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  1. Venezuela rations power as demand soars on hot weatherRead the original story

    11 min ago | Reuters

    ... in the sector since late socialist leader Hugo Chavez nationalized much of the electrical system in 2007. A drought in 2010 forced Chavez to institute a broad rationing plan that was widely unpopular, helping push his popularity to the lowest of his ...

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  2. Snow shortage unlikely to dry up Metro Vancouver water reservoirsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | The Aldergrove Star

    ... tap should be adequate, the report said, noting water use limits can be tightened further in the event of extreme drought or unusually high demand. Residential sprinkling is allowed from 4 to 9 a.m. only on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for ...

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  3. Kentucky Derby 2015: Latest Odds, Lineup Info and Top Horses for Churchill DownsRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | BleacherReport

    ... take home the victory. Possibilities are at a high entering Churchill Downs with the hope of ending the Triple Crown drought in the back of the mind of every owner, trainer and fan in attendance. While that may be a pipe dream, there's one guarantee ...

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  4. Nestl Waters: Bottled water is not contributing to Californiaa s droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | LA Daily News

    As Californians grapple with the Gov. Brown's mandatory water reductions, the question is being asked, what is the responsible use of water during a drought of this magnitude? As a company with a century-long history of operations in California and more than 1,500 employees across the state, Nestlé Waters welcomes the dialogue about our company's water use in California. Some are understandably curious about our operations and the sources of the water we bottle.

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  5. Pleasanton offers lower bills to big savers, big penalties to excess usersRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | Inside Bay Area

    ... 2014 pace. If residents keep it up, Smith said, the city will hit its mark this year. Smith called the last year's drought program and penalty system a success with the biggest water savings coming from less irrigation of lawns. But it came at a ...

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  6. PM markets: corn prices hold despite strong US sowings hopesRead the original story

    44 min ago | Agrimoney.com

    ... positive performance, after data overnight showed the US winter wheat crop not improving, despite rains hitting the drought-hit US southern Plains for the past couple of weeks. "The market may have been expecting hard red winter wheat conditions to ...

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  7. Tri-Valley letters: Pending trade deal is another raw one for U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Contra Costa Times

    ... by the existing population, how can we continue to add to this population, until the water issues are resolved? The drought has been catastrophic but ... we can try the following approach and accomplish positive results in as little as a day. We all ...

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  8. Historical Commission, Water District steadfast on securing area where remains were foundRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Breckenridge American

    Recently, prehistoric remains and cultural artifacts were found on public land in Stephens County. The site at Hubbard Creek Lake was exposed as a result of the historic Texas drought, and in addition to human remains contains evidence of meals eaten by prehistoric occupants, including cooking hearths and deer bones.

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  9. Kids' guide to gardeningRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Rookie Moms

    ... Digs!) 3) Touch. Lambs ear , grasses , even spiky things are inviting to fingers. My friend and neighbor Nila's drought-tolerant yard, pictured above, is a great example. Who can walk by without running their hand through those wispy grasses? 4) ...

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  10. Bulletin Board - April 28, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

    ... two activity tickets. Additional activity tickets 50 cents. Grantsville Irrigation Due to the extreme drought, the allotment for Grantsville Irrigation users has been reduced from 250,000 gallons per share to 200,000 gallons per share. ...

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  11. Big Oyster Battle Brewing in Texas CourtsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Family Badge

    ... companies crowd into the bay at the start of oyster season to fish for a dwindling population of oysters. A 2011 drought shrank the flow of fresh water into Galveston Bay, which increased the bay's salinity. Lance Robinson, deputy director for the ...

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  12. Mayor outlines drought plan before meeting Gov.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KFMB-am

    Mayor Faulconer will meet with Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday to discuss how San Diego will deal with the on-going drought. The mayor will request money from the state to help speed up the city's plans for a water recycling program.

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  13. Popular California mud run canceled because of droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Contra Costa Times

    A popular mud run in Southern California has been canceled because officials don't want to expend the water during the state's historic drought. The Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper reported Monday that it would have required thousands of gallons to create the course for San Jacinto's Jurassic Classic.

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  14. Water lessons from 2,000 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | San Diego Source

    ... At the moment, Petra's dryness is reminiscent of parts of California, including San Diego. The four-year-old drought in the southwestern part of the country has made this part of the world remarkably dry. Petra, called "Lost City of Stone" in a ...

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  15. Water cuts in Kaohsiung Tue., Wed. starting May 5Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The China Post

    ... This is the first time for phase-three rationing to be implemented in Kaohsiung as Taiwan experiences its worst drought in 67 years. Retailers reported higher demand for large plastic bins as they sought to refill inventory. Sales of plastic bins ...

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  16. California Focus: Both logic and illogic in Browna s drought plansRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Ukiah Daily Journal

    There is both sense and nonsense in the $1 billion drought relief package announced by Gov. Jerry Brown in a parched Sierra Nevada Mountains meadow that usually is covered in deep snow on the date Brown walked through it. Brown says California must ready for new and lasting, drier realities, then bases the most expensive part of his plan on weather patterns he previously said are most likely things of the past.

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  17. Major hurricane drought nears decade milestone a " will it continue?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... for complacency and lack of recent experience," Jason Samenow wrote in a story on Florida's foreboding hurricane drought. "When hurricanes don't strike over such a long period of time, some people may be lulled into a false sense of security and/or ...

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  18. Tuesday Must Reads: Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Gay Marriage;...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | East Bay Express

    ... Sacramento Valley, the CoCo Times $ reports. Rice farmers in those districts are fallowing their fields during the drought and so have extra water to sell. East Bay MUD's water supplies are dwindling as the state enters its fourth year of drought. ...

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  19. California water regulators to release new water-reduction plan TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

    SACRAMENTO >> State water regulators are set to release on Tuesday an updated plan for conservation during the drought after their previous water-use reduction targets have come under fire from some local water departments. The mandates for water savings by the State Water Resources Control Board are in response to Gov. Jerry Brown's order to slash statewide water use in cities and communities by 25 percent compared with 2013.

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  20. In Drought-Stricken California, Court Wades Into Water Pricing DebateRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    One of the most basic ideas in economics is that when you charge more for something, people generally use less of it. So when we find ourselves short of something essential - say, water - it makes sense to let prices rise enough to encourage conservation.

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