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'Be prepared to get dirty': Check out the L.A. Arboretum's drought gardening classes

It seems as though the resources for drought gardening are endless. Look for tips online and you'll see what we mean. But sometimes firsthand experience can be inspiring, and the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden's new Crescent Farm is a place to immerse yourself in classes where you …

Another 2 or 3 years of drought? Report looks at what it might mean

Should the current drought extend for another two or three years, most California cities and much of the state's agriculture would be able to manage, but the toll on small rural communities dependent on well-water and on wetlands and wildlife could be extensive.<p>That was the assessment of a new …

With 'Godzilla El Niño' expected, focus shifts to Pasadena dam that could overflow

With forecasters saying that this winter's El Niño could be among the most powerful on record, officials preparing for the expected downpours are focusing their attention on vulnerabilities in Southern California's flood-control system.<p>The<p>National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center said …

How to prepare for a destructive El Niño winter

So with more signs of a strong El Niño winter, what can people do to prepare for the possibility of heavy rain?<p>That's the question many people are asking in the wake of a new forecast this week. The<p>National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center said Thursday that this El Niño is shaping up to …

Yosemite deaths put focus on killer toll of drought on trees

The deaths of two children at<p>Yosemite National Parkafter a tree limb fell on their tent while they were sleeping is again focusing attention on the tollthe droughtis taking on trees.<p>Officials don't know why the limb fell. But the drought has caused major problems for trees both in cities and …

With fierce El Niño forecast, county officials look for vulnerabilities

With forecasters predicting a winter of heavy rains thanks to El Niño, officials are beginning to plan for potential flooding.<p>Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to call for a report on the county's state of preparedness for potentially heavy storms.<p>The<p>National Weather …

Another toll of the drought: Land is sinking fast in San Joaquin Valley, study shows

Farmland near Corcoran in the southern San Joaquin Valley sank 13 inches in just eight months last year. To the north, near El Nido, the land surface dropped about 10 inches.<p>Along a major canal near Los Banos, the ground has sunk so much that the concrete sides cracked. Nearby, a bridge over …

How Edison uses water to store excess power

BIG CREEK, Calif. — Nestled high in the Sierra mountains among the pine and fir trees, a little-known man-made wonder may help resolve a pressing energy concern: how to store wind and sun power that the grid increasingly can't handle.<p>For nearly three decades, water has flowed down from the …

Laguna Beach to lose its two nurseries

In the next four months, two of Laguna Beach's treasured businesses will shut their doors, leaving the city's green thumbs without a nursery.<p>Several reasons contributed to their demise: the drought, changing consumer tastes, the toughening economics for independent nurseries and, of course, rising …

There's no drought of cash for California farmers

California's growers enjoyed near-record revenue for their crops last year, despite dropping their harvest by 640,000 acres in 2014, a new study suggests.<p>Agricultural employment soared to a record 417,000 jobs, largely because gains in the Central Coast, deserts and Sacramento River Valley overcame …

Resident group files suit over Mount Shasta water bottling plant

Neighbors and activists in Mount Shasta have been pressing Crystal Geyser Water Co. for months to conduct a full environmental review before opening a bottling plant just outside the small Northern California town.<p>On Monday, the group sued the Calistoga-based company and Siskiyou County, turning up …

California drought: Climate change plays a role, study says. But how big?

A growing number of scientists have made the claim that climate change is at least partly responsible for California's crippling drought. Now researchers have estimated the extent to which humans are to blame: between 8% and 27%.<p>In other words, without heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions causing …

China Sells U.S. Treasuries to Support Yuan

China has cut its holdings of U.S. Treasuries this month to raise dollars needed to support the yuan in the wake of a shock devaluation two weeks …

Stock Markets

Can the Fed Do Anything to Ease Market Worries?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A month ago, the prospect of the first boost in U.S. interest rate in nine years conjured images of <b>Federal Reserve</b> Chair …

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12 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Warren Buffett | Inc.com

Despite all his success, Warren Buffett still manages to remain humble and approachable. Here are 12 lessons everyone can learn from the respected businessman.<p>1. Invest wisely.<p>Buffett chooses to invest in ideas, not the people behind them. He once famously said that he chooses companies that are so …

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China Crushes Emerging Markets -- Get Out Now!

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The former Deutsche Bank strategist who predicted a crash in emerging-market stocks as early as 2010 says there are further …

Stock Markets

US economic growth revision to 3.7% boosts markets

<b>Shares rise and oil prices jumped 9% after revised figures showed the US economy grew by far more than had been thought between April and June.</b><p>The economy grew by an annualised rate of 3.7%, up from the first estimate of 2.3%. Growth of 0.6% in the first three months of the year was not revised.<p>The …

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How to Partner With YouTube Influencers: 6 Tips for Success

Shares 7K<p>Is YouTube part of your marketing strategy?<p>Do you team up with influencers for video campaigns?<p>Potential customers turn to YouTube …

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Meet Denmark’s ‘Iron Lady’, who could cost Google $6.6 billion

She’s been called the “Goblin under Google’s bed”, and her actions could force big U.S. companies to pay billions of dollars in fines.<p>She’s Margrethe …

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BANK OF AMERICA: US interest rate jump in September is back on

The global economics team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch think they have the answer, and it's partly down to the timing of the Federal Reserve meeting in second half of September:<p>The Fed wants to make a slow, gentle exit and hence is unlikely to hike if the markets are fragile. If they met this …

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Opinion: Be happy stocks suffered a correction, but be worried if you overreacted

Rattled investors now know the inconvenient truth about stocks that Wall Street consistently avoids. But can you handle the truth?<p>The truth is that a …

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Income Inequality

There's a fake Goldman Sachs in China now

If China can fake anything, even a chain of Apple Stores, Goldman Sachs shouldn't be too surprised to find it isn't off-limits.<p>That's right — <i>the</i> …

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The Secret World of Financial Institutions: World Bank, International Monetary Fund (2002)