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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Disaster loans for drought offered in 2 W.Va. counties

    Disaster loans are being offered in two West Virginia counties to small businesses and private nonprofits that sustained drought-related losses. The U.S. Small Business Administration says economic injury disaster loans of up to $2 million are...
  • Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century 'mega-drought'

    Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century 'mega-drought'
    Global warming will bring the "unprecedented" risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers claim. The forecast, which was published online Thursday in the new journal...
  • Nevada drought prompts bills to change water management policy; plan angers residents

    Nevada water officials say the state needs to restrict water waste and underground water use in the face of lingering drought conditions. State water engineer Jason King presented two bills to the Senate Government Affairs Committee Wednesday that...
  • 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...
  • Is South Florida headed toward drought?

    Is South Florida headed toward drought?
    Portions of South Florida may fall under drought conditions in coming months, parched from a rainfall deficit of up to 6 inches since the beginning of the dry season. That could translate to water restrictions – mainly with lawn sprinkling and car...
  • Storm hits drought-stricken Northern California after causing flooding in Washington state

    A storm sweeping down the West Coast pelted parts of the San Francisco Bay Area with much-needed rain Friday, triggered flooding that swamped several homes in Washington state, and unleashed hurricane-force winds in Nevada. Up to 10 inches of rain...
  • Jerry Brown, Interior secretary announce new drought funding

    Jerry Brown, Interior secretary announce new drought funding
    Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Friday a $29-million plan to help California's parched Central Valley cope with the ongoing drought.  The money is intended to upgrade scientific monitoring in the Delta, which helps...
  • California eyes more water use cuts despite meeting governor's reduction target in December

    December's rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions. California is by no means out of...
  • 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....