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Brown seeks to broaden California's clean-energy reach in the West

Published: 
Mon, 08/31/2015 (All day)

Gov. Jerry Brown is working on an ambitious plan for transmitting electricity across state lines and bolstering California's role in the region, according to energy officials.

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When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought

Published: 
Mon, 08/31/2015 (All day)

Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It’s his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.

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L.A. continues dramatic water savings; 21% in July

Published: 
Thu, 08/27/2015 (All day)

Los Angeles residents cut their water use by 21% in July, surpassing the mandatory conservation standard set by state regulators to combat the drought, Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

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Sea levels will rise, experts warn, and 'it's not going to stop'

Published: 
Thu, 08/27/2015 (All day)

Here's one trend California is behind on: rising sea levels.

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Scientists Are Trying to Save Salad From the Drought

Published: 
Wed, 08/26/2015 (All day)

For the last four years, California has been dreaming of water. Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a state of emergency in 2014, followed by a mandatory water reduction of 25 percent in urban areas. But the water saved by digging up lawns and installing new showerheads hasn’t helped farmers, who have let an estimated 540,000 acres of land go fallow, resulting in a total economic loss of $2.7 billion, according to a report by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.