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California water conservation dips as relaxed drought rules take effect

Published: 
Mon, 08/08/2016 (All day)

Water conservation in California dipped slightly during the first month that the state’s mandatory water-savings rules were significantly relaxed, regulators said Tuesday.

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Was March the Rainfall Miracle We’d Hoped For?

Published: 
Thu, 03/31/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Water

Yes, the Bay Area got a lot of rain this winter. But was it enough to end the drought?

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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.