California Climate Change

Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought
Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought
How much of California's dry spell can be traced to climate change?
When the wildfire season never ends
When the wildfire season never ends
As fire season gets longer, fire managers scramble to keep up.
Mapping drought's impact on electricity generation
Mapping drought's impact on electricity generation
Natural gas, wind and solar fill some of the hydropower deficit in California.
States give Senate an earful on EPA greenhouse gas plan
States give Senate an earful on EPA greenhouse gas plan
Wyoming critiques federal coal plant cleanup at Senate hearing.
Early start to wildfire season
Early start to wildfire season
Blazes in California and Utah have officials on alert, but what they spell for the coming season is unclear.
Why are environmentalists mad at Jerry Brown?
Why are environmentalists mad at Jerry Brown?
The California governor has made bold moves on climate — but greens are disgruntled.
In defense of the cattle industry
In defense of the cattle industry
A new book flips an old debate on its head.
A dam difficult job
A dam difficult job
California’s drought through the eyes of a water manager.
Was the fatal thunderstorm in California a climate phenomenon?
Joshua trees may be migrating north in response to climate change
California's carbon market may succeed where others have failed
California's carbon market may succeed where others have failed
The Golden State's new cap-and-trade program aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding the pitfalls of similar attempts.
Tribes look to cash in with 'tree-market' environmentalism
The Nez Perce Tribe is trying to combat global warming – and make a few bucks – by planting trees for carbon dioxide sequestration
When yesterday’s garbage becomes today’s collectible
A visit to Glass Beach in California leads to dumpster-diving on a grand scale, and offers a preview of future geologic strata
Excremental gains?
Kern County, Calif., is trying to prevent Los Angeles sludge from entering the county, where it is used to fertilize farmland, and the resulting stink is raising all kinds of questions about how we handle human waste
The wild, wild weather
Whatever the cause, the weather in the West this last year has been wild and wacky
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