Watch Matt Damon douse himself with toilet water for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
August 26, 2014, 4:42 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Like others living in drought-ravaged California, the actor feels conflicted about wasting water, even for a good cause.
How extensive is California's drought? Compare the photos
August 21, 2014, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
After enduring 3 years of drought, water conservation continues to be a major concern for Californians.
Drought forces California cemeteries to think outside the (pine) box
August 19, 2014, 8 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Along with the rest of the state, lushly landscaped boneyards are confronting seemingly eternal bone-dry conditions.
Team Coco dispense home water saving tips in goofy new PSAs
August 15, 2014, 1:47 p.m. by Matt Hickman
If you live in California and have always fantasized about bathing with your dirty dishes, now's the time ...
App turns citizens into smartphone-wielding wardens of water conservation
August 13, 2014, 2 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The EveryDrop LA app makes it easier for ordinary Los Angelenos to identify and report sources of wasted water in their own backyards.
Wasting water now comes with hefty fine in drought-ravaged California
July 15, 2014, 8:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In California, overwatering your lawn isn't just an objectionable act ... it's a criminal one.
San Francisco wants to seduce you into conserving water this summer
June 27, 2014, 1:13 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The city's water utility releases a series of racy print ads and TV spots that may leave some residents requiring a cold shower ... but make it a short one.
With California drought order, Gov. Jerry Brown instructs fine-happy HOAs to back off
April 28, 2014, 3:05 p.m. by Matt Hickman
As detailed in a new executive order further urging residents to conserve water, homeowners associations can no longer punish residents for allowing their once-lush lawns to go brown.
Even a 'small' nuclear war could trigger catastrophic cooling
March 31, 2014, 10:15 a.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
A regional nuclear conflict could cause global temperatures to drop for 25 years, contributing to decreases in rainfall and agricultural yields.
Tumbleweeds menace homeowners across Southwest [Video]
March 17, 2014, 12 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The Wall Street Journal investigates a scary side effect of the drought: Tumbleweed accumulations so massive and so rampant that they're trapping people inside their homes.