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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Read President Obama's Remarks At The Coast Guard Academy Commencement

    Read President Obama's Remarks At The Coast Guard Academy Commencement
    THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you! Thank you very much.  Everybody, please have a seat.  Class of 2015 -- ahoy! AUDIENCE:  Ahoy!  THE PRESIDENT:  There are now fewer days to go until the Class of 2015 graduates than -- never mind.  There are now zero days...
  • Heavy rains in Texas, Oklahoma fuel hope for California drought relief

    Heavy rains in Texas, Oklahoma fuel hope for California drought relief
    Look east, California. Five years of extreme drought have come to a dramatic end in Texas and Oklahoma as a month of heavy rains has replenished reservoirs, dampened parched soil across both states and unleashed floodwaters on vulnerable residents....
  • Storms ease in Texas, but high water could linger

    Storms ease in Texas, but high water could linger
    This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said Thursday. Just weeks ago, much of the state was parched with varying levels of...
  • Despite brutal heat wave that's killed 1,400, many Indians must still work

    Despite brutal heat wave that's killed 1,400, many Indians must still work
    Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month. But some had no choice but to venture into the heat....
  • Tips on how to conserve time, water while growing productive gardens

    Tips on how to conserve time, water while growing productive gardens
    Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden. Container gardeners may want to invest in self-watering pots. These...
  • New guidelines approved for emergency drought relief funding

    New guidelines approved for emergency drought relief funding
    Communities suffering from years of extremely dry conditions could receive their share of $19 million in funding to pay for bottled water supplies and drought-related projects under a new set of guidelines. The State Water Resources Control Board on...
  • Southland water district OKs $350 million more for lawn-replacement rebates

    Southland water district OKs $350 million more for lawn-replacement rebates
    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday voted to increase funding for its turf-removal program, as more and more residents and businesses swap water-guzzling lawns for more drought-tolerant landscaping. The MWD will boost its...
  • India's heat wave: More than 1,000 deaths reported in recent weeks

    A relentless heat wave has claimed more than 1,000 lives in southern India in recent weeks, officials said Tuesday, warning that the scorching temperatures would continue for several more days. Temperatures as high as 118 degrees have been reported in...
  • Obama's hot-air commencement address

    I didn't attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn't want to listen to a boring speaker, likely unaffiliated with the school or anyone in it, drone on in Washington'...
  • Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water

     Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water
    Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops. Oil giant Chevron recycles 21 million gallons of that water each...
  • Southland saying goodbye to lawns

    Southland saying goodbye to lawns
    When Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25% cut in urban water use, he declared war on the California lawn. Among the early casualties is the expanse of green that Tom Beck and his wife planted around their Arcadia home 26 years ago. “I have mixed...