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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • From workers to golfers to dogs, South Florida feels the heat

    From workers to golfers to dogs, South Florida feels the heat
    It's not even officially summer, yet South Florida has turned into a steam bath in the past week with "feels-like" temperatures occasionally climbing over 100 degrees. Just ask Jonathan Da Silva, owner of Flawless Mobile Detailing, as he scrubbed down a...
  • Most water rights holders facing cuts miss state compliance deadline

    Most water rights holders facing cuts miss state compliance deadline
    The majority of California growers, irrigation districts and others who have been ordered to stop drawing water from rivers and streams due to worsening drought conditions have failed to register their compliance before an official deadline, officials...
  • Editorials from around Oregon

    The (Albany) Democrat Herald, June 17, on genetically modified organisms ban While we wait to see what the next front will be in the statewide battle over genetically modified organisms (it might be in neighboring Benton County, where proponents of a ban...
  • Threatened salmon die after utility temporarily shuts canal

    More than one-tenth of the largest wild population of threatened salmon in the Central Valley died after repair work near a power plant led Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to cut off a cooling flow of water into a creek, wildlife and utility officials said...
  • Drought-driven wildfire scorches 11,000 acres in rarely burned area near Big Bear

    Drought-driven wildfire scorches 11,000 acres in rarely burned area near Big Bear
    A drought-driven wildfire burning in an area of the San Bernardino National Forest that hasn’t burned in more than 100 years grew overnight to 11,000 acres. The Lake fire, which is 10% contained, continues to rage in Barton Flats as it consumes...
  • Orlando's hot weather doesn't reach record amid Florida heat wave

    Orlando's hot weather doesn't reach record amid Florida heat wave
    Ken Storey has found the perfect way to combat Florida heat: sleep through it. “When it gets hot out, I just don’t enjoy being awake,” said the Winter Park man, who works from home and becomes a night owl when the temperature starts to...
  • Obama offers $110 million to aid drought-stricken states

    WASHINGTON The White House expanded drought assistance to California and other western states on Friday with $110 million in new grants to aid farmers and communities. Officials from seven states, including California Gov. Jerry Brown, participated in an...
  • $110 million in drought aid going to California, other Western states, White House says

    $110 million in drought aid going to California, other Western states, White House says
    California will receive tens of millions of dollars in new drought aid from the U.S. government that will provide relief for farmers, displaced workers and rural communities that have run out of drinking water, officials said Friday. Obama administration...
  • Don't gravelscape L.A.

    Don't gravelscape L.A.
    People are starting to panic about their lawns. The Metropolitan Water District is adding $350 million to its lawn removal rebate program and homeowners are scrambling to rip out grass and replace it with something easy and oh-so drought tolerant —...
  • It's wrong to fine owner for not watering lawn during drought

    It's wrong to fine owner for not watering lawn during drought
    Question: My homeowner association board won't let me plant drought-resistant vegetation, saying it's not in keeping with a "theme of luxury homes" and is contrary to architectural and landscape rules. Because of California's severe drought I stopped...
  • California water wasters beware: #DroughtShaming on the rise

    Pssst. Ready to water that beautiful lush lawn of yours? The one that's the envy of the entire neighborhood. If you live in Southern California, you'd better wait until after midnight. Preferably on a cloudy, new-moon night during a power outage when it'...