Drought

Milpitas keeps water restrictions, though drought ‘myth’ alleged by councilman

The Milpitas City Council has delayed lifting its last restrictions on water use since California declared a state of emergency because of drought …

Water

De Lille left high and dry by city council drought vote

Patricia de Lille

Cape Town faces day of reckoning on drought and corruption

The City of Cape Town council is expected to make crucial decisions on Friday about the drought and the future of a top official implicated in …

South Africa

People power beat Auntie Pat: How CT forced De Lille drought backtrack

Capetonians unleashed their wrath on city council in unprecedented numbers, batting away a controversial December proposal to introduce a drought …

No drought levy for Cape Town

File: The City of Cape Town has voted against the controversial drought levy. The Western Cape is experiencing its worst drought in a hundred years. …

News (South Africa)

Record fires and deadly mudslides in California could become ‘very regular,’ Jerry Brown says

The horrific wildfires across California that killed 46 people last year, followed by the deadly mudslides from burned hillsides that killed 20 more …

Climate

Dry, dry again: After several wet years, the big drought is back again in Israel

“Now we are at the Western Wall. There are thousands of Israelis here. On this issue, there is unity: everybody wants rain, everybody wants lots of …

Viral

City of Cape Town withdraws drought levy proposal

Paul Herman<p>Councillors in the City of Cape Town. (Paul Herman, News24)<p>Video<p>During an update on the ongoing water crisis in the Western Cape, Mayco …

South African Politics

The issues Gov. Jerry Brown shouldn’t gloss over

If brevity is the soul of wit, then the Jerry Brown who’s about to deliver his final State of the State address as California’s governor is …

Santa Barbara County

County Planning Commission Votes to Recommend Supes Approve Revised Climate Action Plan

Share This Article:<p>The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 Thursday to recommend that the county’s Board of Supervisors approve a revised …

San Diego

Plans to build new huge dams and reservoirs in California hit hurdle

Three years ago, during the depths of California’s historic drought, state voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion bond measure …

Water

Can New California really become a state? Here's what would need to happen.

On January 15th, a movement to create the state of New California took off. Parts of California have tried to create their own states before, but all …

West Virginia

Come out and count bald eagles in Southern California, no experience required

Wanted: Volunteers, a.k.a. citizen scientists, to help count the number of bald eagles wintering over in Southern California — no experience necessary. It’s the 39th year that the U.S. Forest Service and California State Parks have organized the seasonal count to monitor how many eagles come to …

California

Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town announced new water restrictions Thursday to combat drought, saying it was looking more likely that it will have to turn off most taps on "Day Zero," or April 21.<p>Mayor Patricia de Lille said 60 percent of residents are "callously" using more …

News

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 file photo, a man walks his dog across the snow-covered beach while a cargo ship sits in the steaming fog of …

Ohio

Cape Town drought charge as early as February - Cape Business News

The window for comment on the drought charge closed yesterday with the City recording 60 000 public comments.<p>According to Mayoral Committee Member …

Business (South Africa)

Big storm expected to dump heavy snow in Sierra Nevada

A winter storm system is heading to California, and is expected to bring the first significant snow to the northern Sierra Nevada since November, but spare Southern California the threat of mudslides.<p>On Thursday, rain is forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area, while the Sierra is expected to see …

Weather

Environmental Review Of San Anselmo Project Almost Ready

The project is a component of the Ross Valley Watershed Flood Risk Reduction Program.<p><b>From Marin County:</b> Residents and businesses near Corte Madera …

California

6 things that could happen if New California becomes the 51st state

California is known for its beaches and beautiful weather. But not everyone loves the Golden State. On January 15th, a campaign began to create a …

Santa Clara

ICE Reportedly Planning Massive Raid In Northern California

A new report from the San Francisco Chronicle says that U.S. immigration officials are planning to conduct massive raids in Northern California in …

Immigration

Mayor Says Imperial Beach Sewage Spill After Storms Is ‘Outrageous’

Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina plans to sue the federal government for sewage, toxic waste and plastic pollution that has been pouring into the …

California

Oroville to file suit against state for dam failure

The city of Oroville announced plans Tuesday to sue the state’s Department of Water Resources, alleging decades of mismanagement were to blame for the Oroville Dam’s failure in February 2017 and the emergency evacuation of 188,000 people.<p>The suit, which city officials intend to file in Butte County …

Oroville Dam

New California? Five times Californians failed to split the Golden State

Monday's declaration of "the State of New California" marked the latest in more than 200 long-shot efforts to split the Golden State.<p>All so far have failed. And many, like this week's, aim to pit the state's largely rural areas against its denser urban coast. But breaking up California remains no …

California

The Best Water Stocks of 2017 -- How the 10 Largest Water Utilities Stacked Up

Water stocks had a good 2017, with the larger water utility stocks, including American Water Works and Aqua America, easily beating the broader …

Stocks

The Latest: California says no decision on trimming tunnels

The Latest on the state proposing cutting its giant water project from two tunnels to one (all times local):<p>2 p.m.<p>California water officials say the …

Business

South L.A. commission backs stiff new rules for oil site near USC

A South Los Angeles commission upheld city demands Tuesday night to stiffen rules for an oil production site that sits next to homes, overriding objections from the company that runs the Jefferson Boulevard facility.<p>“We all can appreciate the importance of oil and gas … but I don’t think it should …

California

A Look At The Incredible Shrinking Salton Sea

California’s largest lake, the Imperial Valley’s Salton Sea, is poised to begin shrinking at unprecedented speed this year. Look at these photos that …

Water

Tony Leon firm to net R650k for Cape Town drought communication

Ski Resorts in California & Nevada

The Sierra Nevada Mountain range is well known as a premier destination for skiers around the world. Between California and Nevada there are more than 35 ski resorts with many areas receiving more than 33 feet of snow annually. The resorts are more than just about skiing, they are also known as …

Lake Tahoe

Latest North Dakota crop report shows impact of drought

Drought in 2017 impacted the production of most crops in North Dakota.<p>The latest report from the Agriculture Department shows soybean production in …

Business