California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Environmental and community groups are looking for ways to replace the $500 million for energy conservation, transportation and other green programs that Gov. Jerry Brown persuaded the Legislature in mid-June to borrow to balance the state budget.
State and federal firefighters across California are preparing for what they say could be one of the most violent fire seasons in decades.
UCLA scientists predict Southern California mountains will lose 40 percent of their snowfall in less than 30 years, risking the loss of a quintessential "only in L.A." experience: skiing the mountains by day and riding the surf at sunset.
Cuts in diesel emissions have drastically reduced the amount of pollutants in the air that cause global warming in California, potentially valuable information in the fight to save the world's climate from a predicted catastrophe, according to a new study.
One morning in early February, climate scientist Ken Caldeira stood ankle deep on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. He and his research team were attempting to re-create the conditions before carbon dioxide emissions from cars and factories began altering ocean chemistry.
Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers have cleared the air by announcing a budget accord, but environmental groups are choking on a piece of the deal that would borrow half a billion dollars intended for programs to curtail greenhouse gases.
To solve the problems facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and California's all-important water supply, the state is planning to overhaul its water system. But Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant water tunnels could devastate the largest estuary on the West Coast. (Part 1 of 2)
There was some good news in all that heat that blanketed the San Joaquin Valley through the weekend: The air quality never exceeded the critical 1-hour federal standard for ozone.
Just a few years ago, nuclear power appeared poised for a comeback. Global warming had given the industry, stagnant since the 1980s, new hope. Companies started planning new reactors across America; nuclear proponents announced the arrival of a "nuclear spring." That spring still hasn't come.
A San Francisco State University student who spent nearly three years analyzing dime-sized sea snails along the Tiburon shore has compiled data indicating global warming could affect not only the species but other sea life critical in the food web.