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  • Shorter showers? Nine more ways the state has to change its water ways

    Shorter showers? Nine more ways the state has to change its water ways
    Heading into the fourth summer of drought, water agencies are looking for ways to get Californians to conserve at home. Tear out lawns. Install low-flow toilets. Irrigate with gray water. But what should the whole state be doing? Opinion asked nine water experts what needs to change about how California handles its water.
  • Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

    Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought
    As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore. All that ocean water, begging to be converted to fresh...

    Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil

    Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil
    Brazil's armed forces have joined the battle against an outbreak of deadly dengue fever in São Paulo, South America's largest city, a jump blamed in part on the severe drought and water crisis plaguing the region. The virus, spread by mosquitoes,...

    Droughts and the Great Lakes: When dry regions get thirsty enough ...

    Droughts and the Great Lakes: When dry regions get thirsty enough ...
    The impending retirements of baby boomers will only exacerbate the number of Americans moving south and west. It's not difficult to imagine the day when tremendous political pressure, perhaps driven by a killer drought, will demand that the Great Lakes be...

    Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

    Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation
    Facing pressure to cut back on water use from both the state government and one of its key suppliers, the Crescenta Valley Water District is restricting watering lawns to two days a week. Residents can now only tend to their yards on Tuesdays and...