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California's drought is Asia's nightmare

<b>(CNN) —</b> California's drought is big news in Asia. It's partly because, from Hollywood movies to Silicon Valley high-tech, Asians are interested in all things Californian. And their diets include grocery bags full of California products, from walnuts to wine to cheese and cashew nuts.<p>Just as well, …

California rainstorm too little, too late

<i>Every drop counts</i><i>.</i><p>So the mantra goes in drought-weary California, where long dry spells are interrupted by mostly minor rainstorms like the one we just experienced.<p>But do these light storms really make a difference?<p>The rain and snow that falls in Southern California does help recharge our local …

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How California golf courses are surviving the drought

California's drought is changing the way the state's 914 golf courses do business.<p>The green-as-far-as-the-eye-can-see courses just won't be possible to sustain anymore. Trees are being replaced with cactuses and other drought-resistant plants. Some courses are getting rid of grass …

Here’s what celebrities’ lawns look like during California’s drought

“Let them drink dust!”<p>As these aerial photos from The Post prove, Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Lopez …

The Problem in California is a Shortage of Economic Understanding, Not Water

By Walter E. Williams<p>Californians are experiencing their third year of drought. Headlines read: "Current California Drought Is Driest In State's …

Drought: Rich SoCal cities use more water than poorer neighbors

Residents of higher-income cities in Southern California use more water than their lower income neighbors — sometimes a lot more — an analysis of …

Gay Marriage to Blame for California's Epic Drought, Bill Koenig Claims

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Obergefell vs. Hodges. The decision in that case, expected in June, could legalize …

How the California Drought Is Increasing the Potential for Devastating Wildfires

California’s four-year drought has already cost the state billions of dollars and placed thousands of jobs at risk. Now scientists say it has the …

At Least 12 Million Trees Are Dead Because Of California’s Drought

As California’s historic drought continues into its fourth year, the state’s forests are being hit hard by years of below-average precipitation. …

California drought: Water officials look to rules of '70s

Look for water officials to revive rules of the '70s<p>The American River looks to Jonas Minton very much like it did nearly four decades ago when he took a kayak out into what was then a trickling stream and scraped across the rocks on the bottom.<p>That year, 1977, was one of the driest in California …

Americans increasingly see opposing party as 'threat' to nation

More than one-third of Republicans and just over a quarter of Democrats see the other party as a "threat to the nation's well-being," reflecting a widening partisan division in the country that has congealed into animosity and distrust.<p>Through two decades of political battling across the …

New Year’s resolutions for the left: What liberals can win in 2014

<b>(AP/Ted S. Warren)</b><p>From legalizing pot to stopping the Keystone Pipeline, progressive groups pledge what they’ll win next year<p>Josh Eidelson<p>January 1, 2014 3:00pm (UTC)<p>In 2013, abortion restrictions advanced, fast food workers struck and gun control stalled; the filibuster was curbed, stop-and-frisk …

U.S. justice grants exemption in contraception mandate challenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Roman Catholic Church-affiliated organizations on Tuesday obtained last-minute court injunctions that give them temporary exemptions from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contraception.<p>A man looks over the …

Why is the yuan so strong?

EARLIER this month eight American senators proposed a law to punish China and other countries for keeping their currencies artificially cheap. Two of …

America Just Loves Firing Government Workers

Before it was state and local governments. Now it's Washington we have to worry about.<p>Today, the Labor Department announced that the U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged in May at 7.6 percent. After the news, I caught the following exchange on Twitter between the <i>Wall Street Journal's</i> Justin …

Why Is the Recovery the Same as Always?

What sequester? Job growth is the same as ever.<p>Welcome to the same recovery in 2013 that we had in 2012 and 2011.<p>The particulars of the May jobs report weren't all that interesting: the economy added 175,000 jobs, but unemployment ticked up to 7.6 percent because more people were looking for work. …

IMF admits mistakes made in Greece bailout

The International Monetary Fund has said that it lowered its normal standards for debt sustainability to bail out Greece and its projections for the Greek economy may have been overly optimistic.<p>The IMF was one of a trio of international lenders that in 2010 stepped in to keep the euro zone country …