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California Red Hills Roach (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

California Drought Could Mean Extinction For Tiny Fish Species As Habitat Dries Up

California’s drought may lead to the extinction of a tiny fish holding onto dwindling habitat in Tuolumne County.

08/19/2014

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Stinson Beach Residents Face Mandatory Water Rationing Restrictions

Residents of Stinson Beach in Marin County could soon face hefty mandatory water rationing unless water flows increase at nearby creeks and streams.

08/19/2014

A housewife puts an ice cube tray into the freezer section of her refrigerator, United States circa 1945. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

Animal Update: The Truth About Ice And Your Dog

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA dispels a myth from a recent article online that went viral and claims that ice water can kill dogs.

08/18/2014

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Drought Forces Bay Area Water Agencies To Give Desalinization Project A Closer Look

With the continuing drought and dwindling water supplies, Bay Area-water agencies continue to explore a regional desalination project.

08/15/2014

Newly-planted mint at Fran Paxton's front yard in the Twin Creeks neighborhood of San Ramon. (CBS)

East Bay Homeowner Fined By HOA For Replacing Lawn With Drought-Resistant Landscaping

An East Bay homeowner is in a battle with her homeowners’ association over her drought-resistant yard after she was fined by the HOA for not having sod.

08/15/2014

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)

Water Agencies Ordered To Enforce Statewide Water Restrictions Amid Drought

A state agency today ordered local water agencies to enforce mandatory statewide water restrictions implemented because of California’s severe drought, the California Public Utilities Commission Announced Thursday.

08/15/2014

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Reclaimed Water Keeping Lawns, Medians, Parks Watered During Drought In Dublin-San Ramon Area

Even in the vehemently eco-friendly Bay Area, we still flush our toilets with drinking water. But, two cities in the East Bay are making sure the water getting flushed down the drain doesn’t go to waste.

08/14/2014

Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino,  January 30, 2014 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Amid Drought, Gov. Brown Sends $7.5 Billion Bipartisan Water Plan To November Ballot

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a $7.5 billion bipartisan water plan, acting swiftly after it was passed by both houses of the Legislature to place it on California’s November ballot.

08/13/2014

Surfers prepare to go into the water at Ocean Beach on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mobile App Measures Beaches’ Bacteria Safety Levels

A new mobile device app has been developed that lets people know if it is safe to go into the water at San Francisco beaches.

08/13/2014

Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino,  January 30, 2014 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Plans To Vote On New Water Bond Measure For November Election

Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot.

08/13/2014

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