RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Droughts and Heat Waves

A collection of news and information related to Droughts and Heat Waves published by this site and its partners.

Top Droughts and Heat Waves Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • $1 billion in California drought relief may just be the beginning

    $1 billion in California drought relief may just be the beginning
    Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers from both parties announced Thursday a $1-billion plan to deal with California's persistent drought, describing the legislation as a mix of short-term relief and support for long-term water projects. "This is a...
  • California's $1-billion emergency drought relief is tiny drop in bucket

    California's $1-billion emergency drought relief is tiny drop in bucket
    No matter how much longer California’s drought lingers, politicians don’t have the power to make it rain. So on Thursday they tried the next best thing – they proposed showering the state’s parched landscape with money. Gov....
  • Calif. passes mandatory new water conservation rules on lawns, hotels, restaurants

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Acknowledging that California's water conservation efforts are falling short as the state descends into a fourth year of punishing drought, the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday imposed new mandatory water conservation rules...
  • Drought-stricken California ramps up water restrictions

    California residents have to turn off their sprinklers, and restaurants won't give customers water unless they ask under new drought regulations approved Tuesday. The State Water Resources Control Board has extended and expanded restrictions on water use...
  • A look at California's emergency drought water restrictions

    Amid a historic drought, the California State Water Resources Control Board voted Tuesday to extend and expand restrictions on water use. Local water departments will enforce the rules, which are designed to boost water supplies. Here's a look at how the...
  • California must stop acting like its water shortage isn't real

    To the editor: California is in the fourth year of the worst drought in its recorded history and, as Jay Famiglietti warns, has about a year's worth of stored water left. But one wouldn't know it looking at all the still-green lawns. ("California has...
  • Heat wave brings more record temperatures in L.A. area

    Heat wave brings more record temperatures in L.A. area
    The heat wave gripping Southern California brought new high temperature records Sunday as many fled to the beaches for relief. According to the National Weather Service, downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach set new high temperatures for the day, at 90...
  • Washington state rain no cure for drought, due to bleak snowpack

    Washington state rain no cure for drought, due to bleak snowpack
    Californians take note: It is possible to have rain — lots of it — and still be plagued by drought. Just look at tiny Forks, Wash., which bills itself as the wettest town in the contiguous United States. As of Thursday, 26.6 inches of rain...
  • Governor declares emergency drought in parts of Washington

    Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday declared a drought emergency for three regions in Washington state, clearing the way for state officials to provide money and other relief to those experiencing drought hardships. The emergency was prompted by near record-low...
  • Drought needn't mean that spring skips your garden

    Drought needn't mean that spring skips your garden
    For Southern California gardeners, March is a month of wistful promise. A little rain falls, and the possibilities for brilliant spring and summer planting — exploding colors, bountiful edibles — seem limitless. But you might want to stop...
  • Hope on fallowed fields

    MENDOTA, Calif. In this region that calls itself "The Cantaloupe Center of the World," vast fields that once annually yielded millions of melons lie fallow. And, for some farmers, planting tomatoes and other traditional row crops may now constitute acts...