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Rain Brings 2nd California Super Bloom in 2 Years

BORREGO SPRINGS — It started with the desert lilies in December. Since then a wave of wildflower blooms has been crescendoing across Southern California's Anza-Borrego desert in a burst of color so vivid it can be seen from mountain tops thousands of feet above. Two years after steady rains followed...

Toxic Algae Threatens Drinking Water Across the US

SALEM, Ore. — The words blasted to cell phones around Oregon's capital city were ominous: "Civil emergency. prepare for action." Within half an hour, a second official alert clarified the subject wasn't impending violence but toxins from an algae bloom, detected in Salem's water supply. Across the U.S., reservoirs that...

Atmospheric River Heads to the Valley. What Is It?

A big weather system is heading to Fresno, Clovis and other parts of California. The heaviest rain will hit us Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service forecast office in Hanford. There is a possibility of flooding, especially in Southern California, which still is recovering from last year's...