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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Moderate drought conditions appear on southern tip state

    Moderate drought conditions appear on southern tip state
    Thanks to an increasing deficit of rain, moderate drought conditions have developed on the southern tip of the state. For now, all that really means is that southwestern Miami-Dade County is becoming more vulnerable to wildfire. It doesn't pose any...
  • Colorado mountain snow is bright spot during drought in West

    Colorado mountain snow is bright spot during drought in West
    Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West. Measurement stations in western Colorado...
  • Op-Ed: Bracing for the water shortages to come

    This past sunny, hot weekend, thousands of Angelenos took to the mountains and beaches for hiking, biking, rollerblading and jogging. Many of these people likely had a moment when they looked around with a smile and thought, wow, what a life we live here,...
  • Brazilian city suffering worst drought since 1930s

     Brazilian city suffering worst drought since 1930s
    Brazil: The lowest rainfall levels since 1930 have led to a severe water shortage in Sao Paulo, causing water rationing in the country's commercial capital of 20 million people. Many homes and businesses are experiencing drastically reduced access to...
  • Denser California forests raise firefighting questions, study says

    Denser California forests raise firefighting questions, study says
    Drought, fire suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study to be released Tuesday has found. Researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the U.S. Geological Survey...
  • Water stress takes toll on California's large trees, study says

    Water stress takes toll on California's large trees, study says
    Drought, fire-suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser with smaller trees and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study to be released Tuesday has found. Researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the U....
  • It's official: 2014 was warmest year on record in California

    It's official: 2014 was warmest year on record in California
    The data are back and what climate experts predicted was indeed true – 2014 was the hottest year on record in California. According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center, the average temperature...
  • Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century 'mega-drought'

    Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century 'mega-drought'
    Global warming will bring the "unprecedented" risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers claim. The forecast, which was published online Thursday in the new journal...
  • Mailbag: The bunnies are nothing compared to the OCMA dog statue

    I am astounded by the reaction to the statues of bunny rabbits at the City Hall park. It is fun for me to see children and their adult companions playing among the rabbits. Many people are drawn to the park to experience the sculpture, and it...
  • Businesses get fat rebate checks for water-saving turf replacement

     Businesses get fat rebate checks for water-saving turf replacement
    A tractor rumbled over 2 acres of green turf last month at the MillerCoors brewery, its mechanical rake leaving wide swaths of thirsty grass chomped up in its wake. The once-lush knoll, by springtime, will feature a pathway of decomposed granite, a...
  • Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014

    Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014
    A cold snap this week brought snow and freezing temperatures to much of California during the final days of the year, but for the most part 2014 was hot. In fact, it was the warmest year for California since record-keeping began in 1877. The average...