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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.
  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    Ideologies clash as weather service realigns the annual rainfall calendar

    Ideologies clash as weather service realigns the annual rainfall calendar
    After using the so-called rain year — July to June — for more than 130 years to measure precipitation totals, National Weather Service stations in Southern California recently started using the "hydrological year" — October to September....