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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • 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...
  • California wild salmon harvest continues to dwindle with drought

    California wild salmon harvest continues to dwindle with drought
    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...
  • Is South Florida headed toward drought?

    Is South Florida headed toward drought?
    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...
  • Jerry Brown, Interior secretary announce new drought funding

    Jerry Brown, Interior secretary announce new drought funding
    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...
  • Fairchild Tropical Garden Column: A tale of the humble gumbo limbo

    Fairchild Tropical Garden Column: A tale of the humble gumbo limbo
    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...
  • State awards $2 million to Cachuma Lake pumping project

    State awards $2 million to Cachuma Lake pumping project
    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...
  • The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate

    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...
  • First manual measurement of Sierra snowpack to occur next week

    First manual measurement of Sierra snowpack to occur next week
    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...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein's role as water referee is complicated by drought

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein's role as water referee is complicated by drought
    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...
  • With flush aquifer, Coachella Valley golf courses slow to conserve

    With flush aquifer, Coachella Valley golf courses slow to conserve
    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...
  • Gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt as drought cuts their business

    Gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt as drought cuts their business
    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...