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Horrible California Drought Is Now Even More Horrible


California’s epic drought is about to set another seemingly unbreakable record.

With just two days remaining in the month, no rain in the forecast, and a monster ridge of high pressure camped out overhead, San Francisco is now all but assured of its driest January in city history—exactly zero (that’s right, 0.00) inches have fallen so […]

2014 Was California’s Hottest Year On Record — By Far


2014 was California’s hottest year ever recorded. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it was the warmest year on record for California by a wide margin.

NOAA said the annual average temperature in California — which has been suffering through a drought said to be worst that the state has seen in […]

A modern-day Dust Bowl


As a drought unfolds slowly and devastatingly, California farmers feel desperate and abandoned

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bob Taylor was barely 2 years old when his parents packed as many belongings as they could into their rickety old car and headed west from New Mexico toward California.

It was 1936, the height of the Dust Bowl, when the […]

California Is Nowhere Near Meeting Its Water Conservation Goals


One year after Gov. Jerry Brown asked Californians to cut water use by 20 percent in light of the historic drought plaguing the state, new data shows that residents didn’t come close to achieving that goal during the last half of 2014.

According to data released Tuesday by the state’s Water Resources Control Board, statewide residential […]

Council Wary of Selling Water for Southland


The City Council advised caution over a plan to sell Mad River water to a company that wants to haul it south in huge plastic bags.

Aqueous Corp. has presented a plan to buy the water from the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District and sell it in Southern California.

The district serves about 80,000 people. It has […]