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3 hrs ago | Centre Daily Times

Obama attributes wildfires to climate change

Obama, speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday, offered federal help to deal with Washington's wildfire, the largest in the state's history.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Weather, Natural Disasters

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Rice Harvest in Thailand Dropping on Drought, Subsidy Lapse

Rice production in Thailand will probably shrink to a five-year low as drought hurts yields and farmers curb planting after the end of a subsidy program, according to the Thai Rice Packers Association.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Meteorology, Science / Technology

11 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

Los Angeles County adopts water conservation regulations

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to limit outdoor watering and require water suppliers to closely monitor use.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

New law bans homeowners associations for fining residents with burnt lawns

Homeowners associations can no longer fine residents who fail to water their lawns during droughts under legislation sponsored by a San Jose lawmaker.

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Related Topix: San Lorenzo, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Brea, CA

Russia Taday

California curbs injection of toxic fracking waste into aquifers needed in severe drought

California is shutting down 11 oil and gas wastewater injection sites and reviewing over 100 others in the state's drought-ravaged Central Valley as officials fear companies have pumped toxic fracking fluids into needed drinking water aquifers.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, UC Davis, Davis, CA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Bangkok Post

Prayuth worried about drought

Military chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said he was worried about possible drought this year, but still had hope the monsoon season will replenish evaporating supplies of usable water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, World News, Thailand, Southeast Asia

Los Angeles Times

California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn

A couple strolls with their dog along a dusty shoreline that is usually under water at Huntington Lake on July 10. Water is at the lowest level that many in the tiny High Sierra community in Fresno County can remember.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Fresno County, CA, Marina, CA, Oroville, CA

Science Daily

Process to purify water using seed extracts now simplified

Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing levels of harmful bacteria by 90 percent to 99 percent.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Microbiology, Biology, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Law blocks some brown lawn fees during droughts

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2100 on Monday. The legislation enshrines into law the governor's order in April prohibiting homeowner associations from penalizing residents who conserve water in a declared drought.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, Weather, Natural Disasters

The Campbell Reporter

California drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out water waste

It's about to get more difficult to go unnoticed if your sprinklers are watering the street more than your lawn.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, California, Sacramento, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

NewsOn6 Tulsa

OSU Study: Red Cedars Not Just Fire Hazard - Also Drought Contributors

Researchers at Oklahoma State say the eastern red cedar is not just a fire hazard and an allergy problem, but it's also drinking up Oklahoma's water supply.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Reno Gazette-Journal

Tennant: 1920s-30s drought damages land, man and beast

Tennant: 1920s-30s drought damages land, man and beast Columnist: Dry conditions in 1920s and '30s dried up local lush qualities.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Dayton, NV, Fallon, NV, World Records, Lyon County, NV, Fernley, NV

Sunherald.com

Nebraska conference to show ways to handle animals

Curt Pate will demonstrate the low-stress techniques on Aug. 13 at the Buffalo County fairgrounds, on the second day of the two-day conference in Kearney.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, The Horse Whisperer, Buffalo County, NE, Weather, Natural Disasters

Asian Correspondent

Armed bandits demand water in drought-ridden northern India

Police say armed bandits are threatening villagers with death unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day in northern India.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

Sun Jul 20, 2014

CBS News

Despite drought, California couple in trouble for not watering lawn

"I lived here for almost 30 years and I've never seen it this bad and it's getting worse and worse and I think everyone should be doing something about it," said Michael Korte.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters

The Washington Post

Official says Jamaica's drought is intensifying

Jamaica's environment minister says a serious drought is intensifying on the Caribbean island with water supply systems already well below normal.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, World News

The Modesto Bee

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

For years, dams have been one of California's main sources of clean energy, generating power without spewing greenhouse gases into the air.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Wildfire, Fire

Santa Cruz Sentinel

California drought drying up small Central Valley farmers' future

This time of year, May Vu's farm in Sanger should be carpeted with blooming flowers and a bounty of vegetables.

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Related Topix: Weather, California, Natural Disasters, Sanger, CA, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

The Willits News

High-bidding farmers battle in water auctions

Rumors drifted across the parched Central Valley that a bidding war for water might push auction prices as high as $3,000 an acre-foot, up from $60 in a normal year.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Modesto, CA, Newman, CA, Sacramento, CA

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