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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises

    Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises
    HAMILTON CITY, Calif. — A shallow inland sea spreads across more than 160 square miles, speckled with egrets poking for crayfish among jewel-green rice shoots. The flooded fields could be mistaken for the rice paddies of Vietnam or southern China,...
  • Endangered desert species cling to existence

    Endangered desert species cling to existence
    TECOPA, Calif. — Under a canopy of gleaming stars, Janet Foley made her way across a dab of marshlands surrounded by harsh Mojave Desert terrain, her headlamp fixed on a live trap the size of a loaf of bread. She peered inside, smiled and said,...
  • GWP eyes money for drought projects

    As state lawmakers expect to release roughly $687 million of funding for shovel-ready projects to reduce the impacts of California’s current drought, Glendale Water & Power officials are looking to grab some of that cash. There are four projects...
  • L.A. heat wave sets record high, takes toll on marathon

    L.A. heat wave sets record high, takes toll on marathon
    With Southern California in the midst of a mini-heat wave, Los Angeles set a record high Sunday, the National Weather Service said. The temperature Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport soared to 85 degrees, surpassing the record of 82 degrees for...
  • L.A. heat wave: 90s in valleys, 80s at beaches this weekend

    L.A. heat wave: 90s in valleys, 80s at beaches this weekend
    Spring does not technically begin for at least another week, but summer-like weather is already headed to Los Angeles, with temperatures this weekend possibly beating 90 degrees in some areas. The weekend heat wave prompted forecasters to issue a heat...
  • California storms did little to ease drought conditions

    California storms did little to ease drought conditions
    The storms that slammed Southern California dumped much needed rain, but experts said they did little to ease the drought conditions. "This is no drought-buster, but it's a nice, fat down payment" in the water bank, said Bill Patzert, a climatologist...
  • L.A. rain: Evacuations lifted in some foothill communities

    L.A. rain: Evacuations lifted in some foothill communities
    Mandatory evacuations have been lifted in two foothill communities threatened by mudslides below wildfire-ravaged areas. Glendora residents were allowed to return home Sunday when an evacuation order was lifted at 6 a.m. The 2,000-acre Colby fire in the...
  • El Niño may return late this year, experts say

    El Niño, nature's most powerful influence on weather around the globe, has been in a lull for two years. But indications suggest that could change as early as fall. Since spring 2012, the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean has not warmed enough to create an...
  • Avalon bracing for even more severe water restrictions

    Avalon bracing for even more severe water restrictions
    This harbor community is bracing for water rationing this summer and even more severe restrictions this fall in the face of continuing drought, dwindling groundwater and a rising demand from tourists who are flocking here in numbers not seen since 2000....
  • Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes

    Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes
    For years, scientists have wondered about the forces that keep pushing up California's mighty Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in one part of Central California. On Wednesday, a group of scientists offered...
  • Wildfires raging in Southern California pass 10,000-acre mark

    The wildfires raging across Southern California have scorched more than 10,000 acres, with crews struggling to protect hundreds of homes from advancing flames. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, officials said an 18-unit apartment complex in...