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California Suburb Only Has a Few Days of Water Left

By Joshua Krause<p>For the most part, California’s record<i>–</i>breaking drought has had the most effect on poor communities in the Central Valley, where …

California farmers wasting water or providing benefits?

California’s historic drought has taught us a lot about how water is used and who uses it the most.<p>Well-publicized reports and studies have broken …

A Better Way for California to Water Its Farms

California's Central Valley farmers have a problem. Agriculture accounts for about 80 percent of the state's water consumption, and in the midst of a …

Drought turns Californians against water bottling companies

In response to the state's severe drought, Caltrans is launching a statewide educational campaign on the state's highways, urging all Californians to …

Group says California immigration policies contributed to drought

In a television commercial that has aired across the state, a young boy asks: "If Californians are having fewer children, why isn't there enough water?"<p>The ad is part of a wider media campaign blaming California's historic drought on the state's large number of immigrants. The group that paid for …

Immigration

Drought-stricken California loses 50m gallons of water as vandals target dam

California accepts historic offer by farmers to cut water usage by 25%<p>Read more<p>An inflatable dam in drought-stricken California was damaged on Thursday, causing the loss of nearly 50,000,000 gallons (190m litres) of water.<p>Police said vandals caused “irreversible damage” to the inflatable dam in …

Water

California regulators approve farmers' plan to reduce water usage by 25 percent

The state hasn't restricted water for delta farmers since the 1970s<p>Water regulators in California this week approved a deal set forth by farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who voluntarily agreed to cut their water usage this upcoming season. The deal only applies to delta farmers who …

Californian drought: Challenges for farmers and city dwellers

<b>California is now well into a fourth year of severe drought.</b><p>This year's record low mountain snowpack, which the state relies on to get through its dry summers, means that already reduced reservoir levels will not see many gains from the melting of late spring and early summer.<p>The state is in a …

Water

California Gets Past the Yuck Factor With "Toilet To Tap" Water Recycling

<i>From a marketing point of view, using treated sewage to create drinking water is a proposition that has proved difficult to sell to customers. Now</i> …

What California could learn from Australia about how to deal with drought

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently announced the state's first mandatory water restrictions, requiring individuals and businesses to slightly scale back usage.<p>But the small measures will likely not be enough to quench the state's thirst. California uses about 38 billion gallons of water per day, …

Sages, Salvias, photos, videos and descriptions of the plants native to California

California native sages<p>Sages, <i>Salvias</i>, truly drought tolerant California Native plants.<p>Depending on the flora there are 17 or 18 sages native to …

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 …

Your winter vegetables: brought to you by California's very last drops of water

California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses …

Water

California's millennium drought turns attention to South Australia for expertise and experience

As the giant US state of California suffers what could be its worst drought in 1,200 years, eyes are turning to South Australia and its experience …

This California Restaurant Is Washing Their Dishes with Air

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>California residents, including chefs, have to get creative with their water conservation efforts. While most restaurants …

California

California's Fire Season Is Shaping Up to Be a 'Disaster'

It's already looking bad, and it's going to get worse.<p><i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>On Monday, 200 firefighters evacuated an upscale residential neighborhood in Los Angeles as they responded to a wildfire that …

Forests

How rice farmers in Africa can point us out of California's water crisis

We can make agriculture more productive and reduce water use at the same time. California, a global symbol of innovation, is the perfect place to …

California's Drought May Be Ruining Air Quality

California's drought has parched farmland, left some rural residents reliant on bottled water and demanded households reduce water use by 25 percent. And now, a new report says the drought may be worsening air quality.<p>The American Lung Association's annual State of the Air study, evaluating ozone …

California's Water Problem

Californians are experiencing their third year of drought. Headlines read: "Current California Drought Is Driest In State's History; Scientists...

Drought