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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • San Diego, Los Angeles mayors take stage in drought fight

    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced this week that his city would be deploying water cops and offering money to rip up lawns in an effort to save water during an escalating drought. He's among several leaders of California cities, including Los...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Summer gas prices expected to be 32 percent lower this year Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall 32 percent from a year ago to $2....
  • California speeds water-efficiency standards for faucets

    California regulators are speeding up water-efficiency standards for faucets and urinals in response to the drought. The new standards developed by the California Energy Commission, approved Wednesday, will require the appliances to use less water when...
  • Mailbag: Waterless urinals are a great start

    Mailbag: Waterless urinals are a great start
     ¿Among the city's announced water conservation measures is waterless urinals installed in most city facilities, public facilities and parks. While urinals may not be among the sexiest of topics, it is one about which I have been thinking for a long time....
  • Around Town: Drought dries up lush-lawn dreams

    Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an order for statewide mandatory water reductions. “For the first time in state history, the governor has directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water reductions in cities and...
  • Rain, winds headed to California, but little drought help

    Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown stood in dry brown grass at a site normally covered in snow this time of year and declared the drought conditions gripping the state at its worst point in decades. Had it been a week later, things might have looked different....
  • No more playing nice: California names, shames water wasters

    California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought. State regulators are naming and shaming local water departments that have let water wasters slide — and forcing agencies to slash water use by as...
  • California lauds rain, snow despite little effect on drought

    The rainwater from a rare spring storm that pooled on Gilbert Jaffe's front sidewalk could be seen as a nuisance, but in California's extreme drought conditions, he was treating it like the precious resource it's become. Jaffe, a retired Boeing engineer,...
  • California sets water use targets amid record low savings

    California cities face mandatory targets to slash water use as much as 35 percent while regulators warn voluntary conservation hasn't been enough in the face of a devastating drought. Underlining their point was data released Tuesday showing a new low in...
  • Californians hoard rain, celebrate snow from spring storm

    A spring storm that had doused Northern California for the previous 24 hours arrived in Southern California on Tuesday night, bringing mostly light but necessary rainfall across a region that has been experiencing extreme drought conditions. Thousands...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Family members of black motorist fatally shot by white SC officer: Justice has been served Family members of a black motorist fatally shot in the back by a white police officer said they are thankful for a video that led to a murder charge against the...