| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:30 PM
BRAWLEY, Calif. — Thomas Cox, a third-generation Imperial Valley farmer, is driving his pickup along the gravel roads that separate large fields of lettuce, broccoli, onions and wheat.
The discussion turns, as it often does in the Imperial Valley,...
| Mar 26, 2014
Re “Drying up the delta,” March 23 Bettina Boxall's front-page article — accompanied by striking photos of flooded fields being fed by scarce water from sources that also supply our vanishing Northern California delta — is all...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
HAMILTON CITY, Calif. — A shallow inland sea spreads across more than 160 square miles, speckled with egrets poking for crayfish among jewel-green rice shoots.
The flooded fields could be mistaken for the rice paddies of Vietnam or southern China,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
LAKE URMIA, Iran — An eerie and forlorn tableau greets visitors to the arid shores of this once-vast lake in Iran's far northwest. Rusting ships sit wedged in deep black mud. Stray dogs nibble on rotting planks from long-discarded beach chairs and...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Thanks to February storms, state officials are slightly easing drought restrictions on water deliveries, but the changes won't make a difference to most of the state.
The prime beneficiaries will be Central Valley irrigation districts with the most...
| Feb 1, 2014
One increasingly important aspect of food science is sustainability — the ability to reduce spoilage and to conserve and protect resources throughout the entire food production process.
As the population continues to grow — and the United...
| Feb 4, 2014
Re "Get tough on water use," Editorial, Feb. 2
The "get tough" admonition is more than welcome. We should worry about the surprisingly complacent views expressed by Southern California water officials. We have enough water, they say. No problem yet....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:59 PM
In these days of drought, Californians have a pretty good idea of what it feels like to have water supplies run low — particularly those facing the very real prospect of running out of water entirely. But a new study by Indiana University...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday to free up the state's water supplies and aid residents who face hardship because of the drought, according to a release from his office.
More than $687 million will go to drought relief, money that will fund...
| Mar 3, 2014
California's drought has everyone talking about ways to save water. Gov. Jerry Brown has implored residents to reduce their consumption by 20%. One writer suggested Angelenos share showers. A nonprofit is encouraging people not to waste even ice cubes...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:30 PM
SACRAMENTO — A $687.4-million emergency drought relief package is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after easily clearing the Legislature on Thursday.
Brown and legislative leaders unveiled the proposal last week to free up the state's water...