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California drought

Colorado locks down water supply, promising "not a drop more" to California

By Doherty:(NaturalNews) Recent storms dropped torrential rains across much of California, causing flooding and mudslides across many areas, leaving some residents homeless and killing at least two people. There was even a tornado in Los Angeles. Despite record rainfall on December 10 of between 1.54 inches at Long Beach Airport and 2.36 inches in Oxnard, the amount of rain that fell was a mere drop in the bucket for this drought-stricken state. A milder storm December 12 added to the rainfall total.

Water wars begin in California as thieves tap fire hydrants



By Heyes:(NaturalNews) Western states have been suffering through one of the country's worst droughts on record, but conditions have been particularly dreadful in the state of California, with its massive population and heavy agricultural production.

In fact, drought conditions have gotten so bad that theft of water is now becoming more and more common. As reported by CBS San Francisco, some of the worst theft is occurring in Clayton, California, in Contra Costa County, "a city that remains true to its western roots."

U.S. food prices up 19 percent in 2014; increasing inflation feared


Despite proclamations that the "economy is improving" and that "unemployment is down," one thing is evident and that is - for a number of reasons - food costs are soaring, and as they do, those most vulnerable, like the poor, the elderly and those earning the lowest wages, are being hurt the most.

Calif. governor will withhold water from local farms this spring due to severe drought


As an unprecedented drought in California worsens, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has decided to take a radical measure by withholding water from many of the state's farmers come spring planting season.