AFP (Feb. 5, 2014) California Governor Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency due to what could be the worst drought in a century. For ranchers, the drought means no grass for their cattle, forcing them to buy ... watch video
AP (Oct. 29, 2014) California's drought is taking a bite out of the state's $5 billion rice industry, which supplies premium grains to nearly all U.S sushi restaurants. The drought is also affecting migratory birds ... watch video
AP (Oct. 20, 2015) The struggling monarch butterfly is getting help from an unlikely source: the California drought. The female monarch butterfly will only lay her eggs on milkweed and a growing number of gardeners are ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Jan. 5, 2016) A series of El Nino-related storms is expected to dump heavy rain all week throughout drought-stricken California prompting residents to brace for possible flooding. Linda So reports.
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Reuters - US Online Video (Jan. 6, 2016) A storm brings widespread rain to the south of drought-stricken California, as vehicles try to maneuver across flooded roads. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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AP (Mar. 16, 2016) Four straight days of rain have helped replenish several key reservoirs in Northern California, delighting a state in its fifth year of drought and raising hopes that water-use restrictions might be ... watch video
AP (Mar. 30, 2016) California water officials say this winter was just average for snow and rain. Much better than the previous four years of dry weather, but not enough to end the state's historic drought. (March ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 29, 2014) In the midst of a historic drought, Los Angeles is increasing efforts to go after people who waste water. Five water conservation "cops" drive around the city every day educating homeowners about the ... watch video
July 25, 2016 Volcanic climate perturbations that delivered cold and stormy weather to much of the Northern Hemisphere generated a combination of conditions in the Sonoran Desert that were ... read more
July 25, 2016 Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with high ethnic diversity, scientists found. They used a novel statistical approach to analyze data ... read more
July 25, 2016 Researchers have shown a way to potentially halve the amount of fertilizer dairy farmers use while maintaining pasture yields, providing improved protection for the Great Barrier ... read more
Mar. 7, 2016 Research by environmental engineers indicates that it rains enough in Philadelphia, New York, Seattle and Chicago that if homeowners had a way to collect and store the rain falling on their roofs, ... read more
July 10, 2014 The anticipated record low wheat harvest in Kansas will affect food availability and the national economy, says a climatologist. That isn't just disappointing for Kansas farmers, but could ... read more