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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work

    Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.
  • Tips on how to conserve time, water while growing productive gardens

    Tips on how to conserve time, water while growing productive gardens
    Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden. Container gardeners may want to invest in self-watering pots. These...

    More moisture in New Mexico a boon for farmers, fish

    It has been nearly five years since conditions in New Mexico have been this favorable, with extreme drought now gone and nearly one-third of the state drought-free. A combination of back-to-back spring showers, less wind and late-season snowfall have...

    Southland water district OKs $350 million more for lawn-replacement rebates

    Southland water district OKs $350 million more for lawn-replacement rebates
    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday voted to increase funding for its turf-removal program, as more and more residents and businesses swap water-guzzling lawns for more drought-tolerant landscaping. The MWD will boost its...

    5 tips for conserving water at home

    Here in dry, dusty Southern California, dealing with the worst drought in state history has become the "new normal." In my home, we've cut back on showers and watering the lawn. Banners declaring "Be Water Wise!" stretch above streets. Gov. Jerry Brown...