California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
It could take a few hundred years – or even 2,000 – but the eventual, permanent flooding of low-lying areas in Sacramento is guaranteed if greenhouse gases are not deeply reduced, according to new research.
It will be a lifeline of sorts for the cement factories, oil refiners and hundreds of other businesses struggling with CA's stringent greenhouse-gas restrictions. Soon they'll be able to comply - in part - by paying other people to reduce their own carbon emissions.
Monterey Bay is a microcosm of the "immediate and growing threat" of climate change in California, the state Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.
Rising ocean waters. Bigger and more frequent forest fires. More brutally hot summer days. These aren't the usual predictions about global warming based on computer forecasts. They're changes already happening in California, according to a detailed new report.
“An immediate and growing threat.” That’s how California’s lead environmental agency — and the Governor’s office — describe climate change in the latest in a series of periodic reports on the subject.
The Silver Fire near Banning is just the latest in a series of large wildfires burning throughout the state of California, which has seen an increase in fire in recent years. Now a new report by the state points to a cause: climate change.
Senator Barbara Boxer said Thursday that wildfires like the fast-moving Silver Fire should be a wake-up call to the reality of climate change.
A climate change "action plan" to curb greenhouse gases, which will weave together and refresh a patchwork of efforts and policies dealing with the risks posed by a warming planet, was authorized this week by county supervisors.
The fires that have been burning in Riverside County -- including the Silver Fire still out of control south of Banning -- are vivid evidence of the consequences of climate change described in a new state report that found significant changes in temperatures and water supply just since 2009.
Without a coordinated response from public agencies and the private sector, California's economy will be significantly impacted by the rising sea levels that stem from global warming.