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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Western drought causes Earth's surface to rise as water levels drop

    Western drought causes Earth's surface to rise as water levels drop
    A year and a half of drought has depleted 63 trillion gallons of water across the Western United States, according to a new study that documents how the parched conditions are altering the landscape. The loss of groundwater, as well as surface water...
  • Are we taking the drought seriously enough?

    Are we taking the drought seriously enough?
    To the editor: I got a postcard from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power last week informing me how to conserve electricity during hot summer months. Good to know, despite the absence of an electricity shortage. ("L.A's water ruler, DWP chief...
  • Early grape crush kicks off California's winemaking season

    Early grape crush kicks off California's winemaking season
    At the University of California's prized winemaking institute near Sacramento, a sleek metal wine crusher on Thursday morning let out a deep rumble and began to shake, jostling grapes made sweeter by the state's ongoing drought into sticky juice. Dry...
  • How drought-friendly are swimming pools?

    To the editor: This article told two important stories: First, pools consume somewhat less water than a traditional lawn of the same size, and second, covered pools cut water evaporation by nearly half. Had the headline read "Use of pool covers...
  • L.A.'s record-breaking heat wave is about to end; Southland, rejoice

    L.A.'s record-breaking heat wave is about to end; Southland, rejoice
    The sweltering heat wave gripping Southern California is about to crash. Temperatures are expected to drop roughly 10 degrees on Thursday, giving residents across the region their first substantial break from triple-digit heat in days. That means...
  • Southland swelters as triple-digit weather continues

    Southland swelters as triple-digit weather continues
    In case the scorching temperatures and rising humidity were causing you to wonder: No, September is not the hottest month in Southern California. That dubious distinction goes to August. But the triple-digit warmth that continued to descend Saturday...
  • Southern California heat wave to last through Tuesday, forecasters say

    Southern California heat wave to last through Tuesday, forecasters say
    A heat wave in Southern California is expected to last until at least Tuesday, said officials with the National Weather Service.  The weather forecast calls for parching humidity in the single digits, with highs in the 90s and up to 102 in higher...
  • Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

    Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of a day-old wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity,...
  • Thousands of customers remain without power as L.A. heat wave peaks

    Thousands of customers remain without power as L.A. heat wave peaks
    About 4,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers remained without power Tuesday amid warnings that a stifling heat wave would likely send temperatures across the region into the triple digits, potentially breaking longtime records. The...
  • Power grid groans, blackouts roll through L.A. area as heat wave nears peak

    Power grid groans, blackouts roll through L.A. area as heat wave nears peak
    Power outages linked to L.A.'s intense heat wave rolled across the city Tuesday. As temperatures approached dangerous highs, harried crews restored service to one area only to be sent to another blackout. The scorching heat wave has pushed demand for...
  • Water conservation's other benefit: It's a power saver

    Water conservation's other benefit: It's a power saver
    California's drought has everyone talking about ways to save water. Gov. Jerry Brown has implored residents to reduce their consumption by 20%. One writer suggested Angelenos share showers. A nonprofit is encouraging people not to waste even ice cubes...