| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:31 AM
Thanks to an increasing deficit of rain, moderate drought conditions have developed on the southern tip of the state.
For now, all that really means is that southwestern Miami-Dade County is becoming more vulnerable to wildfire.
It doesn't pose any...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 1:36 PM
Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West.
Measurement stations in western Colorado...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:27 PM
This past sunny, hot weekend, thousands of Angelenos took to the mountains and beaches for hiking, biking, rollerblading and jogging. Many of these people likely had a moment when they looked around with a smile and thought, wow, what a life we live here,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Global warming will bring the "unprecedented" risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers claim.
The forecast, which was published online Thursday in the new journal...
| 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 19, 2015
| 12:55 PM
Drought, fire suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study to be released Tuesday has found.
Researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the U.S. Geological Survey...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When a man of 91 is downright cantankerous and has been on his land longer than most everyone else has been alive, he wastes no time speaking his mind.
So after his new neighbor started sinking a well to plant a water-sucking almond orchard in the...
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:56 PM
A tractor rumbled over 2 acres of green turf last month at the MillerCoors brewery, its mechanical rake leaving wide swaths of thirsty grass chomped up in its wake.
The once-lush knoll, by springtime, will feature a pathway of decomposed granite, a...