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Climate Change Could Leave Californians With 'Weather Whiplash'The study highlights the quick changes in climate variability that are more likely in a warming world, rather than focusing on more long-term threats.
Late-Winter Storms Slow California's Dive Back Into DroughtA stormy close to California's rainy season has slowed the state's plunge back into drought, bringing the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack to just over half of average, water officials said Monday.
Antioch Gets $10 Million Grant To Construct New Water Desalination PlantCalifornia could be on its way to a having new water desalination plant in the city of Antioch.
Winter Storm Dramatically Increases Sierra Snow PackState water officials called the latest snow pack survey "very encouraging" Monday after a winter storm front dumped up to eight feet of snow in the higher elevations of the Sierra.
Half of California's Vegetation at 'High Risk' from Warming Climate, UC Scientist SaysA new study led by a UC Davis scientist finds that, at current rates of carbon emissions, more than half of California's natural vegetation is at risk by the end of the century.
Water Officials: Sierra Snowpack Off To Disappointing StartWhile it's too early to sound the alarm, state water officials said Wednesday the first Sierra snow survey came up relatively empty.
Central Valley Farmers Fight Fears of Drought as Long Dry Spell Stretches Into New YearStockton usually gets about 3 1/3 inches of rain in December. Last month, the area only saw 0.05 of an inch.
California Salmon Get Lost Swimming Upstream To Spawn Due To Drought-Warm WaterDisoriented salmon in California are having a hard time finding their way back upstream after catching a lift earlier.
Largest Wildfire On Record In California 88% Contained; Air Quality ImprovesCalifornia's largest wildfire on record is producing very little active flame now and not expected to make any further forward progress.
Loss Of Water In Drought Caused Sierra Nevada To Grow An InchA new NASA study says loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch in height.
Gov. Brown: 'Firefighting at Christmas' May Become Normal in CaliforniaAs firefighters made progress containing six major wildfires from Santa Barbara to San Diego County and evacuees returned home, gusts of up to 50 mph through Sunday posed a threat of flare-ups.
California’s Tree Die-Off Gives Life To New BusinessIn the Sierra National Forest, there are more dead trees than live ones. And figuring out what do with them is a towering task.

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