California Droughts Could Have Dangerous Ripple Effects

LiveScience: Epic droughts like the one gripping California for three years now may become more frequent in the future due to climate change, according to new research. This will not only strain the drinking-water supplies for California's 38 million people, but will also induce a cascade of other hazards — including fires, floods and poor water quality — as populations continue to grow statewide, scientists say. Despite heavy rains this month, 78 percent of California is still experiencing either exceptional......

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