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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts

    Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts
    State lawmakers Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a $1-billion plan that would restock food pantries in parched Central Valley communities and rush bottled water to Californians whose taps are nearly dry. But the legislation, which has been billed as...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown OKs $1 billion to tackle drought, other water issues

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed legislation with more than $1 billion in spending on water projects. The two bills include emergency relief, such as food and water supplies, for drought-stricken communities in the Central Valley. There's also hundreds...
  • Poll: Your neighbors probably think you're a water waster

    Poll: Your neighbors probably think you're a water waster
    Last summer, #droughtshaming was born as Californians took to social media to out their neighbors’ water-wasting ways. A poll released this week suggests that as California enters a fourth year of drought, blaming the neighbors is no longer just a...
  • $1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor

    A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation. The California Assembly voted unanimously, 74-0, on AB91 a day...
  • Students dip their toes into water conservation

    Students dip their toes into water conservation
    Thousands of elementary school students from Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and elsewhere streamed onto the UC Irvine campus Wednesday to get a hands-on education in water conservation. They were there for the Children's Water Education...
  • Senate approves water legislation to address drought, flooding

    Senate approves water legislation to address drought, flooding
    The state Senate approved on Wednesday a $1-billion spending plan that is billed as an emergency response to the state's drought, which has entered its fourth year with no sign of stopping.  The legislation now goes to the Assembly, which is scheduled...
  • High-speed rail and development are drought-intolerant, readers say

    High-speed rail and development are drought-intolerant, readers say
    Many urban thinkers say an environmentally sustainable Los Angeles would have higher-density housing with shared gardens and fewer of the single-family homes with lawns that are prevalent in Southern California. Such an urban landscape would reduce the...
  • $1 billion in California drought relief may just be the beginning

    $1 billion in California drought relief may just be the beginning
    Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers from both parties announced Thursday a $1-billion plan to deal with California's persistent drought, describing the legislation as a mix of short-term relief and support for long-term water projects. "This is a...
  • California's $1-billion emergency drought relief is tiny drop in bucket

    California's $1-billion emergency drought relief is tiny drop in bucket
    No matter how much longer California’s drought lingers, politicians don’t have the power to make it rain. So on Thursday they tried the next best thing – they proposed showering the state’s parched landscape with money. Gov....
  • Drought-stricken California ramps up water restrictions

    Drought-stricken California ramps up water restrictions
    California residents have to turn off their sprinklers, and restaurants won't give customers water unless they ask under new drought regulations approved Tuesday. The State Water Resources Control Board has extended and expanded restrictions on water...
  • California must stop acting like its water shortage isn't real

    To the editor: California is in the fourth year of the worst drought in its recorded history and, as Jay Famiglietti warns, has about a year's worth of stored water left. But one wouldn't know it looking at all the still-green lawns. ("California has...