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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Colorado mountain snow is bright spot during drought in West

    Colorado mountain snow is bright spot during drought in West
    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...
  • Op-Ed: Bracing for the water shortages to come

    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,...
  • Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century 'mega-drought'

    Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century 'mega-drought'
    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...
  • Fairchild Tropical Garden Column: A tale of the humble gumbo limbo

    Fairchild Tropical Garden Column: A tale of the humble gumbo limbo
    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...
  • As the wells run dry, Central Valley neighbors find common ground

    As the wells run dry, Central Valley neighbors find common ground
    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...
  • State awards $2 million to Cachuma Lake pumping project

    State awards $2 million to Cachuma Lake pumping project
    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...
  • Denser California forests raise firefighting questions, study says

    Denser California forests raise firefighting questions, study says
    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...
  • Water stress takes toll on California's large trees, study says

    Water stress takes toll on California's large trees, study says
    Drought, fire-suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser with smaller trees and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study to be released Tuesday has found. Researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the U....
  • The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate

    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...
  • Mailbag: The bunnies are nothing compared to the OCMA dog statue

    I am astounded by the reaction to the statues of bunny rabbits at the City Hall park. It is fun for me to see children and their adult companions playing among the rabbits. Many people are drawn to the park to experience the sculpture, and it...
  • Businesses get fat rebate checks for water-saving turf replacement

     Businesses get fat rebate checks for water-saving turf replacement
    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...