California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
An upcoming discussion on climate change at a Southern California church is part of a growing religious activism on the issue. The event will convey Catholic teaching on protecting the environment and a Vatican agency’s urging that governments take steps to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide.
By themselves, the king tides that are flowing back into the Bay Area this week aren't dangerous. But when winter storms and high tides combine, water surges inland from the bay and ocean. And that sort of flooding is going to worsen as the planet warms, says Marc Holmes.
A funny thing happened during Australian climate-change professor Chris Turney's venture to retrace a 1912 research expedition in Antarctica and gauge how climate change has affected the continent: Two weeks into a five-week excursion, Turney's good ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy got trapped in ice.
The yin and yang of the ocean will be on full display in the next few days, with some of the lowest tides of the year. The "King Tides" also will bring some of the highest tides of the year, which can portend what rising sea levels could look like in the coming decades, say researchers and environmental groups.
High tides in California are about to get much higher than usual as the ocean experiences the twice-yearly "king tides." A citizen science project is encouraging people to snap pictures of the super swells to help visualize what the coast would likely look like given sea-level predictions under climate change models.
When extreme tides roll through San Francisco Bay this week, here's one way to gauge the movement: Watch three vertical tubes that rise and fall in response to the shifting tides, reaching heights of close to 20 feet, on the Brannan Street Wharf.
The driest year on record is turning the golden hills of California to dust, drying up wells, pastures and cash reserves in a season that is traditionally lush and generous.
December is usually not the time of year to discuss water rationing. But this holiday month has been so dry that mandatory water conservation orders are beginning to sweep across the Sacramento region.
California's 3-year-old effort to improve the energy efficiency of 100,000 homes has fallen far short of its initial goals, upgrading about 12,200 so far, state data show.
South San Francisco has decided to chart a new environmental course for itself that aims to reduce the city's impact on climate change, according to a sustainability manager.