“Grassroots cactivism:” using cacti and eco-tourism to combat drought in California – Marketing a state that is purposefully being dried up doesn’t sound like a good plan.
Washington State prepares for a second year of drought – It’s not just California that’s suffering right now.
Drought conditions return to Colorado, more fire restrictions issued – Colorado goes from 2 percent to over 25 percent “abnormally dry” in just one month, based on U.S. Drought Monitor.
Why El Niño won’t save us from drought – Some see glass “half-empty” for California with El Niño declaration.
Exports suffer as Sacramento Valley rice crops takes hit in drought – Arkansas grabs overseas rice markets from California as state’s rice harvest comes in 30 percent smaller than normal.
Farmers affected by drought eligible for federal aid – Mississippi farmers eligible for drought assistance as lack of rain impacts parts of the South.
In East Porterville, drought escalates mental health issues – Stress is a key component to mental health impacts in Tulare County community that has become “ground zero” for well failures in the state.
#NPRreads: Lying about Sept. 11 and California’s drought-stricken levees – NPR curates articles pointing at the other disaster facing California if El Niño rains come in as predicted.
Chinook salmon health improves after dam water release to drought-stricken Klamath River – Officials claim success in draining northern California lake to rescue salmon population.
Historic California drought stressing giant sequoias, scientists say – Studies into drought stress may encourage forestry officials to consider efforts to thin the forest in order to help protect it from collapse.