California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
One of California's biggest sources of fresh water is in peril. A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change shows the Sierra snowpack shrinking substantially in the years to come.
The future of water for drinking and irrigation looks increasingly bleak throughout California and the world's northern regions as the changing global climate shrinks mountain snowpacks and speeds early runoffs, Stanford researchers forecast.
Europe already has a carbon cap-and-trade system similar to the one California will launch on Wednesday. The northeastern United States does too, albeit in a far more limited form. Do they work?
To some business leaders, California's new cap-and-trade system for curbing greenhouse gases represents nothing less than the road to economic ruin. To environmentalists and some of their green-tech allies, cap and trade is a way to spur innovation and fight global warming in one stroke.
This week – after Hurricane Sandy pushed the issue of climate change back into the national spotlight – California will become the first state to begin requiring a broad range of businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution.
Even if Shell strikes oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, it could be at least a dozen years - and billions upon billions of dollars - before a single drop of it arrives at a refinery.
Come Wednesday, California will take its boldest, riskiest step yet to fight global warming, opening a market that for the first time will put a price on greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
This week California will become the first state to begin requiring a broad range of businesses to cut their greenhouse gas pollution.
A report by the Sierra Business Council on greenhouse gas emissions in Live Oak, part of an effort to address climate change that the group says will continue unless emissions are reduced, goes before the Live Oak City Council.
For clean tech, the stakes in Tuesday's election could hardly be higher. No other industry outside Detroit has been as closely aligned with President Obama's policies. His Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, doesn't share his enthusiasm.