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Gov. Brown Signs $1B Water Plan Amid Drought

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation, although much of the plan was drawn with future dry years in mind.

03/27/2015

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Calif. Senate Moves $1B Water Plan Amid Drought

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.

03/26/2015

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California First To Feel Hydro-Power Crunch Of Drought

Spring is arriving with the Pacific Northwest measuring near record-low-snowfall, and much of the rest of the West below average.

03/21/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes New $1 Billion Emergency Drought Relief Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday will announce new emergency relief legislation as California heads into a fourth drought year.

03/19/2015

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Officials OK New Water Conservation Measures

State water officials Tuesday voted in favor of new changes for water usage as California heads into a fourth drought year.

03/17/2015

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Southern California Water Agencies Look North For Water Sale

The drought has water agencies in Southern California offering big bucks for water belonging to Northern California rice farmers.

03/14/2015

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Scientists Say Weak El Niño Arrived, Not Expected To End Drought

No one noticed, but forecasters say El Niño has arrived.

03/05/2015

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Six Food Favorites Affected By Climate Change

The effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.

03/05/2015

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Californians Cut Water Use By Only 9 Percent In January

California water conservation slipped during an unusually dry January just a month after residents first met Gov. Jerry Brown’s call to slash water use by 20 percent, a state agency reported Tuesday.

03/03/2015

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State Water Project To Increase Deliveries 5 Percent

With all the storm activity in Southern California over the past few months, the State Water Project announced Monday it would increase water deliveries to agencies throughout the state.

03/02/2015

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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.

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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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