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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Heat, drought worsen smog in California, stalling decades of progress

    Heat, drought worsen smog in California, stalling decades of progress
    Heat and extreme drought have worsened smog in California over the last year, stalling decades of progress toward cleaner air and increasing health risks. The state's prolonged dry spells have brought more temperature inversions, with a layer of...
  • Are you an environmental enemy if you replace your lawn with fake grass?

    Are you an environmental enemy if you replace your lawn with fake grass?
    How bad is California’s drought? “Imagine a disaster movie in which 22 million people are told that they have only 12 to 18 months of water left. Unless Southern Californians pull together, we will be making that movie,” water...
  • Letter: Online plan would save more water

    Letter: Online plan would save more water
    Re: “Residents ask officials to water down restrictions, Nov. 8. At the Nov. 4 council meeting, all the council members except Mayor Gordon voted to confirm the BWP’s one-day-per-week “winter” landscape-watering plan. Watering...
  • Rain barely made a dent in California drought

    Rain barely made a dent in California drought
    Fall has arrived, but in Southern California, warm, dry conditions remain. While the state has received some rain in recent weeks, the overall picture remains largely unchanged. Q: How did we do in October? Last month was the third-warmest October...
  • The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate

    The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate
    Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020. As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, the world's...
  • 2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records

    2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records
    This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California — and the entire planet — according to a new report. Temperatures in California for the first 10 months of the year averaged 4.2 degrees above the state's 20th century...
  • Coca-Cola gave L.A. residents 'free' rain barrels. What's the catch?

    Coca-Cola gave L.A. residents 'free' rain barrels. What's the catch?
    I like recycling. I like innovative solutions to California’s drought. And I like ice cold Coca-Cola. So I figured I’d love Mayor Eric Garcetti’s announcement last week that the city will provide 1,000 free rain collection barrels -- and...
  • More than a foot of snow falls on parts of California's mountains

    More than a foot of snow falls on parts of California's mountains
    More than a foot of snow fell on parts of the Sierra Nevada during the latest winter storm, creating dangerous driving conditions for travelers. While the mountains in Northern California saw significant snowfall, it would take several similarly sized...
  • Drought saps supply of Christmas trees in California

    Drought saps supply of Christmas trees in California
    Scott Martin surveys his Christmas trees, inspecting their needles row by row for signs of stress. The trees in his South Bay nursery differ from those in a typical Christmas tree lot: These are potted living trees, and they're for rent, not for sale....
  • Rain combined with sewage spills closes some Southland beaches

    Rain combined with sewage spills closes some Southland beaches
    Officials in Orange and San Diego counties Wednesday warned residents to steer clear of the ocean as a double whammy of rain runoff and sewage contamination hit beaches along the Southern California coast. In Newport Bay, Orange County environmental...
  • California drought most severe in 1,200 years, study says

    California drought most severe in 1,200 years, study says
    Californians are living through the most severe three-year drought in the last 1,200 years, according to a new study published this week in an American Geophysical Union journal. Although other three-year periods have been drier, 2012-14 stands as...