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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • California dairy farmers struggling to survive prolonged drought

    California dairy farmers struggling to survive prolonged drought
    Dust whips across the toasted soil where Tom Barcellos usually plants corn for his 800 dairy cows. This season, there was no water to plant the crop. The third-generation dairy farmer was forced to idle a quarter of his 1,200 acres in Tulare County,...
  • In wake of drought and fires, turtle habitat becomes death trap

    In wake of drought and fires, turtle habitat becomes death trap
    Biologists strode along the cracked, dry mud surrounding this evaporating north Los Angeles County lake last week, pausing periodically to pick up an emaciated turtle and wash alkaline dust off its head and carapace. "A lot of these animals are severely...
  • In virtual mega-drought, California avoids defeat

    In virtual mega-drought, California avoids defeat
    A few years ago a group of researchers used computer modeling to put California through a nightmare scenario: Seven decades of unrelenting mega-drought similar to those that dried out the state in past millennia. "The results were surprising," said...
  • Sweltering heat continues to hold Southland in its grip

    Sweltering heat continues to hold Southland in its grip
    A four-day heat wave reaches its sizzling zenith Saturday, when Death Valley-like temperatures will bake Southern California, ratcheting up concerns about wildfires and turning outdoor activities into sweltering chores. The spike in temperatures comes...
  • L.A.'s fall heat wave: No one will be spared as temperatures soar

    L.A.'s fall heat wave: No one will be spared as temperatures soar
    The heat wave forecasters have been warning about all week has officially taken hold, with temperatures today expected to hit triple digits across the Southland through Saturday. Residents in the valleys can expect to see temperatures reach 106 in...
  • Smartphone apps let neighbors report water wasters

    Smartphone apps let neighbors report water wasters
    With Californians being urged to cut water use as the state's historic drought drags on, a growing number of local water agencies are enlisting the public to play water cop with their smartphones. From Long Beach to Placer County, officials are...
  • L.A. heat wave, Santa Ana winds prompt brush fire warnings

    L.A. heat wave, Santa Ana winds prompt brush fire warnings
    A heat wave that is expected to produce near record-breaking temperatures across the Southland this weekend will also create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters warn. The hot weather, low humidity and Santa Ana winds with gusts of up to 35 mph will...
  • October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions

    October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions
    As the state ends the fourth-driest water year on record with no guarantee of significant rain and snowfall this winter, Californians face the prospect of stricter rationing and meager irrigation deliveries for agriculture. California begins a new...
  • Teachers brace for another heat wave and too-hot classrooms

    Teachers across Newport-Mesa Unified are preparing for the return of sweltering temperatures this week, while the district struggles to find a short-term way to keep students and employees cool in classrooms that lack air conditioning. The National...
  • Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness

    Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness
    Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade. "It was very pretty here, very pretty," said...
  • Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation

    Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation
    Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, especially in the foothill areas. "The Los Angeles basin is facing a tumbleweed problem that hasn't happened in quite some...