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The Price of Climate Change: Wildfires Are Burning Through the National Forest Budget

Published: 
Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Climate change is here. “We can see it, and we can feel it,” as President Obama said recently.

The U.S. Forest Service is feeling it especially lately. For the first time in its 110-year history, the agency is spending more of its budget on fighting wildfires than on all its other services combined.

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To save water, new California homes will have less lawn

Published: 
Wed, 07/15/2015 (All day)

The days of expansive lawns carpeting the space around new homes are numbered in California.

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Picturing the Drought

Published: 
Mon, 07/13/2015 (All day)

Documenting the water crisis in the West, a photographer confronts distress, beauty and man’s complicity.

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L.A. County's plan to capture stormwater could be state model

Published: 
Thu, 06/25/2015 (All day)

Amid a worsening drought, California water officials adopted new rules Tuesday aimed at capturing and reusing huge amounts of stormwater that have until now flowed down sewers and concrete rivers into the sea.

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California moves to restrict water pumping by pre-1914 rights holders

Published: 
Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

For the first time in nearly 40 years, state regulators are telling more than 100 growers and irrigation districts with some of the oldest water rights in California that they have to stop drawing supplies from drought-starved rivers and streams in the Central Valley.