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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Deadly winter storm sweeps Great Plains; more snow, wind expected

     
    About 10 inches of snow had fallen in western Kansas before dawn Tuesday, and several more inches — along with strong wind gusts — were expected, National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Burke in Dodge City told The Times....
  • The water's up at Lake Powell

     
    Water levels at Lake Powell, one of the Colorado River's biggest reservoirs, have risen to the highest point in a decade....
  • Bad weather raises concern over future food prices

     
    Corn futures rose Monday amid speculation that the recent rains in the Midwest won't be enough to ease drought conditions and boost farmers' yields....
  • Crape myrtle tree: Beauties that can take the heat

     
    Crape myrtle trees: Crape myrtle trees have great flowers, beautiful bark and fabulous foliage. Plus they're drought tolerant....
  • Texas wildfires: Is drought the new climate?

     
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a GOP presidential candidate, scoffs at the notion of human-induced climate change, even suggesting recently on the campaign trail that scientists are manipulating data to make money. He also has declared a weather-related state...
  • U.S. endures second-hottest summer on record

     
    Texas had its driest summer on record, with a statewide average of 2.44 inches of rain, more than five inches below the long-term average, and one inch less than the previous driest summer in 1956. New Mexico had its second driest summer and Oklahoma...
  • Secluded park threatened with closure

     
    Seclusion is threatening Henry W. Coe State Park near Gilroy. Light visitation and low revenues have made California's second-largest park a target in the state's budget battles. In May, California officials announced plans to close this rugged expanse...
  • Pro Portfolio: After backyard makeover, the party moves outdoors

     
    Josh Segal Landscape Design: Landscape design Josh Segal turns a problematic English Tudor garden in Pasadena into a drought-tolerant contemporary landscape....
  • Can board block use of drought-tolerant plants?

    Question: Our homeowners association has what seems to be miles of greenbelts and landscaping that is not water-efficient. Our board of directors and their friends, who constitute the majority of owners, are of the same mind-set in that they refuse to use...
  • LAPD green: landscaping at the new police headquarters

    LAPD green: landscaping at the new police headquarters
    As an expanded Los Angeles drought ordinance limiting lawn watering goes into effect June 1, the gardens across from City Hall at the new headquarters of the Police Department are nearing completion. What lies behind the draped chain link encircling the...