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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Drought survival: O.C. makes 100 million gallons of wastewater a day drinkable

     Drought survival: O.C. makes 100 million gallons of wastewater a day drinkable
    Like other water agencies in California, the Orange County Water District is looking at ways to encourage ratepayers to conserve. But it also is looking for sources of water to ensure that its customers don't have to go without. In May, the district...
  • Master-planned community at risk of losing all water within days

    Master-planned community at risk of losing all water within days
    When the state last week took the rare step of curtailing the water rights of more than 100 irrigation districts and growers, it appeared that agricultural areas would be the hardest hit. But now, an upscale master-planned community of 15,000...
  • You call this rainy season?

    You call this rainy season?
    Hey. Isn't this supposed to be the rainy season? Apparently Mother Nature didn't get the memo, because most of South Florida has received two to four inches less rain than normal since June 1. As a result, severe drought conditions have spread into...
  • Yes it's been raining, so how did the Lehigh Valley end up under a drought watch?

    Yes it's been raining, so how did the Lehigh Valley end up under a drought watch?
    Yes, it's been wet lately — but not the right kind of wet to head off an expansion of the state's drought watch. Despite 4.84 inches of rain this month, the state Department of Environmental Protection has added Lehigh and Northampton counties to...
  • Yes it's been raining, but Lehigh Valley now under a drought watch

    Yes it's been raining, but Lehigh Valley now under a drought watch
    Despite 4.84 inches of rain this month, the Lehigh Valley has been placed under a drought watch, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced today. Bedford, Blair, Centre, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin counties were...
  • N. Korea says it has been hit by worst drought in 100 years

    North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting in extensive damage to agriculture during its main planting season. The official Korean Central News Agency said the drought has caused about 30 percent of its rice paddies...
  • Hampton Roads residents find ways to stay cool in heat wave

    Hampton Roads residents find ways to stay cool in heat wave
    With the air conditioning broken at home and school finished for her 6-year-old son Ichiro, Newport News resident Kyoko Runner decided Monday afternoon would be the perfect time for the family's first outing to the Newport News Family YMCA on Warwick...
  • Berkeley lab scientists search Amazon for clues to impacts of climate change, drought

    BERKELEY, Calif. For several days at a time each week, Lawrence Berkeley lab scientist Kolby Jardine rambles along slippery, oft-muddy roads for miles into the heart of the Central Amazon, braving jaguars and snakes to study more than 500 species of...
  • Can Californians create enduring drought relief?

     Can Californians create enduring drought relief?
    On the perennially vexing subjects of water and the drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has been on something of a roll. In November, he won easy approval of a state bond measure that meant $7.5 billion for new water projects. In March he signed legislation...
  • Drought intensifies debate on backyard pools

    Drought intensifies debate on backyard pools
    The backyard swimming pool is again in regulators' crosshairs as they scramble to save enough water to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's order to cut urban use 25%. More than 20 water suppliers have implemented restrictions on pools, banning new construction,...
  • 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...