| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:35 PM
More than 1,000 firefighters battled seven blazes in Washington on Friday, as a heat wave blasted through the state, threatening to aggravate conditions in one of the most active fire regions in the country.
Only three outbuildings had been damaged by...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.
Prices for shelf-stable and processed...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The cost to produce a BLT, America's favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:52 AM
More than half of California is now under the most severe level of drought for the first time since the federal government began issuing regular drought reports in the late 1990s, according to new data released Thursday.
According to the U.S. Drought...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Stop whatever you're doing, turn off the television, wake the children and salute the flag.
A West Los Angeles man has fought City Hall and won.
His name is James Buch and he doesn't like me saying it, but he's 83, not that you'd know it from the...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
On a dusty clearing between a fallow wheat field and wilting orange groves, Steve Arthur's crew of two mud-splattered well drillers worked furiously to deliver a lifeline to another despondent farmer.
Using a diesel-powered rig that rumbled like a...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Gold Rush Days festivities in Old Sacramento have been canceled because of the state's continued drought, officials said Monday.
The event, which traditionally takes place over Labor Day weekend, requires too much water, said Steve Hammond, president...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:08 AM
A combination of hot temperatures, strong winds and bone-dry timber are challenging crews battling a wildfire in Northern California in a way not seen in years, state officials said Tuesday.
The Bully fire in Shasta County grew by 2,000 acres in a day,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:11 PM
California regulators will consider forcing local agencies to ban wasteful outdoor watering, and giving them the authority to impose fines on scofflaws of up to $500 a day.
The State Water Resources Control Board will consider the emergency drought...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Bottled water is usually a waste of money and, beyond that, an environmental mess. American buy 50 billion bottles of water each year, and recycle less than one-fourth of those bottles. It’s a tremendous source of landfill waste, but worse, 17...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Lady Gaga has joined the effort to get Californians to conserve water during the drought. The move comes amid new numbers that show Californian are not conserving as much as officials hoped they would.
In a video for the Save Our Water campaign, above,...