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Drought Gold Rush Brings Prospectors to California Drought Gold Rush Brings Prospectors to California

“A mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing next to it, down which you throw money.” – attributed to Mark Twain The San Bernadino Sun reports that one of the worst droughts in California history, one …

Tornadoes in California Cause Limited Damage Tornadoes in California Cause Limited Damage

Since last summer, San Francisco, California has received less than half the average amount of rainfall it usually sees over the course of one year. A supercell, which hit the mainland from the Pacific on Wednesday, however, has brought much …

Lake Mead Drying Up, Las Vegas Could Be At Risk Lake Mead Drying Up, Las Vegas Could Be At Risk

If you were to take a boat and start floating across Lake Mead, you might notice that some parts of the surrounding rocks were considerably whiter than others. The horizontal ivory colored rock face might even seem pretty until you …

California Emergency: Fires And Drought California Emergency: Fires And Drought

With the drought getting worse, California has some serious water problems, but add fires and it can be considered a state of emergency. California’s Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California on Friday. Rivers, reservoirs and lakes are …

California Drought – The Looming Water Problem California Drought – The Looming Water Problem
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California has seen its share of drought, anyone who is a long-time resident can attest to water rationing and restrictions – and it appears it might be dealing with water shortages again in 2014. Although winter is a strange time …

California In A Drought – Who Knew? California In A Drought – Who Knew?
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According to records maintained by the Enterprise-Record, California is in the middle of a drought. Few people are aware of how bad the drought really is and officials say that the real threat could be in the near future. Nine …

California Drought: The Driest in Over 130 Years California Drought: The Driest in Over 130 Years
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Though it hasn’t officially been declared, parts of California are in a drought. According to Yahoo News, downtown Los Angeles only received 3.60 inches of rain since January 1, 2013. A normal year would bring 15 inches. This makes 2013 …

Study: Pollen Tells Us What Killed Bronze Age Civilizations Study: Pollen Tells Us What Killed Bronze Age Civilizations

The New York Times reported that a recent study of pollen may explain the sudden collapse of what were, at the time, highly successful civilizations like the Egyptians, the Babylonians, and the Hittites. 3200 years in the distant past, Tel …

Middle East Freshwater Reserves Declining, Shows Study Middle East Freshwater Reserves Declining, Shows Study
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A new study has shown that much of the Middle East lost freshwater reserves over the past decade. The study, to be published this week in the journal Water Resources Research, was based on data from NASA‘s Gravity Recovery and …

Higher Food Prices Could Take a Chunk Out of Your Budget by The End of the Year Higher Food Prices Could Take a Chunk Out of Your Budget by The End of the Year

“Higher food prices” isn’t the sort of headline most people want to read at the moment. Although some areas have noticed an increase in jobs, 8.2% of the population is still unemployed. Not surprisingly, the last thing these individuals want …

July 4 Fireworks: Many Areas Cancel Celebrations July 4 Fireworks: Many Areas Cancel Celebrations

July 4 fireworks are such a tradition that I can’t imagine the holiday without it. In fact, I honestly can’t remember a summer when I didn’t hear the thunderous booms and see the colorful displays of fireworks exploding all around …

Tornado Bludgeons San Antonio, Texas Tornado Bludgeons San Antonio, Texas

A tornado southwest of San Antonio caused considerable damage and flooding across the region. The flooding was caused by a line of thunderstorms that shadowed the fierce cone of destruction. The natural disaster touched down late Monday about 25 miles …