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.
Proposal Would Commit California To Slow Shrinking Of Salton SeaThe plan involves building ponds at the ends of the salty, desert lake which has suffered a string of environmental setbacks since the 1970s.
Video Shows Climate Change Over Last Century In Just Thirty-Five SecondsA new video from a Finnish weather researcher illustrates the drastic changes in temperature in 191 countries, in just 35 seconds.
Summer, Winter Overlap In Tahoe's Longest Ski Season In Resort HistoryThere's a startling sight at Lake Tahoe this summer. Vacationers on the lake look up and see skiers on the snow-capped mountains, just a few miles away.