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Rain Gardens: Two Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the torrent of rain water that falls on your paved areas and...
2019 Summer Forecast: Hotter Temps Out West, Rain for Others
Summer officially begins this Friday, June 21, and it’s shaping up to be another hot one—for some...
Rain Barrels in the Garden: Harvest Your Water
Summer’s a good time to assess what you could use in the garden. Consider the merits of a rain...
2018 Summer Weather Forecast
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year?...
A Costly Year: The Damaging Weather of 2017
With wildfires, hurricanes, drought, and natural disasters, this year has been by far the costliest...
Drought Outlook: Over Half the U.S. Is Dry
The latest figures are out. As of end of 2016, more than half of the continental U.S. is dry or in...
High and Dry: Going Up in the World
Californians know the current drought is leaving them high and dry, but recent scientific findings...
Why Dry? The Reason California has Drought
It’s called the PDO, the long-term weather pattern sucking the Golden State dry. Think of it as the...
The Stubborn Drought. Any Good News?
Once again, more than 50% of the contiguous US, where most people live, is in drought. Sigh! This...
It Got Drier Last Week! HUH?
Though the Mississippi fought floods and thunderstorms drenched the South this May of 2013, the US...
Ding, Dong, the Drought is Dead!
On March 30, the Jerry Brown, the new governor of California, announced that the state’s three-year...
The Water-Wise Garden
Plants drink their food. If your soil dries out, your plants will starve—or wilt. Take these steps...
Droughts: Questions and Answers
Droughts can have long-standing effects on populations and economies. Here are questions and...