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Climate Scientists Confirm 2014 Was California’s Warmest Year On Record

The National Climate Data Center (NCDC) released end-of-year weather information for the U.S. Thursday, and it confirms that 2014 was California’s warmest calendar year on record.

01/08/2015

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High-Tech Binoculars On Marin County Trail Simulate Bay Vistas After Decades Of Global Warming

Sophisticated software-enhanced binoculars installed on the Marin County shoreline will let viewers envision the San Pablo Bay after decades of global warming and rising sea levels.

12/27/2014

(CBS SF)

Extreme Surf Slams California Coast, Floods Mill Valley Roads During ‘King Tide’

A natural coast rhythm around the winter solstice is bringing the year’s highest tides to California shores, creating a coastal flood advisory for the Bay Area through Tuesday.

12/22/2014

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

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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

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