more about: Drought

Is there a drought in the Northwest?

This piece comes to us from longtime Sunset contributor, Jim McCausland. A piece on NPR last week mentioned that California’s drought seems to be spilling into the Pacific Northwest.

Our drought: How bad is it? What’s next?

Imagine the West without water. Parched soil, lakes reduced to puddles, streams dried up, mountains without snow. If this sounds like a doom- and- gloom Hollywood flick to you, read this book from The University of California Press—The West without Water. Here’s what you’ll learn…

Santa Barbara oil spill stains beaches

There’s a professor at Florida International University, Stephen Leatherman, who is known as Dr. Beach and proclaims himself to be “America’s foremost beach expert.” He has made a career out of selecting, annually, a list of the country’s top ten beaches. Every year, he has a different winner.

7 reasons to grow succulents in the drought

Succulents look gorgeous, even during drought. They’ve got their own moisture sources, says Debra Lee Baldwin, succulent expert and author of three books on the subject.