California Climate Change

How arson factors into California’s wildfires
How arson factors into California’s wildfires
While it may grab headlines, the actual sparks are much more complex.
Klamath River issues explained
Klamath River issues explained
Confused about what’s happening on the Klamath? Dams, salmon, irrigation and more.
Uncurbed climate change and extreme heat will extract a toll on outdoor labor
Uncurbed climate change and extreme heat will extract a toll on outdoor labor
A new report forecasts the loss in workdays and wages if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reined in.
The familial bond between the  Klamath River and the Yurok people
The familial bond between the Klamath River and the Yurok people
How a tribal community’s health is intimately connected to the health of the river.
The incredible shrinking Colorado River
The incredible shrinking Colorado River
Climate change and rising demand are sucking the life out of the Southwest’s water supply.
The effort to save Upper Klamath Lake’s endangered fish before they disappear
The effort to save Upper Klamath Lake’s endangered fish before they disappear
Another dry year pushes tribal nations, federal agencies and irrigators to find long-lasting solutions.
Climate change is the ultimate neo-noir subject
Climate change is the ultimate neo-noir subject
The novel ‘Something New Under the Sun’ treats a smoke-filled Los Angeles as its own genre.
Illegal marijuana grows are stealing from California’s scarce water
Illegal marijuana grows are stealing from California’s scarce water
As drought grips the Golden State, water thefts have increased to record levels. The most common offender: illegal pot farms.
How will humans live through ecological collapse?
How will humans live through ecological collapse?
In ‘Believers,’ Lisa Wells profiles ordinary people who want to lead less destructive lives.
A parched West heads into fire season
A parched West heads into fire season
Several types of drought are converging, and all are at or near record levels.
Is California’s carbon offset program actually helping the environment?
Is California’s carbon offset program actually helping the environment?
How a nonprofit cashed in on carbon credit exchanges without reducing emissions.
How ‘sustainable’ is California’s groundwater sustainability act?
How ‘sustainable’ is California’s groundwater sustainability act?
Numerous issues around equity and the plan’s rollout loom.
The toxic, soupy biomass choking water systems in California
The toxic, soupy biomass choking water systems in California
Algae blooms in Clear Lake are a public health risk and increase water treatment costs.
On the Klamath River, agricultural interests are pitted against the needs of tribes and endangered species
On the Klamath River, agricultural interests are pitted against the needs of tribes and endangered species
Due to severe drought, irrigation allotments were decreased to lowest amounts in history.
California orders Nestlé to stop siphoning spring water
California orders Nestlé to stop siphoning spring water
The world’s largest food and beverage company is accused of taking millions more gallons than it is entitled to.
There are no clear winners in the West’s water wars
There are no clear winners in the West’s water wars
As climate stressors raise the stakes, states put energy into litigation before conservation.
Study finds wildfire caused massive bird die-off
Study finds wildfire caused massive bird die-off
Research using crowdsourced data found a correlation with the birds’ deaths, nearby fires and toxic air.
Can cloud seeding help the West’s drought?
Can cloud seeding help the West’s drought?
States consider weather modification to make it rain.
Study looks at covering California’s canals with solar panels
Study looks at covering California’s canals with solar panels
Covering waterways would save water and provide electricity, among other benefits.
Will the climate crisis tap out the Colorado River?
Will the climate crisis tap out the Colorado River?
Water availability is going from bad to worse in the seven states that rely on the drought-stricken river.
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