Plan includes creating storage and recycling of water, more stormwater capture and desalination projects, says western US state's top official.
Water usage jumped nearly 19% in March, which was one of the driest months on record, officials say, as residents defy pleas for conservation.
California's governor is asking for voluntary water conservation, which would include things like taking shorter showers, running dishwashers only when they are full and reducing the frequency of watering lawns.
California Governor Newsom said the judge's decision poses a "direct threat to public safety" and promises to challenge it.
Members of task force include descendants of slaves who are now prominent lawyers, academics, and politicians to summarise discrimination, calculate compensation, educate the public on its findings, and craft an apology.
Warner Bros. new film "Tenet", a clever blockbuster that slips between espionage and science fiction, is being billed as the film of the summer that operators hope will reboot the beleaguered industry amid coronavirus pandemic.
One of the largest group of fires, dubbed the LNU Lightning Complex, has scorched nearly 89,000 hectares, burned nearly 500 structures and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.
Health fears, uncertainty, and, a second wave of coronavirus cases have meant few movie producers braving a return so far in Hollywood, with some heading elsewhere or even overseas.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California in an escalating spat with local officials who have stopped the company from reopening its electric vehicle factory.
With pressure growing in many countries for more measures to restart the economy, politicians also are trying to boost funding for research into a vaccine for Covid-19 which many scientists warn could take much longer than a few months.
The number of global coronavirus deaths has surpassed 237,000 with more than 3.3 million infections. Here are updates for May 1, 2020.
The firearms industry was not part of the federal agency's original list of critical infrastructure issued just over a week ago. The designation in an update later released follows a brewing legal battle between gun rights groups and officials.
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