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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Southwest droughts can last centuries

    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:In September, 10 percent of the lower 48 states was in “exceptional” drought, the worst category. About 4 percent, from New Mexico into Texas and Oklahoma, was experiencing the worst drought since 1900. Conditions are ap
  • Rain, wind, flooding to ease; sunshine Tuesday

    Intense low pressure to our south has been pumping torrents of rain, gusty winds and loads of trouble our way out of the east for the past 16 hours or so. Rain totals are running from well over an inch...

    Brown makes the sale on water program

    Brown makes the sale on water program
    If a product doesn't sell, try repackaging and renaming. That's a proven strategy, whatever you're peddling. Good timing also helps. Thus, when the governor's California Water Action Plan sits on a shelf unnoticed for a while — and outside it is...

    Drought offers an opportunity to consider water policy

    Drought offers an opportunity to consider water policy
    SACRAMENTO — So it's official: We are in a serious drought. That means this: Next comes serious flooding. But we'll still be in a declared drought. That's just the nature of California weather patterns — and water politics. A drought...

    Douglas C. Lyons: America's 'new normal' will bring higher food prices

    A few years back, I came up with a new economic indicator to chew on – the cost of bacon. I admit I freaked when that popular part of the pig went north of $6 a pound. But that was back in 2011 when the country was still grappling with the effects...