California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Lake Tahoe is "the fairest picture the whole earth affords," Mark Twain once wrote. It attracts 3 million skiers, boaters, campers, hikers and other visitors each year. But it could look very different in 100 years.
Camille Seaman has spent the last 10 years photographing enormous chunks of prehistoric ice in remote places across the globe and in doing so, has become an unwitting record-keeper of a warming planet.
Global warming and increased demand for water by urban and municipal users make shortages of the Colorado River inevitable, according to a recently-released study by the Bureau of Reclamation and the seven Colorado River Basin states.
The woman who led California through the development and implementation of some groundbreaking environmental policies could soon be headed to Washington, D.C.
Chevron CEO John Watson notices something important as he visits his company's operations around the globe: Governments everywhere find high energy prices much scarier than the threat of global warming. And that means the world will need a lot more oil and gas in the years to come.
While fracking has been big news for a while in Pennsylvania, North Dakota and elsewhere in the country, it has yet to become a popular topic of dinner conversation in California. That's likely going to change.
San Diego-area beaches are getting a sandy face-lift as more than a million cubic yards of new sand are being pumped from the ocean floor to keep beaches looking pristine and inviting to visitors.
If you're wondering what to make of the crazy weather of the past few years, maybe it's time to check out some of the iPhone and Android apps you can use to study climate change and global warming.
Plants and animals are shifting their ranges and life cycles in response to climate change, creating clashes between unfamiliar creatures or mismatches between animals and their food sources, according to a biodiversity report released this month.
Most businesses say California's new cap-and-trade program, designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is a job killer that will suck billions of dollars out of the economy. But you won't hear too many protests from some of the biggest businesses of all: California's electric utilities.