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07

Apr

Another cause of California’s drought: Pot farmsA single marijuana plant requires 6 gallons of water every day.

Another cause of California’s drought: Pot farms
A single marijuana plant requires 6 gallons of water every day.

13

Mar

How dry will the world be by 2100?While some regions will see more dry or wet days during the year, the variability of when those wet and dry conditions occur will be the real challenge.

How dry will the world be by 2100?
While some regions will see more dry or wet days during the year, the variability of when those wet and dry conditions occur will be the real challenge.

26

Feb

California’s springtime wonders struck by droughtFrom wimpy waterfalls to puny poppies, the severe lack of precipitation has left California with only a fraction of its seasonal beauty.

California’s springtime wonders struck by drought
From wimpy waterfalls to puny poppies, the severe lack of precipitation has left California with only a fraction of its seasonal beauty.

24

Jan

How bad is California’s drought? Look at Mount ShastaSparse snow cover on the volcanic peak has left skiers disappointed and officials concerned.

How bad is California’s drought? Look at Mount Shasta
Sparse snow cover on the volcanic peak has left skiers disappointed and officials concerned.

14

Nov

Tough (and tougher) times on the ranchCow whisperers and the old-guard wrestle with lingering impacts to farms and ranches from this year’s drought and brace for an uncertain future.

Tough (and tougher) times on the ranch
Cow whisperers and the old-guard wrestle with lingering impacts to farms and ranches from this year’s drought and brace for an uncertain future.

09

Nov

Comeback of Mayan civilization thwarted by killer droughtBy analyzing the stalagmite, researchers were able to pin down rainfall levels in Mayan civilization twice a year for 2,000 years.

Comeback of Mayan civilization thwarted by killer drought
By analyzing the stalagmite, researchers were able to pin down rainfall levels in Mayan civilization twice a year for 2,000 years.

08

Oct

New Mexico and other states face a new crime trend: Grass theftsSome cattle ranchers in drought-stricken states are stealing grass and hay from their neighbors to feed their hungry herds.

New Mexico and other states face a new crime trend: Grass thefts
Some cattle ranchers in drought-stricken states are stealing grass and hay from their neighbors to feed their hungry herds.

13

Sep

Drought-ridden soils may spur on rainResearchers discovered that heat from the land would build up in the atmosphere, and when coupled with moisture, could bring more rain.

Drought-ridden soils may spur on rain
Researchers discovered that heat from the land would build up in the atmosphere, and when coupled with moisture, could bring more rain.

06

Sep

Champagne drought threatens bubblyAfter one of the worst spring growing seasons, producers of the world’s most celebrated bubbly are bracing for one of the smallest harvests in 20 years.

Champagne drought threatens bubbly
After one of the worst spring growing seasons, producers of the world’s most celebrated bubbly are bracing for one of the smallest harvests in 20 years.

23

Aug

Cows fed candy instead of cornReacting to exorbitant corn prices, farmer feeds his cattle defective candy instead — and claims it’s just as healthy.

Cows fed candy instead of corn
Reacting to exorbitant corn prices, farmer feeds his cattle defective candy instead — and claims it’s just as healthy.