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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • California sets water use targets amid record low savings

    California cities face mandatory targets to slash water use as much as 35 percent while regulators warn voluntary conservation hasn't been enough in the face of a devastating drought. Underlining their point was data released Tuesday showing a new low in...
  • Californians hoard rain, celebrate snow from spring storm

    A spring storm that had doused Northern California for the previous 24 hours arrived in Southern California on Tuesday night, bringing mostly light but necessary rainfall across a region that has been experiencing extreme drought conditions. Thousands...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Family members of black motorist fatally shot by white SC officer: Justice has been served Family members of a black motorist fatally shot in the back by a white police officer said they are thankful for a video that led to a murder charge against the...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Summer gas prices expected to be 32 percent lower this year Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall 32 percent from a year ago to $2....
  • Rain, winds headed to California, but little drought help

    Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown stood in dry brown grass at a site normally covered in snow this time of year and declared the drought conditions gripping the state at its worst point in decades. Had it been a week later, things might have looked different....
  • Drought expands across large section of nation's crop region

    Drought conditions expanded last month amid weather that was warmer and drier across much of the western U.S., but spring rain in the agricultural Midwest could improve conditions for farmers preparing for the corn and soybean growing season. Weekly data...
  • Jerry Brown defends drought order that doesn't limit farmers

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most — farmers. As California endures a fourth year of drought, Brown's order this...
  • As water runs dry, Californians brace for a new way of life

    As water runs dry, Californians brace for a new way of life
    His lawn was thick, healthy and gorgeous, and Mike Duran was in love. "It was so green. It was so lush," he said. But the relationship had financial issues. Watering the grass cost about $1,200 every other month in this drought-stricken state. "The...
  • Rainstorm moves into drought-stricken California

    Rainstorm moves into drought-stricken California
    A new storm moved into Northern California on Sunday, providing the drought-stricken state at least a trickle of rain as well as cooling temperatures over the next few days. The National Weather Service said that as of Sunday afternoon, the storm had...
  • Drought needn't mean that spring skips your garden

    Drought needn't mean that spring skips your garden
    For Southern California gardeners, March is a month of wistful promise. A little rain falls, and the possibilities for brilliant spring and summer planting — exploding colors, bountiful edibles — seem limitless. But you might want to stop...
  • Drought will prove a formidable opponent in Brown's final term

    Drought will prove a formidable opponent in Brown's final term
    During the drive from the Capitol to Lake Tahoe this week, Gov. Jerry Brown could see the damage wrought by four years of drought. Rivers have turned to dribbles, parched forests threaten to ignite with a fateful spark, and meadows where snow should be...