California Drought

A bud is seen on a mature marijuana plant that is displayed at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Climate Change, Drought Likely Means Marijuana Grown In California Will Be More Potent

Researchers are also concerned about how the increasing number of people growing marijuana on public lands will affect the ecosystem.

05/13/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

San Jose Bans Filling Hot Tubs, Pools Amid California’s Historic Drought

San Jose is the latest big city in the state to ban filling outdoor swimming pools, and business at hot tub stores in the city has gone cold.

05/11/2015

The Eco Green Auto Clean Car Wash in Redwood City. (CBS)

Redwood City Car Wash Does The Job With Just 1 Cup Of Water During California Drought

A Redwood City car wash is taking water conservation during California’s drought, cleaning cars with just one cup of water.

05/11/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Californians Getting Mixed Messages During Drought

California is adopting unprecedented restrictions on water use, but residents are getting mixed messages from state and local officials.

05/10/2015

Starbucks. (CBS)

Starbucks Announces It Will Stop Bottling California Spring Water For Sale Out-Of-State

Starbucks announced Friday it will no longer use California spring water in its “Ethos” bottles sold out of state.

05/08/2015

A golf course in Palm Springs. (CBS)

Amid Epic Drought, Palm Springs Residents Guzzle 4 Times More Water Than San Francisco’s

With 300 days of sunshine a year and miles of bright green lawns, this is Palm Springs, smack in the heart of the Sonoran desert.

05/07/2015

The Delta. (CBS)

$12 Million Emergency Delta Dam Project To Protect Pumps From Salt Water During Drought

An emergency dam is being built in the Delta due to California’s drought.

05/06/2015

Atmospheric water generator made by Ecoloblue of Pacheco. (Ecoloblue)

East Bay Company’s Devices Capture Water Out Of Thin Air

It sounds like something right out of a science fiction movie. A Bay Area company makes machines that capture water from the air, technology that could help during our record drought.

05/06/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Citrus Growers Trimming, Painting Trees To Deal With Drought

Growers in Fresno have sawed off large portions of their trees because there’s not enough water to keep the dense canopies alive, and spray painting them with a diluted latex paint that acts as a sunblock.

05/05/2015

A bark beetle (National Park Service)

California Drought Causes Bark Beetle Infestation; 800,000 Acres Of Trees Destroyed In 2014

Californias historic drought is causing an infestation of bark beetles that’s destroying trees in the states forest lands.

05/05/2015

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