STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER One State Two Notables
In the past two weeks, both Montana and California recorded the nation's warmest and coldest daily temperature. Both states of course are large and have diverse topography. In the warm season the na... Posted on 7/22/13 at 11:33 PM
FARM BLEAT The Deep Chill
Sports reporter Jordan Willi and I swapped emails the other day. I sent him the hilarious NFL: Bad Lip Reading YouTube video clipfeaturing Minnesota Vikings own Adrian Peterson, and he sent me a YouTu... Posted on 1/21/13 at 9:50 PM
SYDNEY - Australian almond producers are boosting output to meet growing Asian demand for the nut used for making milk and eaten as a healthy snack, hoping to steal market share from dominant U.S. farmers struggling because of protracted drought in California.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of his controversial proposals to shore up California's water system, which is straining under years of drought and population growth.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Water regulators in drought-stricken California on Wednesday were set to adopt new rules for desalination plants designed to make seawater drinkable in the latest effort to shore up water supplies as dry conditions stretch into a fourth year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's drought led to the deaths of 12.5 million trees in the state's forests last year, leaving behind huge amounts of dry fuel that could burn easily as the summer wildfire season begins, the U.S. Forest Service said Monday.
OAKLAND, Calif. - A controversial plan to divert water from above a key California watershed, pushed hard by Governor Jerry Brown as a vital new anchor for the state's drought-parched water system, would involve far less environmental restoration than initially proposed under changes announced on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The West Coast could see power brownouts in coming months as hydro power stations struggle with the four-year drought, and in the longer term climate change could cause additional problems for power plants, the U.S. energy secretary said on Monday.
SACRAMENTO - Californians who let their lawns go brown to save water during the state's prolonged drought would no longer face fines from municipalities for failing to maintain their properties under a bill passed Thursday in the state assembly.
LOS ANGELES - Beverly Hills, the southern California city whose name evokes Hollywood-tinged glamour and luxury, is considering banning the refilling of swimming pools and fining residents $1,000 for water violations.
A state appeals court ruled on Monday that a southern California city's tiered water rates, developed in an effort to combat overuse during the state's ongoing drought, violated the state's Constitution.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday promised to consider the concerns of businesses affected by his order to cut urban water use by 25 percent as the prolonged drought in the most populous U.S. state drags into its fourth year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Cities set to feel the brunt of California's mandated cutbacks in water use pushed back on Wednesday, calling a plan by regulators to demand reductions of as much as 35 percent in some communities unfair.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The administration of California Governor Jerry Brown hit back on Thursday against criticism that its drought conservation mandates apply to consumers but do not include the state's $45 billion agriculture business.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California on Wednesday moved to tighten already stringent regulations on how much water can flow through toilets and faucets, part of the state's effort to respond to prolonged drought.
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