California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Fresh from her arrest in Texas for protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, Daryl Hannah found a friendlier reception this weekend in Palo Alto, where she touted a new documentary about global warming deniers with the subtle title "Greedy Lying Bastards."
A lawsuit filed on behalf of farmworkers Thursday accuses Cal-OSHA of systematically failing to enforce the state's heat illness protection rules.
Predators of the North Pacific Ocean - among them many sharks, whales, seals and sea turtles - will be forced to swim farther from their food supplies or go hungry as the world's warming climate shifts their normal habitats, a marine scientist has concluded.
They have fought over the sensitive Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for years. Now Delta residents and those who demand its water have managed to agree on $1 billion in short-term projects to help the estuary.
The nation's drought and high corn prices are devastating California's $8 billion dairy industry to the point where farmers can't afford to feed their cows - and their professional trade organization has been regularly referring despondent dairymen to suicide hotlines.
Having fended off a challenge to groundbreaking emissions standards for new cars, California now finds itself in a legal tug-of-war to preserve some of its unprecedented regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of fuels.
The water turbine will produce up to one megawatt of energy - reducing the nearby pump station's use of carbon-based fuels by about 10 percent, said Jennifer Allen, a district spokeswoman.
While businesses deride California's new restrictions on greenhouse-gas emissions as a giant tax, lawmakers have taken steps to carve up the money.
California has had potato-tomato psyllids for more than 100 years. What makes them a new problem for growers is that now they don’t just live in the state during the warmer months; they also spend the winter. Part of a series.
Cherries and other major fruit crops need a certain number of "chilling hours" in order to produce healthy blossoms and fruit. But in recent years, the spring nights have brought warmer temperatures and less of the legendary Valley fog that helps keep the chill on. Part of a series.