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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Mailbag: I've noticed traffic getting worse in Costa Mesa

    Has anyone noticed the traffic getting worse? As I was sitting in traffic the other day, I thought about how our streets look better, with the new plants and new cement medians, but they don't seem to do much to alleviate the burgeoning amount of traffic that is now pretty much constant.
  • Early grape crush kicks off California's winemaking season

    Early grape crush kicks off California's winemaking season
    At the University of California's prized winemaking institute near Sacramento, a sleek metal wine crusher on Thursday morning let out a deep rumble and began to shake, jostling grapes made sweeter by the state's ongoing drought into sticky juice. Dry...

    Ice Bucket Challenge in drought-stricken California? Use dirt, men say

    Ice Bucket Challenge in drought-stricken California? Use dirt, men say
    Most everyone by now has heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, but two men in drought-stricken California are trying to push a message of water conservation by using dirt instead. As in, dumping a bucket of dirt on their heads. The viral campaign to...

    Are we taking the drought seriously enough?

    Are we taking the drought seriously enough?
    To the editor: I got a postcard from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power last week informing me how to conserve electricity during hot summer months. Good to know, despite the absence of an electricity shortage. ("L.A's water ruler, DWP chief...

    Western drought causes Earth's surface to rise as water levels drop

    Western drought causes Earth's surface to rise as water levels drop
    A year and a half of drought has depleted 63 trillion gallons of water across the Western United States, according to a new study that documents how the parched conditions are altering the landscape. The loss of groundwater, as well as surface water...