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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • California wild salmon harvest continues to dwindle with drought

    California wild salmon harvest continues to dwindle with drought
    It’s still a little too early to tell for sure, but the news on the California wild salmon front is not good. A combination of low water levels in streams because of the drought and high summer temperatures resulted in a massive die-off of young salmon in Northern California.
  • Fairchild Tropical Garden Column: A tale of the humble gumbo limbo

    Fairchild Tropical Garden Column: A tale of the humble gumbo limbo
    It's easy to dismiss that which is all around us, but ask anyone from outside South Florida what a gumbo limbo is, and chances are they'll think it's a Cajun soup. Though it's a common tree in most South Florida neighborhoods, gumbo limbo is one of the...

    State awards $2 million to Cachuma Lake pumping project

    State awards $2 million to Cachuma Lake pumping project
    Santa Barbara County water agencies announced Friday that they will receive $2 million in state funding for a pumping project at Cachuma Lake -- a source of drinking water for 220,000 people on the southern central coast -- where water levels have dropped...

    Water stress takes toll on California's large trees, study says

    Water stress takes toll on California's large trees, study says
    Drought, fire-suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser with smaller trees and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study to be released Tuesday has found. Researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the U....

    Mailbag: The bunnies are nothing compared to the OCMA dog statue

    I am astounded by the reaction to the statues of bunny rabbits at the City Hall park. It is fun for me to see children and their adult companions playing among the rabbits. Many people are drawn to the park to experience the sculpture, and it...