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  1. Wildfires besiege Northern California, forcing thousands to fleeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | The Washington Post

    ... storm of conditions, made worse by what the state has described as "one of the most severe droughts on record." "The drought simply adds to the seasonal extremes that California already faces every summer and fall season," Central Sierra ...

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  2. Bald Hill fire 95 percent containedRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Redwood Times

    ... Tanzi said there have been a higher number of these types of accidents this year, because of trees stressed by the drought. NEW YORK (AP) - "Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir" (Penguin/Blue Rider Press), by Wendy Davis, and "Off the Sidelines: Raise ...

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  3. Feds release emergency water to Trinity, lower Klamath rivers after deadly parasite found in fishRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Redwood Times

    ... rivers on Sept. 14. The bureau originally announced on July 31 that it would not be releasing water to the two drought-stricken rivers and would instead divert the water from Trinity Lake to the Sacramento River to reduce health risks to endangered ...

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  4. Governor signs first California groundwater rulesRead the original story

    11 min ago | KMPH-TV Fresno

    ... local agencies with depleted supplies to begin managing their wells. The state can intervene if necessary. The worst drought in a generation gave momentum to three bills by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson of Sacramento and Sen. Fran Pavley of Agoura ...

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  5. Drought hits Brazil coffee harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | West Australian

    Coffee output in Brazil, the world's chief exporter, will slide this year after the worst drought in decades, agricultural agency Conab said Tuesday. "Brazil should this year produce 45.1 million 60kg bags" of arabica and robusta crops, the main kinds of bean cultivated for drinking, Conab indicated.

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  6. VIDEO: Jerry Brown signs groundwater legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | The Fresno Bee

    ... regulate the practice. The groundwater package, which gained momentum at the Capitol amid the state’s ongoing drought, was negotiated by Brown and lawmakers in late August, and the governor’s signature was all but assured. “This is a ...

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  7. Study: Turmoil in the Middle East Threatens Global Food SecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | Truthdig

    ... will require further improvements in crop yields helped by the introduction of genes from wild plants resistant to drought, pests and other potential factors limiting food production, he added. "If we're trying to feed that ever increasing human ...

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    19 min ago | Albany Times Union

    ... monitored and managed the same way as water from reservoirs and rivers. Supporters of the legislation say the worst drought in a generation inspired them to rethink California's pump-as-you-please approach, which has led to sinking land and billions ...

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  9. U.S .producer prices unchanged in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | Finance and Commerce

    ... this year, when food prices soared 2.3 percent in April and 1.3 percent in March. They were driven higher by a drought in California and brutal winter storms and freezing temperatures in the Midwest. The Fed targets inflation at about 2 percent as a ...

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  10. Insight into drought tolerance of TAM wheat varietiesRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | Ag Professional

    Drought is the most important constraint limiting wheat yields in the U.S. Southern High Plains, and the past four years of exceptional drought have provided a tremendous opportunity for research and genetic improvements. Although wheat yield and drought tolerance have been improved over the years by the Texas A&M Wheat Breeding Program, the physiological mechanisms of drought tolerance among the TAM wheat cultivars have not been well understood, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in Amarillo.

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  11. Now and Then: Bears and catsRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Tehachapi News

    ... by game wardens. As we report elsewhere, finally a wildlife biologist has gone on record admitting that the drought is causing animals to come closer to people. This is a logical conclusion, but a DFW official we spoke with a few weeks ago would not ...

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  12. Calif. Overhauls Groundwater Policy in DroughtRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Hispanic Business

    ... monitored and managed the same way as water from reservoirs and rivers. Supporters of the legislation say the worst drought in a generation inspired them to rethink California's pump-as-you-please approach, which has led to sinking land and billions ...

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  13. Why sushi could get even more expensiveRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    As the world's fisheries struggle to maintain supply of endangered bluefish tuna , the historic drought in California is likely to drive up prices of the specialty rice used in the popular Japanese dish, Politico reports. Production of the rice, which is largely grown in California, is expected to drop by 25 percent this year because farmers weren't allowed to use enough water to support additional crops, the California Rice Commission told Politico.

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  14. Electricity: The power to zero transformationRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    ... pricing, monopoly, lack of energy mix, inadequate gas supply, vandalisation, poor inventory management and drought. In the last few years, Nigeria witnessed a lot of activities in the electric power sector in with reforms being at the core of such ...

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  15. ACWA Lauds Signing of Groundwater LegislationRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Market Wire

    ... "ACWA recognizes there are concerns, particularly in the Central Valley, where water managers are struggling with drought and deep cuts in surface water deliveries. But it is important to keep in mind that this groundwater legislation is but one ...

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  16. Hundreds flee California wildfiresRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Otago Daily Times

    Fire suppression activities are seen at the Happy Camp complex fire in the Klamath National Forest, California. Photo from Reuters Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest.

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  17. Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California townRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    ... wildfire is one of dozens to recently rip through the state, which has been rendered tinder-dry by three years of drought according to The Press Democrat. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Kent Porter) Damage lines the Black Bart Trail in Redwood ...

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  18. 5 investment risks created by global warmingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... a result of continued global warming. They are: Warmer weather (more hot days, and heat waves of longer intensity) Drought (prolonged periods of low precipitation) Rise in sea levels More "severe weather" incidents (hurricanes, flooding/fires, ...

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  19. Hoopa Valley fire nears containmentRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Times-Standard

    ... were no homes or structures burned in the fire but a high percentage of healthy trees were lost due to the severe drought in Hoopa Valley, Korns said. Tree roots burning underground also led to three minor heat-related injuries from firefighters ...

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  20. OWRB and Bureau of Reclamation to host inaugural Oklahoma Drought ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Altus Times

    The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, will host Oklahoma's inaugural Drought Challenge on Sept. 17 in the Atrium of the National Weather Center in Norman.

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