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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • In parched states, fracking's thirst grows

    In parched states, fracking's thirst grows
    GREELEY, Colo. — In this parched farming region, where the land flattens out and every drop of water is precious, another player has lined up at the spigot. On a recent sunny afternoon, a huge cylindrical tanker truck rolled up to a red city...
  • California leaders propose drought relief funding plan

    California leaders propose drought relief funding plan
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders unveiled a proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin because of the state's prolonged dry spell. The proposal...
  • California drought: $687.4-million plan would free up water supplies

    California drought: $687.4-million plan would free up water supplies
    SACRAMENTO -- A proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package was unveiled Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin. The proposal presented by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders would provide millions of...
  • Letters: Water and politics don't mix

    Letters: Water and politics don't mix
    Re "Obama brings good, bad news," Feb. 15 Experts have been warning for years of the potential social and economic consequences attributable to climate change. Whether or not California's current drought is the result of climate change, I fear the...
  • In parched Central Valley, a message of aid and a warning from Obama

    In parched Central Valley, a message of aid and a warning from Obama
    FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Standing Friday afternoon on cracked, parched earth where melons would usually grow, President Obama brought both a message of aid and an ominous warning to drought-stricken California as he outlined more than $160 million in...
  • Getting rid of grass is making homeowners' wallets greener

    Getting rid of grass is making homeowners' wallets greener
    If somehow you missed the news that California is drier than a stale tortilla, the Amber Alert signs have come to the rescue with highway bulletins like this one: "Serious drought, help save water." This is helpful to a point, I suppose, and I like...
  • Mayor Garcetti discusses drought, extreme weather

    Mayor Garcetti discusses drought, extreme weather
    Speaking on the ABC News program “This Week,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined a panel of guests Sunday morning to discuss climate change. Garcetti agreed with others on the show and said that the monster snow storms on the East...
  • Obama to ask Congress for $1-billion climate change fund

    Obama to ask Congress for $1-billion climate change fund
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will ask Congress for $1 billion to create a "climate resilience fund" to pay for research, preparation and infrastructure aimed at dealing with the extreme weather and new conditions associated with shifts in the weather....
  • California drought: 700 Caltrans signs urge drivers to save water

    California drought: 700 Caltrans signs urge drivers to save water
    The California Department of Transportation is using more than 700 electronic highway signs to raise awareness about the state’s severe drought. The statewide educational campaign is in response to last month’s declaration of a drought...
  • Politics cloud water debate

    Politics cloud water debate
    There are two possible policy outcomes to a severe drought like the one California is experiencing now. One is that the drought focuses the minds of political leaders and water users, prompting them to come together to craft a broad, comprehensive...
  • Gov. Brown says he can help solve state's water crisis

    TULARE -- Gov. Jerry Brown came to this town halfway between Fresno and Bakersfield on Wednesday to briefly tour the World Ag Expo and continue his unofficial reelection bid in the heart of Republican California. The visit marked the governor's second...