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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Commentary: Experience can help us survive the drought

    The California drought is serious! The Washington Post proclaims the "West's historic drought stokes fears of water crisis." California passes laws threatening to fine people who abuse water use by washing down driveways, sidewalks and patios, and...
  • Heat wave to continue through this week

    Heat wave to continue through this week
    A late summer heat wave will continue through this week, according to the National Weather Service, with high temperatures not expected to drop from around 90 degrees until Sunday. Wednesday was expected to be mostly sunny with a light breeze. The low...
  • Summer 2014: Cool, but not as cool as you thought

    Summer 2014: Cool, but not as cool as you thought
    "Begorrah," said the Irishman on the second day of summer, "these auld days are gettin' shorter already." That's an old joke about Irish fatalism, but it fits the way the summer unfolded in the Lehigh Valley this year. On this Labor Day, the...
  • 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"...
  • California drought report: Thunderstorms bring slight relief to desert

    California drought report: Thunderstorms bring slight relief to desert
    Over the last week, the only spot in California to see improved drought conditions was -- of all places -- Mojave Desert, officials reported. The area benefited enough from recent showers and thunderstorms for it qualify for a one-category improvement...
  • California's drought and the debate over exporting rice

    To the editor: It is interesting how David Pierson’s article on U.S. farmers hoping to sell rice to China touches on so many issues. The message overall is that food producers will produce a healthier product when it is economic to do so.  (“...
  • Western drought causes Earth's surface to rise as water levels drop

    Western drought causes Earth's surface to rise as water levels drop
    A year and a half of drought has depleted 63 trillion gallons of water across the Western United States, according to a new study that documents how the parched conditions are altering the landscape. The loss of groundwater, as well as surface water...
  • Mailbag: I've noticed traffic getting worse in Costa Mesa

    Has anyone noticed the traffic getting worse? As I was sitting in traffic the other day, I thought about how our streets look better, with the new plants and new cement medians, but they don't seem to do much to alleviate the burgeoning amount of...
  • Early grape crush kicks off California's winemaking season

    Early grape crush kicks off California's winemaking season
    At the University of California's prized winemaking institute near Sacramento, a sleek metal wine crusher on Thursday morning let out a deep rumble and began to shake, jostling grapes made sweeter by the state's ongoing drought into sticky juice. Dry...
  • L.A.'s water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated

    L.A.'s water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated
    The Department of Water and Power began 107 years ago, after Los Angeles bought back the civic water system from a group of privateers. Like its top man, William Mulholland, who began as a ditch-digger, the new DWP chief, Marcie Edwards, also started at...
  • Ice Bucket Challenge in drought-stricken California? Use dirt, men say

    Ice Bucket Challenge in drought-stricken California? Use dirt, men say
    Most everyone by now has heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, but two men in drought-stricken California are trying to push a message of water conservation by using dirt instead. As in, dumping a bucket of dirt on their heads. The viral campaign to...