| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:28 PM
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.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:00 AM
It’s still a little too early to tell for sure, but the news on the California wild salmon front is not good. A combination of low water levels in streams because of the drought and high summer temperatures resulted in a massive die-off of young...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:06 AM
Portions of South Florida may fall under drought conditions in coming months, parched from a rainfall deficit of up to 6 inches since the beginning of the dry season.
That could translate to water restrictions – mainly with lawn sprinkling and car...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 11:47 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Friday a $29-million plan to help California's parched Central Valley cope with the ongoing drought.
The money is intended to upgrade scientific monitoring in the Delta, which helps...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 9:00 PM
It's easy to dismiss that which is all around us, but ask anyone from outside South Florida what a gumbo limbo is, and chances are they'll think it's a Cajun soup. Though it's a common tree in most South Florida neighborhoods, gumbo limbo is one of the...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:29 PM
Santa Barbara County water agencies announced Friday that they will receive $2 million in state funding for a pumping project at Cachuma Lake -- a source of drinking water for 220,000 people on the southern central coast -- where water levels have dropped...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020.
As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, the world's...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The winter's first manual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack will take place next week, state officials said Tuesday, eager for any signs of relief from one of California's worst droughts in a century of record-keeping.
The snowpack is crucial to...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The long-range weather forecast is the biggest wild card in the battle over every available bucket of water in drought-stricken California — but a close second may be Dianne Feinstein.
In a dispute in which positions have hardened after years of...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 10:00 AM
At brunch on a recent Thursday, Sunny Butler nibbled at an omelet and considered playing a round later that afternoon. Part of the joy of living on the 18th hole of the Citrus Club in the Coachella Valley, Butler said, is the verdant green landscape...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Wet weather kept Alberto Ortega from working most of last week — and he couldn't have been more pleased.
"This rain is a blessing I was beginning to think I'd never see," the gardener said.
In four decades of tending people's yards, this year...