Drought

Sprinklers water the lawns of a new housing development July 28, 2005 in Hesperia, California. California's demand for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years according to a study released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California. Half of all the water used by inland homeowners, where growth is booming, goes to irrigating yards, compared to one third or less in the cooler coastal regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State Water Board Report Show Cities’ Water-Saving Efforts Vary Widely Amid Drought

While all Bay Area residents are being used to conserve water during the drought, a new report shows some cities in the Bay Area are using three times as much water as others.

11/05/2014

A man spray-paints a lawn in Southern California during a severe drought. (CBS)

Report Says Bay Area Uses The Least Amount Of Water Compared To Rest Of State

The state of California has released figures that say Bay Area residents are conserving the most water during this drought tan any other part of the state. People also happen to be getting rid of the turf on their lawns.

11/04/2014

(Photo by Max Whittaker/Prime for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Drought Sucking California’s $5 Billion Rice Harvest Dry

California’s deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that’s bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.

10/29/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Would Raising Water Rates Make People Use Less In A Drought?

A group of researchers, that include some Stanford professors, have a theory that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to making people use less water: increase the price.

10/24/2014

Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River. (CBS)

Hydroelectric Power Cut In Half During California’s Drought, State Using More Natural Gas

For decades now, California has been trying to draw more of its energy from renewable resources. But this year, that green ambition is taking a hit and the drought is to blame.

10/15/2014

(Ryan Takeo/CBS SF)

Napa Man’s 2,058 Pound Pumpkin Shatters North American Record During Half Moon Bay Weigh-Off

A Napa man breaks the North American record for heaviest pumpkin with his prize-winning gourd coming in at 2,058 pounds Monday morning during Half Moon Bay’s annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

10/13/2014

Farmer Mike At The Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival (Photo credit by Miramar Events)

Giant Pumpkins Arriving In Half Moon Bay Hoping To Take Title Of ‘World’s Heaviest’

Giant pumpkins are arriving in Half Moon Bay hoping to crush the competition and take the title of world’s heaviest pumpkin in Monday’s weigh-off.

10/12/2014

Coho Salmon

‘Ebola’ Level Threat To Northern California Salmon Forces Release Of More Water

Federal officials have released water reserves to combat the growing threat from a drought-fed parasite that a fisheries spokesman called the “Ebola” of salmon and which could result in a “die-off” to the state’s fragile salmon population.

10/06/2014

There will be fewer big pumpkins like the one on the left this year, and more like the little ones to the right

Drought: Water Shortages Mean Smaller Pumpkins This Halloween

The drought in California is even impacting Halloween. Local pumpkin patches are going dry, and that means the Great Pumpkin may not be so great this year.

10/02/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Campaign 2014 Special: Is Proposition 1 The Answer To California’s Water Crisis?

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Surveys show California voters are strongly in favor of Proposition 1, the state water bond on next month’s ballot, and Gov. Jerry Brown is making Prop 1 the centerpiece of his […]

10/02/2014

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