extreme drought

Drought

California could cut off water from thousands of farmers

California regulators are planning to stop thousands of farmers from taking water out of the state’s major rivers and streams because of a worsening drought. The Sacramento Bee reported that the State Water Resources Control Board will vote on the “emergency curtailment” order Aug. 3. If approved, it would take effect about two weeks later. There would

Holidays

Red, white and burn: Be smart about fireworks this Fourth of July, experts advise

Since 1776, Independence Day traditionally has included fireworks. And as more Arizonans ease back into enjoying the Fourth of July as they did before the pandemic, officials are encouraging them to use fireworks safely – especially as wildfires continue to chew through parts of the state. Fireworks were blamed for an estimated 19,500 fires in

Water

Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border

The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir and said they would not send extra water to dying salmon downstream or to a half-dozen wildlife refuges that harbor millions of migrating birds each year. In what

Water

California expands drought emergency to large swath of state

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday expanded a drought emergency to a large swath of the nation’s most populous state while seeking more than $6 billion in multiyear water spending as one of the warmest, driest springs on record threatens another severe wildfire season across the American West. The Democratic governor said he is acting

Scroll to Top