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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Last year's U.S. weather showed extremes in precipitation

    Last year's U.S. weather showed extremes in precipitation
    WASHINGTON — Last year was marked by extremes in precipitation around the country, with unusually wet weather east of the Rockies and drought worsening in the West, particularly California, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Meager Sierra snowpack is way below average

    Meager Sierra snowpack is way below average
    The signs aren’t good when the chief of California’s snow survey has to walk over bare ground to take a snowpack measurement in the Sierra Nevada, as Frank Gehrke did Friday near Echo Summit. Manual and electronic readings up and down the...
  • Jerry Brown says drought declaration imminent

    Jerry Brown says drought declaration imminent
    FRESNO -- Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday his administration would soon declare that California is officially in the midst of a drought. “It’s coming,” Brown said of a formal proclamation when asked during a press conference at Fresno...
  • Weather models say California likely to remain dry this winter

    Weather models say California likely to remain dry this winter
    Dry conditions are likely to persist this winter across the Southland and most of California, according to a seasonal forecast prepared for the state Department of Water Resources. But long-term forecasts always come with a big dose of uncertainty,...
  • Decline of desert tortoise in Joshua Tree linked to long droughts

    Decline of desert tortoise in Joshua Tree linked to long droughts
    In recent years, California’s Agassiz’s desert tortoise population has been decimated by shootings, residential and commercial development, vehicle traffic, respiratory disease and predation by ravens, dogs and coyotes. Now, dwindling...
  • Western drought prompts feds to truck water and food to wild horses

    Western drought prompts feds to truck water and food to wild horses
    Persistent drought in the West has prompted federal agencies to begin hauling water to wild horse herds in Nevada and restricting public lands grazing across the region.  In one part of Lincoln County, Nev., the Bureau of Land Management said it is...
  • Western U.S. under severe drought

     
    The American west is experiencing a devastating drought but no state is more parched than New Mexico. The entire state is officially in drought and scientists, farmers and ranchers are trying to figure out how to cope with this new dry reality. But...
  • New Mexico's drought threatens the flow of a culture

    New Mexico's drought threatens the flow of a culture
    For 200 years, the earthen water canal has nourished the land where Peggy Boney's farm now sits. It sustains the alfalfa pastures for her cattle and the corn and pumpkins she puts on her kitchen table for supper. Much of her life has revolved around...
  • Tab for 2012's extreme weather events: $110 billion-plus

    Tab for 2012's extreme weather events: $110 billion-plus
    The price of extreme weather events continues to rise. Superstorm Sandy and the ongoing drought made 2012 the second costliest weather and climate disaster year since 1980, racking up more than $110 billion in damage. According to the National...
  • The lowdown on dymondia and three other lawn alternatives

    The lowdown on dymondia and three other lawn alternatives
    Do you have any suggestions for drought-tolerant, kid-friendly ground cover? We've read that dymondia works well to fill in space between pavers but haven't found any talk of how well this plant works as a grass substitute, spread across a yard. Can our...
  • Corn, soybean prices at all-time high worldwide, World Bank says

     
    The cost of corn and soybeans soared to all-time heights in July, pushing global food prices upwards and pushing budgets to the breaking point in the Middle East and Africa, the World Bank has warned....