Climate

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought So Bad, California Received 1 Year Worth Of Rain Over Last 4 Years

Brown grass, low reservoirs and worsening wildfires are undeniable signs of California’s worsening drought. Now new rainfall comparisons highlight just how thirsty the Golden State is, but rising ocean temperatures are giving climate experts hope for a wet winter.

06/23/2015

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience at St Peter's square on May 13, 2015 at the Vatican. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Saint Mary’s College President: Pope Francis Connects Poverty, Ecology In Climate Change Manifesto

Dr. James Donohue, president of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, takes a closer look at Pope Francis’ encyclical where he calls for action on climate change and the environment.

06/22/2015

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Study Suggests Humans Are Behind Mass Extinction Of Animals

A mass extinction – the sixth of its kind in our 4.5-billion-year history – is well underway and humans are to blame.

06/21/2015

Flooding Road in Healdsburg

Flooding In Texas, Oklahoma Fueling Hope That California’s Drought Will Soon End

Years of extreme drought may be coming to an end in Texas and Oklahoma as heavy rains caused deadly flooding, and it’s fueling hope that California’s drought may soon come to an end as well.

05/25/2015

A bud is seen on a mature marijuana plant that is displayed at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Climate Change, Drought Likely Means Marijuana Grown In California Will Be More Potent

Researchers are also concerned about how the increasing number of people growing marijuana on public lands will affect the ecosystem.

05/13/2015

California Governor Jerry Brown (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive Order

Governor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent’s most ambitious climate change law.

04/29/2015

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Pop Quiz: Can You Still Name The Five Causes Of Climate?

Ms. Gonzales. I am an elementary student studying Weather and I am stumped. Can you please help me figure out and understand the 5 Causes of Climate?

03/26/2015

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Ocean Oxygen ‘Dead Zones’ Causing Drop In Fish Numbers, Diversity Off West Coast

Concerned that low-oxygen dead zones in the Pacific off the West Coast are getting more common as the climate changes, scientists are looking at how commercially valuable fish are reacting.

03/16/2015

A sea lion pup. (NOAA)

Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups On California Beaches Spiking To New High

Federal scientists say the number of sea lion pups stranded on California beaches is spiking and is now higher than the total for all of 2013, the last time large numbers of pups starved.

03/16/2015

A gray whale's flukes. (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Gray Whales Showing Up On The Wrong Side Of The World May Be Due To Arctic Warming

Two recent gray whale sightings on the other side of the world may suggest that climate change is forcing them to expand their habitat.

03/15/2015

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