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Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

Published: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:02pm
Category: 
Water

The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops. 

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California Seeing Brown Where Green Used to Be

Published: 
Sat, 02/15/2014 - 6:52pm
Category: 
Water

Fields that in any other year would be filled with broccoli, melons and onions are instead dusty patches of dirt. Farmers are calculating losses that add up with each arid day.

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The Dust Bowl Returns

Published: 
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:42am
Category: 
Water

Every Saturday in late December and January, as reports of brutal temperatures and historic snowfalls streamed in from family in Vermont, New York and even southern Louisiana, we made weekly pilgrimages to our local beer garden to enjoy craft brews and unseasonably warm afternoons.

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Drought leaves dark cloud over California ranchers, growers

Published: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:30pm
Category: 
Water

Beneath unyielding blue skies on a recent afternoon, Ryan Indart knelt down to examine what was left of one of his sheep pastures.

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Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies

Published: 
Sun, 11/03/2013 - 12:46pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found.