California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer proposed emergency drought legislation Tuesday as Democrats scrambled to counter GOP charges that trying to save rivers and fish during California's historic drought is destroying the nation's chief source of fruits and vegetables.
California's great Central Valley aquifer and the rivers that feed it, already losing water in the changing climate, are now being drained because of the drought, leaving water levels at their lowest in nearly a decade.
It's dry. It's been dry. And forecasters say despite some rain here and there, it looks like California will stay dry for some time.
Preparing for climate change is an important priority for the Obama administration and, to demonstrate the point, a federal environmental official on Wednesday toured the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve to learn, first-hand, how it will be protected from rising seas.
Four proposed projects will likely bring to the Bay Area additional supplies of highly polluting oil extracted from Canadian tar sands and dangerously volatile crude fracked in North Dakota.
More than 125 people gathered on the sidewalk and spilled into the street at the top of Solano Avenue at a Monday afternoon protest that joined hundreds of similar demonstrations across North America opposing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Los Angeles is joining with nine major cities in an ambitious effort to cut greenhouse gases by improving efficiencies that reduce pollution in buildings, it was announced Wednesday.
As California's drought deepens, 17 communities across the state are in danger of running out of water, state officials said Tuesday. In some communities, wells are running dry. In others, reservoirs are nearly empty.
The Academy Award-winning documentary that helped former Vice President Al Gore win a 2007 Nobel Prize is but a historical footnote for many Americans. For Lafayette resident Wei-Tai Kwok, "An Inconvenient Truth" was a call to action.
A second polar vortex is bearing down on the eastern U.S. in almost as many weeks and is expected to stick around until the end of the month. Meanwhile in Southern California, residents are grappling with what it means to be back in an official drought and wondering why it is so hot – in January.