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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • 83-year-old good Samaritan scores a rare victory against City Hall

    Stop whatever you're doing, turn off the television, wake the children and salute the flag. A West Los Angeles man has fought City Hall and won. His name is James Buch and he doesn't like me saying it, but he's 83, not that you'd know it from the...
  • Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on

    Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on
    On a dusty clearing between a fallow wheat field and wilting orange groves, Steve Arthur's crew of two mud-splattered well drillers worked furiously to deliver a lifeline to another despondent farmer. Using a diesel-powered rig that rumbled like a...
  • Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days canceled because of drought

    Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days canceled because of drought
    Gold Rush Days festivities in Old Sacramento have been canceled because of the state's continued drought, officials said Monday. The event, which traditionally takes place over Labor Day weekend, requires too much water, said Steve Hammond, president...
  • California drought will only get worse, experts say

    California drought will only get worse, experts say
    California is probably headed into a deeper drought this summer, making it harder to escape in the future, an expert says. With more than 80% of the state in an extreme drought, dry conditions will probably continue and won't improve much in the next...
  • First six months of 2014 were warmest in California's history

    The first six months of 2014 were the hottest ever in California, according to the National Weather Service. The period was nearly 5 degrees warmer than the 20th century average and more than a degree hotter than the record set in 1934, the National...
  • Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought

    Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought
    Home gardeners in drought-stricken Southern California face a challenge: How to keep landscapes looking good while cutting back on water use. For ideas, we're talking to landscape and garden professionals to see how they are adapting in their own yards....
  • Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877

    Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877
    Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Niño that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize.  According to the National Weather...
  • Northern California wildfire races through bone-dry landscape

    A combination of hot temperatures, strong winds and bone-dry timber are challenging crews battling a wildfire in Northern California in a way not seen in years, state officials said Tuesday. The Bully fire in Shasta County grew by 2,000 acres in a day,...
  • California water-wasters could be fined $500 a day under proposal

    California water-wasters could be fined $500 a day under proposal
    California regulators will consider forcing local agencies to ban wasteful outdoor watering, and giving them the authority to impose fines on scofflaws of up to $500 a day. The State Water Resources Control Board will consider the emergency drought...
  • The invisible high price of your little bottle of water

    The invisible high price of your little bottle of water
    Bottled water is usually a waste of money and, beyond that, an environmental mess. American buy 50 billion bottles of water each year, and recycle less than one-fourth of those bottles. It’s a tremendous source of landfill waste, but worse, 17...
  • With water conservation lagging, Lady Gaga urges California to do more

    With water conservation lagging, Lady Gaga urges California to do more
    Lady Gaga has joined the effort to get Californians to conserve water during the drought. The move comes amid new numbers that show Californian are not conserving as much as officials hoped they would. In a video for the Save Our Water campaign, above,...