Climate

Land is exposed by the extremely low water level of Lake Kaweah on February 5, 2014 near Visalia, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and what to plant or whether to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round such, as almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: Exploring Water Solutions For California’s Drought

Is our current drought in California part of a natural weather pattern, an aberration, or climate change? KCBS In Depth cohosts speak with Dr. Peter Gleick, a globally recognized scientist who is an expert in water and climate issues, about challenges ahead for California in the midst of the worst drought on record.

09/29/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks with supporters following early results in the June 3 California primary election. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Touts California’s Cap-And-Trade System To UN Climate Summit

Gov. Jerry Brown took his message on climate change to the world stage Tuesday addressing the United Nations Climate Summit as part of star-studded lineup urging action on global warming.

09/23/2014

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger poses next to his gubernatorial portrait at the unveiling in the Rotunda of the State Capitol September 8, 2014 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former Gov. Schwarzenegger Returns To State Capitol For Official Portrait Unveiling, Climate Change Panel

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a rare political appearance on Monday in Sacramento to promote California’s fight against climate change and to attend a ceremony to unveil his official portrait as governor.

09/08/2014

Sea Stars

Animal Update: What’s Causing Millions Of Starfish To Die Along The Pacific Coast?

In recent months, starfish, also known as sea stars, have been dying by the millions up and down the Pacific Coast. Over 20 species have been affected according to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, a veterinarian with the San Francisco SPCA.

07/28/2014

A surfer goes into the water at Ocean Beach (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Southern Winds Producing Monsoonal Climate Also Warming Bay Area Coastal Waters

The same winds bringing the monsoonal moisture causing atypical summer weather in the Bay Area are also causing a phenomenon along the coast – making the water warmer.

07/22/2014

Clouds pass over the San Francisco skyline. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Monsoonal Flow Making For A Cloudy, Wet, Muggy July

The Bay Area summer weather has been rather atypical lately, with clouds, rain and even thunderstorms dotting the area and parts of Northern California, because of a monsoonal flow coming from the south.

07/21/2014

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Bay Area Government Agencies Make Largest Electric-Car Purchase In U.S.

More electric cars are coming to the Bay Area after the Metropolitan Transportation Commission made one of the largest purchases of electric cars in the nation.

07/09/2014

Fog commute, traffic, highway

Decrease Of Central Valley Tule Fog Leaves Farmers’ Future In The Mist

BERKELEY (KCBS) — Results of a new study reveal that tule fog–the dense ground fog that blankets the Central Valley during the winter months—has been steadily decreasing for the last 30 years.

05/22/2014

Jerry Brown Interview

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Says California At ‘Epicenter of Climate Change’

Gov. Jerry Brown says California is at “the epicenter” of the effects of a warming planet as the state experiences longer fire seasons and more destructive wildland blazes.

05/19/2014

This glacier is in Drygalski Fjord on South Georgia Island's southeast coast. Glaciers move downhill at a very slow rate, reaching the water and extending over it. Eventually a piece will break off under its own weight, forming an iceberg. Global warming, which has impacted many Antarctic glaciers, has reduced this glacier's size significantly. (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

KCBS In Depth: Stanford Professer’s Plan For Combating Global Warming In California And 49 Other States

A Stanford researcher has 50 plans, one for each state, which map out how we become 100 percent powered by wind, water and sunlight by the year 2050.

05/19/2014

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