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Ice Bucket Challenge in drought-stricken California? Use dirt, men say
Ice Bucket Challenge in drought-stricken California? Use dirt, men say

Most everyone by now has heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, but two men in drought-stricken California are trying to push a message of water conservation by using dirt instead. As in, dumping a bucket of dirt on their heads. The viral campaign to raise money for ALS research by pouring a bucket of ice water over one's head has emerged as prickly controversy recently in California, where 97.5% of the state is experiencing "severe" drought -- the third-harshest on a five-level scale, according to the latest U.S. Drought Map.  The state's reservoirs also remain "seriously low," officials have warned. So for some Californians, watching people douse...

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