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Celebrities’ Estate Lawns Still Green As Regular Folks Let Lawns Die Amid Drought

The drought has come down to a question of the haves and the have-nots. But one tweet from say, a Kardashian, encouraging folks to conserve, could be a drought game changer.

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

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Bad Tasting, Smelly Tap Water Returns To East Bay MUD Customers This Weekend

The East Bay Municipal Utility District says beginning this weekend, a drought-related shift in its water operations will mean a change to the taste and smell of tap water for the 1.3 million people in the service area.

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

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

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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

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State Regulators Say Californians Didn’t Conserve Much Water In Month Of March

State water regulators say Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste.

05/05/2015

Fire danger warnings left for residents in Contra Costa County. (CBS)

Fire Official: Let Lawns Die But Water Trees During Drought

Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.

05/04/2015

Scattered Jeffrey pine mortality (foreground) on Laguna Mountain on the Cleveland NF, with a
recent fire scar in background. Gray trees are dormant black oak or possibly dead oak. (USDA)

California Drought Leaves 12 Million Trees Dead

Extreme drought conditions have left an estimated 12 million trees dead in California’s forests over the past year.

05/04/2015

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Water Line Breaks In Walnut Creek Following Concord Earthquake

A water main ruptured in Walnut Creek Sunday afternoon, spewing water into an intersection roughly four miles from the epicenter of an earthquake in Concord.

05/03/2015

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