California Drought

A home with a dead lawn stands in front of hills that are browned with dried grass on July 18, 2014 in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Amid Drought, Gov. Brown Bars HOAs From Requiring Luscious Landscaping

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water.

09/18/2014

A water well being drilled in the Central Valley. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Establishing Rules On Groundwater Amid Drought

California will no longer be the only western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.

09/16/2014

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

Los Gatos Nudist Resort Accused Of Stealing Water From Open Space District

Residents at a Los Gatos nudist resort facing difficulties during California’s drought were accused of stealing water from a nearby open district.

09/15/2014

A man shows a type of marijuana at a farm near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on October 3 , 2012. A bicycle ride against drug trafficking and in favour of the legalization of self-cultivation of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes took place in Medellin on October 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Medical Marijuana Grower To Showcase ‘Wicked Wicking System’ For Growing Plants, Produce Amid Calfornia Drought

A medical marijuana entrepreneur is promoting his method of developing thriving cannabis gardens amid California’s drought as a way to radically cut water waste.

09/15/2014

Birds Fly Over Central Valley Rice Field

Conservationists Rent California Rice Fields As Habitat For Drought-Threatened Migrating Birds

With severe drought covering 95 percent of California, ‘pop-up wetlands’ are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.

09/13/2014

Echevaria elegans (Kurt Stüber/Wikimedia Commons)

New Side Effect Of California Drought: More Cases Of Thieves Stealing Succulents

Drought-tolerant cacti and succulents are becoming a favorite for homeowners looking to keeping their front yards green – and now are also becoming an easy target for thieves.

09/10/2014

Desalination Plant

Amid Record Drought, Massive Southern California Desalination Plant Nears Completion

When completed next year, the Carlsbad desalination plant will supply San Diego County with 50 million gallons of drinking water.

09/05/2014

An East Porterville resident takes water from a tank. Tulare County has resorted to delivering water to town residents after wells have run dry during the drought. (CBS)

Residents Of Central Valley Town Out Of Running Water Due To Drought Speak Out

In the Bay Area, our drought has prompted many people to use less water. But in the town of East Porterville, about 75 miles southeast of Fresno, there is no water. For the people living there, day-to-day life has become a struggle.

09/02/2014

Ants (photo credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Ants Invade Bay Area Homes; A Side-Effect Of California’s Drought

If you think you’ve seen more ants in your kitchen than usual this summer, you may not be imagining things.

08/29/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Menlo Park Adopts Strict Water Conservation Rules For 16,000 District Customers

The Menlo Park City Council approved an urgency ordinance Tuesday night will implement water conservation measures that are stricter than the state requirement affecting nearly 16,000 customers.

08/28/2014

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