drought conditions

California Faces Water Rationing, Governor Proclaims Drought Emergency

Article: California Faces Water Rationing, Governor Proclaims Drought Emergency

SACRAMENTO, California, February 27, 2009 (ENS) – Parched California is a step closer to mandatory water rationing today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency and ordered all government agencies to implement the state’s emergency plan and provide help for people, communities and businesses impacted by the third consecutive year of drought. “This…

Warming Climate Changing U.S. Fields and Forests

Article: Warming Climate Changing U.S. Fields and Forests

WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2008 (ENS) – Forests in the interior western United States, the southwest, and Alaska are already being affected by climate change with increases in the size and frequency of forest fires, insect outbreaks and tree mortality. These changes are expected to continue, according to a new report issued Thursday by the…