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17 min ago | News10.net

Geese fight for survival as drought dries up their homeGeese fight...

Geese fight for survival as drought dries up their home Stranded geese face almost certain death without water and a new home.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Woodland, CA, Zamora, CA

4 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

Drought Spreads in Parched Calif.

Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California, marking a significant increase over just one week for a state in the middle of a third-consecutive dry year.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, California Government

Thu Jul 31, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Most Of California Reported To Be In 'Extreme Drought'

The latest Drought Monitor report from U.S. agriculture and weather experts finds 58 percent of California in the worst of its four drought levels, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

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San Gabriel Valley Tribune

a Lawn Dudea brings drought tips to digital billboards in Southern California

Southern California Water Committee and Clear Channel Outdoor have partnered to bring Southern California Twenty-five electronic billboards that will highlight water-saving tips.

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Related Topix: California, Clear, Clear Channel Outdoor, Advertising, Weather, Natural Disasters

KRNV-TV Reno

$500K donation to assure water for center

A home for developmentally disabled adults hit hard by California's drought will remain open thanks to a $500,000 donation designed to keep its water flowing.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

The Fresno Bee

Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Studio City (Los Angeles, CA)

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Drought leads to high prices, low lakes

"It's just going crazy; people are starting to panic," said Arthur, the owner of Arthur & Orum Well Drilling Inc. "You go to the city, and some people don't know there's a drought," he told CNN.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Life, Vegetables, Lake Nacimiento, CA

WATE-TV Knoxville

Tunisia army chief resigns after soldier deaths

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Tunisia, Weather, Natural Disasters, Associated Press, Drugs

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Landslide buries Indian village; at least 24 dead

A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Landslide, Air Accidents, Weather, Natural Disasters

KGW-TV Portland

Salmon to only get more water if fish start dying

A federal agency said Wednesday it will release extra water into Northern California's Klamath and Trinity rivers once salmon start dying from drought-related disease, but not before.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sacramento, CA

News Observer

Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage

A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin.

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KTEN-TV Denison

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov... Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Weather, Natural Disasters, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, North Korea, Asia

Daily Kos

Megadrought: Huge Surge of Pacific Heat Fails to Start El Nino, Heats Planet to 3 Warmest Months

Chances of a western north America megadrought of an intensity not seen since before the arrival of European explorers just went up.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, US News, Liberal Political News

Science Daily

Famine in the Horn of Africa (1984) was caused by El Nino and currents in the Indian Ocean

Oceanic patterns are important drivers of climatic variability. There is a clear link between periods of drought in the North Ethiopian Highlands and oceanic phases of El Nino, the Indian Ocean Dipole and the Southwestern Monsoons.

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Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, Weather

Cybercast News Service

UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Summer rains move the drought needle

Including the roughly half an inch that fell Tuesday morning, Lubbock has received 11.34 inches of rainfall to date.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Weather, Natural Disasters

Fire Dog Lake

Tomgram: Chip Ward: Leave It to Beaver

If you want to be unnerved, just pay a visit to the U.S. Drought Monitor and check out its map of the American West with almost all of California stained the deep, distressing shades of red that indicate either "extreme" or "exceptional" drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Sundance Film Festival

Illawarra Mercury

Bede Murray has triple shot at breaking city drought

Kembla trainer Bede Murray will look to end a near four-month drought in town on Wednesday when he saddles up a trio of runners at Warwick Farm.

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Business Journal

Drought conditions down sharply from last year

Drought condtions across Texas are continuing to improve with recent rains, according to the Texas Water Development Board.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

So General Mills has unveiled a corporate policy that includes insisting that its suppliers take steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions as well as water usage.

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