California drought

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Weather whiplash: California’s historic downpour interrupts historic drought
The deluge extinguished smoldering fires – but the west may not get the wet winter it desperately needs

Gabrielle Canon in Los Angeles

26, Oct, 2021 @1:29 PM

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Powerful storm hits California amid warnings of ‘potentially historic rain’
‘Atmospheric river’ expected to bring record-breaking rainfall, strong winds and to wreak havoc across northern part of state

Gabrielle Canon

24, Oct, 2021 @9:28 PM

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US west coast braces for ‘atmospheric river’ as huge storm brews
Northern California faces flash flood risk and threat of mudslides, especially in fire-charred areas

Victoria Bekiempis

23, Oct, 2021 @9:45 PM

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Lake Tahoe water level hits four-year low as drought pummels tourist spot
Level is expected to fall below lake’s rim this week, cutting off major water source for Truckee River

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

13, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Why the American west’s ‘wildfire season’ is a thing of the past – visualized
It used to be a four-month period. Now fires are starting earlier and burning more intensely amid extreme conditions

Gabrielle Canon and Rashida Kamal

11, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Dixie fire is almost out, but its inhospitable ‘moonscapes’ remain
Severe wildfires are making the recovery process for plants and animals more challenging, sometimes for years after the flames

Gabrielle Canon

22, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Do you have a glossy green front lawn? What is this, the 1950s? | Tayo Bero
Green lawns are terrible for the environment. They’re also embarrassingly old-fashioned and out of style

Tayo Bero

21, Sep, 2021 @10:29 AM

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California’s Caldor fire burns 100,000 acres as it rips through small towns
Surging blaze has destroyed more than 500 structures amid extremely dry conditions as western Nevada blanketed by smoke

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco

24, Aug, 2021 @1:53 AM

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‘I don’t believe anyone is safe’: drought rules spark accusations of racism in California outpost
Siskiyou county says water restrictions are aimed at pot growers. Hmong American residents say they’re being targeted

Dani Anguiano in Siskiyou county

21, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Surging wildfire tears through northern California town and threatens others
Caldor fire explodes in size as Pacific Gas & Electric begins shutting off power to 51,000 customers

Gabrielle Canon

18, Aug, 2021 @2:27 AM

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Thunderstorms could worsen California’s giant Dixie fire, officials warn
Strong winds and lightning could drive flames forward and spark new blazes

Guardian staff and agencies

13, Aug, 2021 @1:25 AM

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Heat, drought and fire: how climate dangers combine for a catastrophic ‘perfect storm’
The three conditions feed off each other to create a vicious cycle, demanding urgent action

Gabrielle Canon

10, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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