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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Dry conditions caused by drought spark heightened vigilance for firefighters

    Dry conditions caused by drought spark heightened vigilance for firefighters
    As residents┬ámake plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, local fire officials are ramping up for what could be a very busy weekend, warning residents to avoid fireworks and exercise extreme precaution in dry weather conditions.
  • Deprogamming the Southern California lawn

    Deprogamming the Southern California lawn
    My first lawn in Southern California was at a Burbank rental where the landlord asked my husband and me to keep the yard watered. A dewy-eyed newbie to this end of the state, I thought, “Not a problem.” The landlord paid for the water and it...

    Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water

    Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess — a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is...

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Greek poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before crucial Sunday referendum The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in...

    Forgotten souls: Chicago's killer heat wave of 1995

    Forgotten souls: Chicago's killer heat wave of 1995
    Weather extremes are normal for Chicago. But Wednesday, July 12, 1995, was odd: the third day of an intensifying heat wave reached 97 degrees and, as darkness fell, didn’t cool down. At 10 p.m. the combined heat and humidity made it feel as if the...