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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend

    L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend
    A heat wave that’s forecast to bear down on the Los Angeles region this weekend is likely to bring not only a heightened threat of wildfires but also a spike in medical emergencies. “People overestimate their abilities and underestimate...
  • Los Angeles issues 'heat alert' as temperatures soar

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles health officials on Friday issued a special "heat alert" for this weekend, urging residents to take special precautions with temperatures expected to soar into triple digits across the region. With California already...
  • Southland swelters as triple-digit weather continues

    Southland swelters as triple-digit weather continues
    In case the scorching temperatures and rising humidity were causing you to wonder: No, September is not the hottest month in Southern California. That dubious distinction goes to August. But the triple-digit warmth that continued to descend Saturday...
  • Rain pounds Texas: A sign the drought is ending?

    In Texas, where the governor once urged the public to pray for rain, this week’s torrential storms might finally be a sign of lasting relief for the state plagued by years of drought. Or maybe not. “This could be the start of the end of...
  • L.A.'s record-breaking heat wave is about to end; Southland, rejoice

    L.A.'s record-breaking heat wave is about to end; Southland, rejoice
    The sweltering heat wave gripping Southern California is about to crash. Temperatures are expected to drop roughly 10 degrees on Thursday, giving residents across the region their first substantial break from triple-digit heat in days. That means...
  • Power grid and patience are strained as heat wave continues

    Power grid and patience are strained as heat wave continues
    Across Southern California, the unrelenting heat wave tested both emotions and the region's power grid. In northeast Los Angeles, students walked out of class when the air conditioning went out. Across town, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power...
  • Power grid groans, blackouts roll through L.A. area as heat wave nears peak

    Power grid groans, blackouts roll through L.A. area as heat wave nears peak
    Power outages linked to L.A.'s intense heat wave rolled across the city Tuesday. As temperatures approached dangerous highs, harried crews restored service to one area only to be sent to another blackout. The scorching heat wave has pushed demand for...
  • How drought-friendly are swimming pools?

    To the editor: This article told two important stories: First, pools consume somewhat less water than a traditional lawn of the same size, and second, covered pools cut water evaporation by nearly half. Had the headline read "Use of pool covers...
  • Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

    Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of a day-old wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity,...
  • L.A. County heat alerts declared; cooling centers to open

    L.A. County heat alerts declared; cooling centers to open
    Dozens of cooling centers are opening across Los Angeles County as a potentially record-setting heat wave settles over Southern California. Public health officials directed residents to a list with more than 60 libraries and community centers in L.A....
  • California drought continues to take heavy toll on reservoirs

    California drought continues to take heavy toll on reservoirs
    The severe drought gripping nearly all of California eased ever so slightly this past week, but the state's reservoirs remain "seriously low," according to the latest figures released Thursday. The amount of the state that now falls under the "severe"...