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  • Summer 2014: Cool, but not as cool as you thought

    Summer 2014: Cool, but not as cool as you thought
    "Begorrah," said the Irishman on the second day of summer, "these auld days are gettin' shorter already."
  • Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says

    Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says
    The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which means bad news for California's already parched landscape. The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern U.S. have...

    California drought report: Thunderstorms bring slight relief to desert

    California drought report: Thunderstorms bring slight relief to desert
    Over the last week, the only spot in California to see improved drought conditions was -- of all places -- Mojave Desert, officials reported. The area benefited enough from recent showers and thunderstorms for it qualify for a one-category improvement...

    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...

    Plan to sell burned California trees sends sparks flying

    GROVELAND Calif. (Reuters) - Long, heavy logging trucks, swaying with the weight of charred California pines, wind through the forest near Yosemite National Park, part of an effort to clean up from last year's devastating wildfires even as new blazes...