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One man's quest to create water out of thin air

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| Architect David Hertz was known for his devotion to sustainability. Then he expanded into the business of water creation, and he just won $1.5 million for it.

Tree death from drought moves from pines to firs

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A new US Forest aerial detection survey says even though the drought is over, trees are still dying at high rates because bark beetles thrive in arid conditions.

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Californians are back to using about as much water as before the drought

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There's a fine line between crying wolf and getting people to keep saving water, even when we're not in a crisis. California water agencies are trying to walk that line.

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Proposed federal water bill would streamline new dam projects

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A far-reaching bill proposed by a Central California Republican congressman could strip away the regulations and requirements that make dam construction a decades-long process.

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Rain expected throughout Southland on Monday; NorCal will be hit hard

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Commuters should expect to deal with rain that could be heavy at times throughout the morning and afternoon, but the wet weather will be nothing like what Northern Californians are facing.

Californians' water use up despite drought

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The latest figures show Californians' water use is still on the rise since the state lifted mandatory conservation for the drought.

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Cities used 19.5 percent less water compared with past years

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Cities used less water in October compared with 2013, when Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency.

California's new water conservation plan focuses on cities

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California officials crafting a new conservation plan for the state's dry future drew criticism from environmentalists on Thursday for failing to require more cutbacks of farmers.