California drought

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The Poisoning of California’s Drinking Water

Published: 
Wed, 09/14/2016 (All day)

As the Western United States struggles with chronic water shortages and a changing climate, scientists are warning that if vast underground stores of fresh water that California and other states rely on are not carefully conserved, they too may soon run dry.

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Water relief is on the way – if Congress works together

Published: 
Mon, 09/12/2016 (All day)

A recent study by UC Davis confirmed that the Central Valley continues to suffer the brunt of the drought, to the tune of $630 million this year and $5.5 billion over the past three years. Farmers have fallowed more than 1 million acres of land, and 42,000 people have lost their jobs.

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Los Angeles Looks for Extra Water Down Its Alleys

Published: 
Mon, 07/18/2016 (All day)

Of the roughly 300,000 acres in the city of Los Angeles, more than 2,000 are alleyways that cut through city blocks. And because they’re mostly paved, they do little to capture one of the city’s most prized resources: water.

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Downtown L.A.'s five-year rain total is lowest ever recorded

Published: 
Fri, 07/15/2016 (All day)

Los Angeles has chalked up yet another dreary milestone in its growing almanac of drought.

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It will take years of wet weather before California recovers from drought, study finds

Published: 
Thu, 06/23/2016 (All day)

When forecasters last year warned of a massive El Niño, some Californians held out hope that a single extremely wet year could bust the state’s severe drought.