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Snowpack means hope for drought-ridden farms

Jan 4, 2017
California is the largest food producer in the U.S.

As fire season arrives, this could be hottest year ever

May 17, 2016
Fire seasons now are two months longer than they were 50 years ago.
The Rocky Fire burns near Clear Lake, California, in August of last year.
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Texas lake businesses booming again after long drought

May 12, 2016
Now that water levels are up, the businesses on Lake Travis are seeing better days.
From 2010 to 2015, Texas faced a severe drought. Lake Travis was down to one-third of its water levels. 
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The underground story of what happens to wastewater

Feb 1, 2016
Conserving water in drought areas actually makes treating wastewater more difficult.
 A wastewater treatment plant is inundated by the Yazoo River floodwaters near Yazoo City, Mississippi.
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On patrol with the drought police

Nov 26, 2015
Burbank is using new technology and recycling to cut water use.

Why a dry California will still grow a lot of food

Oct 20, 2015
Agriculture experts don't expect a big exodus of food production from the state.

Africa could face severe drought due to El Nino

Oct 7, 2015
The weather phenomenon could threaten Africa's food security.
Workers excavate earth at a residential area in southern Nairobi on Tuesday to create larger drainage channels. The United Nations warned that heavy floods and drought expected around East Africa could put thousands of lives at risk.
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El Niño: Be careful what you wish for

Jul 24, 2015
Even a strong rain storms won't end a deep drought, but they could cause havoc.

In drenched Texas, the drought may be over ... or not

Jun 3, 2015
Identifying the end of a dry period can be as hard as dating the beginning of one.

Startup tries to raise the dirt-cheap price of water

Jun 2, 2015
MeterHero wants to pay you to conserve.