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  1. 10 Things to Know for TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | WBNS

    ... ne aircraft as "floating cell towers" that could bring coverage to remote areas. Researchers link Syria's years-long drought to a collapse of farming, then to the migration of 1.5 million farmers to the cities, and to poverty and civil unrest.


  2. LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | RecordNET

    ... twin tunnels? The reality is that California is a semi-arid state. It remains to be seen if we are in a prolonged drought or returning to normal after a decades-long wet period. Either way, there is simply not enough fresh water to meet all our ...


  3. Icy California beachRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area

    The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" turned white with hail as a storm roared ashore Monday behind a late-season winter blast that dropped snow and rain across the drought-stricken region this weekend. At least an inch of icy pellets coated the sand at Huntington Beach, the National Weather Service said.


  4. State Water Project To Increase Deliveries 5 PercentRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBS Local

    ... would increase water deliveries to agencies throughout the state - but officials said that doesn't mean the region's drought is ending. The State Water Project had earlier announced plans to deliver 15 percent of contracted amounts to water agencies ...


  5. Harrington ends seven-year wait with Honda victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABS-CBN News

    Padraig Harrington ended a seven-year title drought on the two main tours when he won the Honda Classic in a playoff with American rookie Daniel Berger after a thrilling finish on Monday. The victory in the rain-disrupted tournament was sweet for the 43-year-old Irishman, a triple major winner who has plummeted down the rankings after several seasons of struggle and entered the tournament ranked 297th in the world.


  6. A drought, some rain and bears, Oh myRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | TurnTo23.com

    Last year Fish and Wildlife captured and released 11 bears, breaking the record. Now they're gearing up for Spring as they're expecting it to be worse.


  7. Officials in California to supply just 20% of waterRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Water districts that serve 25 million Californians and vast farmland can expect to receive a fraction of the supplies sought from the state during the fourth year of the drought, officials announced Monday. The State Water Project plans to deliver 20 percent of the requested amounts -- a figure that marks a 5 percent increase from its previous estimate in January.


  8. Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warmingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says. In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human-caused climate change, researchers from Columbia University and the University of California Santa Barbara trace the effects of Syria's drought from the collapse of farming, to the migration of 1.5 million farmers to the cities, and then to poverty and civil unrest.


  9. Water agencies get a bit of good newsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    State water officials expect to deliver at least 20 percent of requested supplies this year -- a boost from the grim 5 percent allocation in 2014. The 20-percent forecast means an easing, but not an end, to drought headaches for water districts that serve 25 million Californians -- including many residents of Santa Clara and Alameda counties -- and a million acres of farmland.


  10. Letters: Gas leak should have been stopped soonerRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

    ... into scores of protected aquifers containing drinking and irrigation water, all in the midst of a severe mega-drought. The wastewater used in fracking and other extreme extraction methods contain harmful chemicals like benzene, which causes cancer ...


  11. Senate approves bill to allow hemp farming for researchRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

    ... federal restrictions are lifted, McSorley said. Farming groups have supported the legislation because of ongoing drought in the state and hemp's potential as a cash crop. McSorley's proposal would allow the New Mexico Department of Agriculture to ...


  12. How Global Warming Helped Cause the Syrian WarRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Wired

    ... warming. When violence erupted in Syria during the Arab Spring in 2011, the country had been mired in a three-year drought-its worst in recorded history. Government agricultural policies had led to an overreliance on rain, so desperate farmers had ...


  13. View Press ReleaseRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Business Wire

    Metropolitan will continue to carefully monitor water supply conditions in Northern California and the Colorado River watershed, the sources of our two imported supplies. "Although Metropolitan continues to maintain water in reserve, we must carefully manage these supplies should the drought stretch beyond this year.


  14. Global Warming Brought on California's Severe DroughtRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Live Science

    ... was at 30 percent capacity in August. This photo shows the lake in February. California's severe and ongoing drought is just a taste of the dry years to come, thanks to global warming, a new study finds. "California's warming trend is driving an ...


  15. Stanford study: Drought likely a fixtureRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    Human-caused climate change is increasing drought risk in California -- boosting the odds that our current crisis will become a fixture of the future, according to a major report Stanford scientists released Monday morning. The new study looked at data -- both backward and forwards, in time -- to understand the influence of greenhouse gases on California's past, present and future.


  16. Cold weather doesn't mean climate change isn't realRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    ... and winter isn't over yet. Australia is baking with record heat, California continues to struggles the longest drought in decades, while Greenland continues to lose ice at an unprecedented rate and the Arctic Ocean shows more and more open water ...


  17. Melbourne displays water saving habitsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

    ... only kept some of our precious water in storage but showed us the water-saving habits adopted during the most recent drought have become a way of life," she said.


  18. Did climate change help spark the Syrian war?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Science Blog

    A new study says a record drought that ravaged Syria in 2006-2010 was likely stoked by ongoing manmade climate change, and that the drought may have helped propel the 2011 Syrian uprising. Researchers say the drought, the worst ever recorded in the region, destroyed agriculture in the breadbasket region of northern Syria, driving dispossessed farmers to cities, where poverty, government mismanagement and other factors created unrest that exploded in spring 2011.


  19. Ultra-luxury Rio development around US$25M golf course encroaches on protected nature preserveRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | National Post

    ... student at Veiga de Almedia University. The 44.5-hectare course uses millions of litres of water a day at a time of drought, she says. The course and the condo development also threaten the existence of endangered Fluminense swallowtail butterflies, ...


  20. YC-Backed Valor Water Helps Utilities Keep The Water RunningRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | TechCrunch

    ... help solve the world's water crisis. Valor provides a suite of business-intelligence tools for water utilities. In a drought, consumers are encouraged to conserve water and they often do. In California this past December, conservation was up from 10 ...