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Wealthy Californians find ways to skirt drought regulations

Wealthy Californians find ways to skirt drought regulations

| September 5, 2014

In a lot of ways, forces of nature are great socioeconomic equalizers. A tornado doesn’t care what you do for a living, and a hurricane doesn’t care what kind of car you drive. And yet, as some California residents have found, money actually can trump nature—or at least buy a modicum of comfort and/or fund […]

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Californians turn to lawn painting in the midst of drought

Californians turn to lawn painting in the midst of drought

| August 13, 2014

Would you paint your lawn? A whole lot of people are saying: “Yes, please.” California is enduring the worst drought on record. With water scarcer than ever, residents have been forced to significantly cut back on watering their lawns—if they’re allowed to water them at all. The result? A lot of dead grass. You might […]

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California’s drought is only getting worse

California’s drought is only getting worse

| June 23, 2014

Since January, California had faced severe drought conditions throughout the state. And despite statewide efforts to conserve water, the situation is only getting worse, as a third of the state now deals with “exceptional” drought conditions. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in January, setting a goal for communities to cut water usage […]

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California gets creative in sourcing drinking water

California gets creative in sourcing drinking water

| May 15, 2014

How could a state with 840 miles of coastline not have enough water? The answer is simple: saltwater is not particularly useful for most practical applications. Cities in central and southern California suffer from a literal version of the old cliché: water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. Santa Barbara, California last suffered […]

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Water conservation measures have Texas feeling parched

Water conservation measures have Texas feeling parched

| August 19, 2013

Everything is bigger in Texas — except for the water supply. The Texas Water Smart Coalition has urged Texans to be stingy when it comes to using water this summer. According to an article posted to the Gilmer Mirror, Texas is in the throes of a “record-breaking” and “historical” drought. Lack of rainfall combined with […]

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