The shame game: Celebrities under fire for lush green lawns
May 21, 2015, 5:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
As California's water crisis continues, drought shaming goes from tattling on neighbors to calling out celebrities.
What's the best way to trim California's water use?
April 13, 2015, 5:25 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Not washing your sidewalk or getting a fresh towel in your hotel is not going to move the needle — but reconsidering what you eat will.
California obliterates record for lowest snowpack ever
April 2, 2015, 9:46 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The lack of snow has only worsened California's drought conditions and has resulted in the governor implementing the first-ever statewide mandatory water restrictions.
Global warming brought on California's severe drought
March 3, 2015, 2:49 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Warm years are more common now and sparking more droughts, with six drought years in the past 20 years, compared to 14 drought years in the previous 98 years.
U.S. could face worst megadrought in 1,000 years
February 13, 2015, 1:32 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Rising temperatures will play a bigger part in the forthcoming drought than a lack of rain or snow.
California drought due to nature, not climate change
December 9, 2014, 10:39 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The 'ridiculously resilient ridge,' a high pressure system formed during a La Niña event, gets to take the blame in a new study.
L.A. mayor walks the walk, orders removal of front lawn
November 4, 2014, 8:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The water-guzzling grounds of the Windsor Square mansion that serves as the official mayoral residence are undergoing a drought-resistant makeover.
California drought is driving the depletion of irreplaceable groundwater
November 3, 2014, 4:35 p.m. by Shea Gunther
A new study by NASA scientist James Famiglietti quantifies how fast we're pumping water out of California's aquifers in response to the drought.
California drought leads to less hefty, more expensive pumpkins
October 24, 2014, 7 p.m. by Matt Hickman
While a healthy pumpkin crop in Illinois signals that Thanksgiving will be A-OK, California's parched conditions means bad news for Halloween.
Another Dust Bowl? California drought resembles worst in 1,000 years
October 17, 2014, 9:52 a.m. by Laura Geggel, LiveScience
A high-pressure ridge that blocks rain storms has been present each time California has suffered through an intense drought.
Are Germans' uber-conservative water habits ruining infrastructure?
September 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Stinky sewers and other woes are prompting German officials to tell residents that it wouldn't hurt to relax their frugal attitudes toward water usage.
Citing drought, L.A. squashes plans for massive Slip 'N Slide-athon
September 20, 2014, 2 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The Department of Public Works denies permitting for a much-anticipated event involving '1,000 feet of soapy vinyl.' And water. Lots of water.