california drought


Here's How NASA Satellites Can Help You Conserve Water

Science and conservation went hand in hand to help track levels of one of California's most important water sources.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
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Here’s How California’s Bounce Back From Drought Looked From Space

Landsat satellites and airborne observatories monitored the state’s driest period in recorded history.
Becky Ferreira

How to Kill Your Lawn and Grow a Food Forest During a Drought

An experimental farming project at the Los Angeles Arboretum demonstrates that fruits and vegetables can still be grown in rain-deprived areas without weekly watering.
Clarissa Wei

How This Distillery Is Turning Thin Air Into Booze

In the midst of California's serious drought, one Bay Area-based spirits company sought a more sustainable solution to creating vodka.
Ali Wunderman

The Bizarre Link Between the Fort McMurray Fire and a 'Warm Blob' in the Pacific

Everything is connected.
Kate Lunau

Growing Grains Is Giving a Second Life to My Family Farm

My carrots and potatoes taste better than ever because growing grains revitalizes the soil. Also, I just made another cash crop for myself—just like that.
Alex Weiser

The California Almond Board Has Had Enough with the Almond Shaming

California is four years into a massive drought and their Almond Board wants almond shaming to stop.
Alex Swerdloff

Beverly Hills Can't Be Bothered with California's Water Conservation Laws

The Los Angeles area municipality was just named by California officials as being one of only four cities in the state not adequately ensuring that its residents conserve water during the ongoing statewide drought.
Alex Swerdloff
california drought

The Government Is Being Sued For Letting Nestlé Bottle Drought-Stricken California’s Water

The US Forest Service is being sued for allowing Nestlé to siphon water from San Bernardino National Forest by way of an expired permit from 1988.
Alex Swerdloff

A Video Installation Highlights How the West is Running out of Water

A portrait of the drought shines in infrared hues on 15 screens by artist Kevin Cooley.
Sami Emory

Robots May Save California's Wine Industry From the Drought

UC Davis is now developing cutting-edge winemaking technologies like irrigation sensors and robots that can reduce the amount of water needed to make one gallon of precious wine. That’s about a 90 percent improvement, by the way.
Javier Cabral
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California Wants Marijuana Growers to Please Stop Destroying the Environment

A new law will fine marijuana grows that create environmental damages, like polluting local rivers and cutting down trees.
VICE Staff