In the four years since the drought in California began, the lack of water has cost thousands of jobs, caused noticeable changes in the landscape and induced desperation among citizens who are running out of options. In search of a…
By Jordan Vesey
Northern California is being hit with a massive storm that’s pounding the state with rain, snow and strong winds. The National Weather Service considers it the strongest storm the state has seen in five years and expects it to dump…
By Adelyn Baxter
Water has become the unlikely subject of black market dealings in some the California’s worst-hit areas. With nearly 60 percent of the state currently experiencing exceptional drought -- the highest level of drought designated by the U.S. Drought Monitor —…
By Susan Murphy, KPBS
Despite Tuesday's thunderstorms, San Diego is nearing a grim milestone of 1,000 days of drought. The conditions are taking a toll across the state.
By Anna Christiansen
An exceptional cut in rainfall has adversely affected honey production in the Golden State. The drought, now in its third year, has ravaged flowering plants thereby reducing the number of spots available for bees to collect nectar.
By Spencer Michels
As California suffers through an historic drought, with penalties for wasting water going into effect this week, something unusual is going on: the state and the farmers seem to be agreeing on how to manage groundwater. Or how not to…
By PBS NewsHour
By News Desk
The California Water Quality Control Board took the unprecedented step Wednesday of approving fines of up to $500 a day for people who use water wastefully on their lawns and cars.
By Kyla Calvert Mason
The proposed rules would prohibit individuals from allowing runoff during outdoor watering, washing cars with open hoses, spraying down sidewalks or other hard surfaces, and using potable water in decorative fountains. There would be a $500 fine for breaking those…
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