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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • What you might not know about Washington state and water

    What you might not know about Washington state and water
    Washington's governor on Friday declared a statewide drought emergency, the latest area to throw up its hands over a lingering lack of water throughout the West. Gov. Jay Inslee cited a historically low snowpack and rivers running dry. While no...
  • Art contest takes aim at water awareness

    Art contest takes aim at water awareness
    An annual art contest established four years ago to expand awareness of California’s drought recently among young people had more than 120 submissions from students in elementary through high school, and two of its top three winners are Rosemont...
  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2014 Editorial Awards

    Winners of the L.A. Times' 2014 Editorial Awards
    The Los Angeles Times' Editorial Awards for 2014 were presented Wednesday evening in a ceremony that honored the newsroom's commitment to excellence and to the search for truth. "Ours is a newsroom that’s relevant, passionate and diligently¬†...
  • John Perry, San Juan Capistrano's water watcher

     John Perry, San Juan Capistrano's water watcher
    It started with a few ticked-off residents of the Orange County town of San Juan Capistrano. The city was charging them too much for water, they argued, in violation of the California Constitution, courtesy of Proposition 218, a taxpayer-revolt law passed...
  • Updating California's drought-unfriendly bathrooms

    To the editor: Marika Shioiri-Clark addresses the water wasted by auto-flush toilets in public restrooms. By focusing on toilets only, she misses other opportunities for water conservation. ("How phantom flushing wastes water, and how to fix it," op-ed,...
  • Bug wars: In Utah farm fields it's ladybugs vs. a plague of aphids

    Bug wars: In Utah farm fields it's ladybugs vs. a plague of aphids
    James Barnhill has had a front-row seat to a tense natural battle in the farm fields of central Utah. Due to a drought and record warm winter here, invasive insects called aphids have survived the usually frigid months to ravage alfalfa and wheat...
  • Students, campuses in state add saving water to college life

    Students, campuses in state add saving water to college life
    In a residence hall at UCLA, 84 students share a floor dedicated to cutting waste and preserving the environment: They take five-minute showers, they compost and recycle, they goad each other to turn out the lights and, through a grant, they purchased...
  • Mormon Temple in West L.A. lets its landmark lawn turn brown

    Mormon Temple in West L.A. lets its landmark lawn turn brown
    Bob and Carolyn Millard were married at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' palatial Westwood temple more than 50 years ago. Like many other Mormon brides, Carolyn posed for photos alongside the temple's lush, green lawn and gardens. When...
  • Op-Ed: How GWP is dealing with the drought

    California is in the fourth year of one of the most severe droughts ever recorded. In the last few months, records have been set for the highest temperatures and driest conditions for this time of year. This has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to issue...
  • Washington governor declares drought emergency in nearly half the state

    Washington governor declares drought emergency in nearly half the state
    Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency in nearly half of usually damp Washington on Friday, and officials said the entire state could be classified as drought-stricken by early May. "We've never experienced a drought like this before," said Maia...
  • Taiwan aims to rein in water use amid unusual drought

    Taiwan aims to rein in water use amid unusual drought
    As a subtropical Pacific island, Taiwan normally gets a generous 98 inches of rain a year, keeping water prices so low that people seldom think twice about taking a long hot shower, let alone flushing the toilet. But that relaxed relationship with water...