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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Poll: Your neighbors probably think you're a water waster

    Poll: Your neighbors probably think you're a water waster
    Last summer, #droughtshaming was born as Californians took to social media to out their neighbors’ water-wasting ways. A poll released this week suggests that as California enters a fourth year of drought, blaming the neighbors is no longer just a...
  • Students dip their toes into water conservation

    Students dip their toes into water conservation
    Thousands of elementary school students from Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and elsewhere streamed onto the UC Irvine campus Wednesday to get a hands-on education in water conservation. They were there for the Children's Water Education...
  • Senate approves water legislation to address drought, flooding

    Senate approves water legislation to address drought, flooding
    The state Senate approved on Wednesday a $1-billion spending plan that is billed as an emergency response to the state's drought, which has entered its fourth year with no sign of stopping.  The legislation now goes to the Assembly, which is scheduled...
  • High-speed rail and development are drought-intolerant, readers say

    High-speed rail and development are drought-intolerant, readers say
    Many urban thinkers say an environmentally sustainable Los Angeles would have higher-density housing with shared gardens and fewer of the single-family homes with lawns that are prevalent in Southern California. Such an urban landscape would reduce the...
  • $1 billion in California drought relief may just be the beginning

    $1 billion in California drought relief may just be the beginning
    Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers from both parties announced Thursday a $1-billion plan to deal with California's persistent drought, describing the legislation as a mix of short-term relief and support for long-term water projects. "This is a...
  • California's $1-billion emergency drought relief is tiny drop in bucket

    California's $1-billion emergency drought relief is tiny drop in bucket
    No matter how much longer California’s drought lingers, politicians don’t have the power to make it rain. So on Thursday they tried the next best thing – they proposed showering the state’s parched landscape with money. Gov....
  • Drought-stricken California ramps up water restrictions

    Drought-stricken California ramps up water restrictions
    California residents have to turn off their sprinklers, and restaurants won't give customers water unless they ask under new drought regulations approved Tuesday. The State Water Resources Control Board has extended and expanded restrictions on water...
  • California must stop acting like its water shortage isn't real

    To the editor: California is in the fourth year of the worst drought in its recorded history and, as Jay Famiglietti warns, has about a year's worth of stored water left. But one wouldn't know it looking at all the still-green lawns. ("California has...
  • Heat wave brings more record temperatures in L.A. area

    Heat wave brings more record temperatures in L.A. area
    The heat wave gripping Southern California brought new high temperature records Sunday as many fled to the beaches for relief. According to the National Weather Service, downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach set new high temperatures for the day, at 90...
  • Washington state rain no cure for drought, due to bleak snowpack

    Washington state rain no cure for drought, due to bleak snowpack
    Californians take note: It is possible to have rain — lots of it — and still be plagued by drought. Just look at tiny Forks, Wash., which bills itself as the wettest town in the contiguous United States. As of Thursday, 26.6 inches of rain...
  • Food prices predicted to remain stable through 2015, with a couple of big ifs

    Food prices predicted to remain stable through 2015, with a couple of big ifs
    There’s good news for shoppers in the latest Consumer Price Index update from the Department of Agriculture, released last week. Food prices in general should show little to no increase over last year. But there are a couple of exceptions and a...