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25

Aug

How extensive is California’s drought? Compare the photos

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20

Aug

Drought forces California cemeteries to think outside the (pine) boxAlong with the rest of the state, lushly landscaped boneyards are confronting seemingly eternal bone-dry conditions.

Drought forces California cemeteries to think outside the (pine) box
Along with the rest of the state, lushly landscaped boneyards are confronting seemingly eternal bone-dry conditions.

16

Jul

Wasting water now comes with hefty fine in drought-ravaged CaliforniaIn California, overwatering your lawn isn’t just an objectionable act … it’s a criminal one.

Wasting water now comes with hefty fine in drought-ravaged California
In California, overwatering your lawn isn’t just an objectionable act … it’s a criminal one.

17

Jun

California drought is bad news for honey loversIn addition to the more obvious consequences, a severe lack of water means fewer flowers for the honeybees and less honey for the world.

California drought is bad news for honey lovers
In addition to the more obvious consequences, a severe lack of water means fewer flowers for the honeybees and less honey for the world.

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.