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April 18, 2019: Just as a long-negotiated agreement for how California and six other Western states will deal with drought on the Colorado River was about to cross the finish line, the river’s biggest user put up a roadblock. The Imperial Irrigation District in southeast California filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking...
April 15, 2019: Researchers say the end of California’s drought could offer a surprising benefit: reduced transmission of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. Drought is the most important weather-related factor that affects the rate of West Nile infection, scientists say. Mosquito eggs need water to hatch, but...
April 14, 2019: Tiger Woods won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday to land his 15th major title and first since 2008.
April 14, 2019: Tiger Woods has come back from four back surgeries, another on his left knee and a four-man showdown in the stretch in Sunday's final round to win his first Masters tournament since 2005.
April 14, 2019: As Tiger Woods played the 18th hole at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, several thousand fans circled the green. Thousands more spilled down the 10th fairway and across an expanse of hundreds of yards to holes that hadn’t been played for hours. “A monsoon of people,” Brooks Koepka would later...
April 8, 2019: The House and Senate both approved a seven-state agreement Monday night designed to reduce use of water from the parched Colorado River by drought-stricken Western states. Sponsored by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raul Grijalva (D-...
April 8, 2019: WATCHDOG ISSUES 'ALERT' OVER INACCURATE DATA: The top watchdog overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rare management
April 5, 2019: Research published this week confirmed that California has been in a century-long earthquake drought. Analysis of geologic records on the state’s main faults — the San Andreas, San Jacinto and Hayward — going back 1,000 years shows that the gaps between large quakes are, currently, longer than...
April 5, 2019: What's up in earthquake country? A compelling new report authored by two U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers found that three powerful California faults have been strangely — almost impossibly — quiet for the last 100 years. Digging into the soil around these faults, Glenn Biasi and Kate Scharer fo...
April 4, 2019: About 80 percent of the country is drought-free.
April 3, 2019: • Liverpool forward has not scored in eight games• ‘He scored 60 in the last two seasons. That’s not too bad’Jürgen Klopp believes Mohamed Salah has adapted brilliantly to the extra attention he has attracted this season and is unconcerned by the longest goalscoring drought of the striker’s Liverpool ca...
April 3, 2019: Seismologists say a ground-rupturing quake with a magnitude greater than 7.0 is overdue
April 2, 2019: California is in an earthquake drought. It has been almost four years since the state experienced its last earthquake of magnitude 6 or stronger — in Napa. Southern California felt its last big quake on Easter Sunday 2010, and that shaker was actually centered across the border, causing the most...
April 1, 2019: The Angels’ success this year is predicated upon two things: avoiding stays on the injured list and scoring runs. After losing three of four games to the Athletics in Oakland, they haven’t made strides toward accomplishing either of those goals. The Angels knew heading into this campaign that reigning...
March 28, 2019: As the Arctic continues to warm, new research suggests the odds of a prolonged drought increase.
March 25, 2019: As a funding appeal languishes, conflict, poverty and the worst drought for a decade have left millions facing desperate hungerShafiqa watches closely over her six-month-old niece. Lying on a bundle of fabric, Maryam’s legs jut out, thin and pale. When they arrived at hospital two weeks ago, she could hardly breat...
March 22, 2019: California had a wet November, a moist December, an absolutely drenched January and February, and so far a fairly watery March. Los Angeles exceeded its average annual rainfall a month ago, less than halfway into the “water year” (which runs from October through the following September). The Sierra...
March 21, 2019: Out West, the future is dry. Amid an unprecedented 19-year drought in the expansive Colorado River Basin — which supplies water to 40 million Americans — seven Western states have acknowledged that the 21st century will only grow drier as temperatures continue to rise. And that means less water in the 1,...
March 20, 2019: Seven states, including California and Arizona, agreed to voluntarily cut their water use. But as the climate warms, any victory may be short-lived.
March 18, 2019: • Victory at Players stopped run of disappointing final rounds• ‘I don’t play golf to answer... I play golf for myself’Should Rory McIlroy dance to the tune of golf, his inconsistency would be worthy of ridicule. Instead, a player victim of criticism for failure to complete tournament wins from promising p...
March 17, 2019: To the editor: The drought’s over, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Really? We have a temporary reprieve at best. Our rivers, lakes and reservoirs are in great shape thanks to all the recent rain, but surface water isn’t the only thing we depend on. Over the last decade we have relied more...
March 15, 2019: California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years, the National Integrated Drought Information System said Thursday. The state remains categorized as abnormally
March 15, 2019: California remains a holdout on a drought emergency plan for the Colorado River that is due next Tuesday by all seven river states. Holding up the plan has been a fight between two powerful water agencies in Southern California.
March 15, 2019: A wet winter has lifted the state out of the drought that's persisted since 2011.
March 14, 2019: It’s official: California is 100% drought-free. For the first time since 2011, the state shows no areas suffering from prolonged drought and illustrates almost entirely normal conditions, according to a map released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Former Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive...