Drought

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Homeowners Ditch Lawns To Conserve Water Amid State’s Mega-Drought

A local landscaping company is taking advantage of a government rebate and transforming people’s lawns to a water-efficient alternative.

02/26/2015

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America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

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Megadrought Possible In Parts Of U.S. If Climate Change Persists, Scientists Say

If climate change continues unabated, there is at least an 80 percent chance of a megadrought in the Southwest and the Great Plains, scientists said Thursday.

02/12/2015

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LA County Supes Propose Higher Fines For Water Wasters

Los Angeles County officials were set to vote Tuesday on whether to increase fines for wasting water.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/10/2015

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More Water Rationing? California Agency To Decide Next Move In Drought Fight

Persistent drought conditions could trigger mandatory water rationing measures throughout Southern California for the second time in six years, officials said Monday.

02/09/2015

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Federal Government Offers Up To $50M For Drought Relief

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters its fourth dry year, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday.

02/06/2015

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Californians Use 22 Percent Less Water In January

December’s rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a 20-percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions.

02/03/2015

In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in a long exposure a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory onboard launches from Space Launch Complex 2, January 31, 2015 in Vandenberg, California. SMAP is NASA's first Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. SMAP will provide high resolution global measurements of soil moisture from space. The data will be used to enhance scientists' understanding of the processes that link Earth's water, energy, and carbon cycles. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA’s SMAP Observatory To Improve Drought Prediction, Planning For Natural Disasters

Minutes before the sun dawned on the coast of central California on Saturday, NASA looked to the skies, and launched a critical part of its Earth Sciences mission into Low-Earth Orbit.

02/01/2015

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Winter Rains Not Enough To Boost Calif. Drought Outlook

Recent rainfall may not be enough to cut short the statewide drought, according to a new report.

01/16/2015

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Californians Improve Slightly On Water-Saving Efforts

New figures show Californians are doing slightly better on conserving water during the drought.

01/06/2015

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California Snow Pack Not Enough To Impact Drought

It’s been a wet December, but drought-stricken California needs more rainfall to build up the snow pack, according to state experts.

12/30/2014

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Drought, Plastic Bags Prompt New California Laws

California’s historic drought prompted the Legislature into action in 2014, leading lawmakers to regulate groundwater for the first time and override homeowners associations that fine members for replacing lawns with more drought-tolerant landscaping.

12/27/2014

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Recent Showers Provide Some Relief To Drought-Stricken California

The recent showers have provided some relief to drought-stricken California, a report released Thursday said.

12/18/2014

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Rain Rolls Into Thousand Oaks As LA-Area Braces For Another Storm

Southern California residents were bracing for another storm Monday night, with police warning drivers to be careful on the road.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/15/2014

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Experts: ‘We Need About 75 Inches Of Rain Before The End Of This Year’

Recent storms here in Southern California have provided much needed rain for the area, but it still may be a long way to go before drought conditions are lifted.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/12/2014

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