the severe water shortage.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors

7 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.


Related Topix: Weather, Flood, Okanogan County, WA, Twisp, WA, Okanogan, WA

9 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Lawn removal in parched California draws fine

Drought-conscious California officials are rallying behind a San Francisco Bay Area woman who replaced her lawn with low-water native plants, then was hit with a fine from her homeowners association.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Drought, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Storms dump heavy rain across northern Caribbean

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands braced for heavy rains and strong winds Friday as a cluster of storms swirled across the northern Caribbean.


Related Topix: Weather, Flood

KEX-AM Portland

Drought Lifts Western US - Literally

If you're in the western US, the ground you're standing on may be a little higher than it was a few years ago.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Albuquerque, NM

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

WTOC-TV Savannah


Two men in California wanted to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge to End ALS , but their state is running short on water.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought


DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone products

On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration tried to combat this epidemic by saying it will tighten controls on hydrocodone products, some of the most commonly misused narcotic painkillers on the market.


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Epidemic


Quake hits northern Greece; no damage, injuries

Seismologists say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has struck the northern Greek region of Halkidiki, rattling the area but causing no damage or injuries.


Related Topix: Earthquake


American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA - As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Epidemic, Emory University

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Whittier Daily News

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.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

Cybercast News Service

GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Oceanography, Science, UC San Diego

Brandon Sun

Worst drought in decades is threatening crisis in Central America's food supply, experts warn

Central America is having one of its worst droughts in decades, and experts warned Thursday that major farm losses and the deaths of hundreds of cattle in the region could leave hundreds of thousands of families without food.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Agriculture, Science

Airlines, cruise ships monitoring Caribbean system

Airlines and cruise ship companies are monitoring the progress of a tropical disturbance approaching the Lesser Antilles at the eastern end of the Caribbean.


Related Topix: Hurricane, us Travel, Travel/Tourism, Carnival Cruise

USA Today

Airlines monitor possible volcanic activity in Iceland

Airlines are keeping Seismic activity in Iceland around the Bardarbunga volcano served as a reminder of massive flight disruptions in 2010 from an earlier eruption.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Travel

Times Herald

Thursday's forecast: Wet and stormy across U.S.

Many spots across the northern tier of the nation will see a wet Thursday, while the most intense heat wave of the summer roasts most of the South.


Related Topix: Weather, Heat Wave

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers could face serious charges in the videotaped beating of a woman on the side of a freeway.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Weather, Drought, California

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide the nectar that bees turn into honey.


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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

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.


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