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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Water shortage divides Californians on solutions and blame

    Water shortage divides Californians on solutions and blame
    The vast majority of Californians believe, unsurprisingly, that the state is in the throes of a serious water crisis. But many disagree about what can be done about it.
  • El Nino pattern could bring big storms to California next winter, report says

    Raising hopes that California's severe drought could end with a series of soaking storms next winter, federal scientists on Thursday announced there is now a 2-in-3 chance of an El Nino climate pattern developing in the Pacific Ocean by the end of this...

    California Senate approves drought relief for homeowners

    California Senate approves drought relief for homeowners
    SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate took action to protect condominium and mobile home owners from fines from their homeowners associations for not maintaining yards at times when they face government water conservation orders because of a drought. State...

    Drought in California prompts some to rethink lawns as landscaping norm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Sacramento, Calif., gets about as much annual rainfall as arid Flagstaff, Ariz., but its lush lawns are modeled on those of rain-soaked England. The capital's turf tradition is deeply rooted and is even enshrined in the bylaws of...

    Climate impacts are going to hit the developing world hardest, IPCC says

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world's leading climate science body, declared in a new report that global warming is wreaking havoc "on all continents and across the oceans," with the worst yet to come. But by far the most severe...