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Articles: California drought (8)

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Weather From Another Planet: Wildfires and Climate Change

TV news, as we pointed out recently in a FAIR study..., is intensely interested in extreme weather. But coverage that links weather events to climate is extremely rare.

California Drought: Is this the big one?  

Rainstorms finally arrived in California...but the big reservoirs are still pitifully low, and snow pack is less than a quarter of normal. Hundreds of thousands of acres will not be planted, and food bills will likely go up in North America, and possibly around the world.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Faces Protests Over Fracking as Epic Drought Looms

California Gov. Jerry Brown is having a hard time maintaining his green image.

Living with Climate Change: Joanne Poyourow in Los Angeles

No water. That pretty much sums up living with climate change around here, in Los Angeles.

Fantasizing About California, or Already Here: 5 Shocking Drought Facts to Make You Rethink the Golden State

There are likely a lot of East Coasters wishing they lived in sunny, dry (and comparatively warm) California right now. But Californians know their weather is anything but a blessing these days with a drought that’s being called “unprecedented.”

Drought forces tough decisions

Ranchers, who require green pasture to feed their livestock, have been among the hardest hit by the lack of rain this winter.

Andy Lipkis, the man taking on LA’s water system

The situation LA faces in relation to water is both stark and as clear an example of un-joined up thinking as you could hope to see.

Drought Emergency Declared in California as Residents Urge Halt to Fracking

In addition to concerns about having an adequate water supply for food production, Californians are worried about Gov. Brown’s plan to increase fracking as oil companies are gearing up to frack large reservoirs of unconventional shale oil in the Monterey Shale.

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