Harvard is Buying Up Vineyards in Drought-Ridden California Wine Country

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The university’s massive investment fund has invested millions in a parched growing region.

Hateful Little Cannibal Squirrels Could Help California Drought

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Farmers hate Belding’s ground squirrels. But they may be an essential piece of the state’s ecosystems.

Here’s How Much the Storm Is Helping California’s Epic Drought

California flood

The short answer: It’s a drop in the bucket. 

New Study: California’s Epic Drought Probably Wasn’t Caused by Climate Change

Thanks to an ongoing severe drought, water levels are extremely low at southern California's Lake Piru. Ringo Chiu/ZUMA

But rising temperatures might be making it worse.

Watch Drought Take Over the Entire State of California in One GIF

The National Drought Mitigation Center

It started off bad, then it got worse. And then it got much, much worse.

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