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El Niño Helps Make July Earth’s Hottest Month On Record

Records go back to 1880, but nine of the 10 hottest months on record have happened since 2005.

08/20/2015

A researcher shows how cloud brightening works. (CBS SF)

Silicon Valley Scientists ‘Brightening’ Clouds To Combat Climate Change

In a Silicon Valley research lab, scientists are working on what might be considered the option of last resort for global warming.

08/05/2015

Houseboats are moored on a shrinking arm of the Oroville Lake reservoir which is now at 25 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015. Local media is reporting that California officials are now looking to Australia for advice on how to deal with long term drought as the state enters its fourth year of severe drought. (Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Most Californians Say Climate Change Linked To Drought

Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state’s persistent drought, sharing Gov. Jerry Brown’s environmental concerns as he presses for tougher climate change standards, according to a new statewide poll released Wednesday.

07/29/2015

Governor Jerry Brown addressing climate summit at the Vatican. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Says World Has Reached ‘Tipping Point’ On Global Warming At Vatican Climate Summit

At a climate summit at the Vatican, Gov. Jerry Brown said the world may have reached a tipping point on global warming and that humanity must reverse course or face extinction.

07/21/2015

bearded dragon lizard, pogona

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

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

Pope Francis’ Encyclical On The Environment Gets Early Praise From Bay Area Catholics

Pope Francis on Thursday issued a strong warning on climate change in his latest document, urging the world to deal with the problem now. The document, called an encyclical, has received early praise among Catholics in the Bay Area.

06/18/2015

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Global Warming Turning Earth Into ‘Immense Pile Of Filth,’ Pope Says In Radical Manifesto

Francis framed climate change as an urgent moral issue to address in his eagerly anticipated encyclical, blaming global warming on an unfair, fossil fuel-based industrial model that harms the poor most.

06/18/2015

Image of El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean in December 1997.The white and red areas indicate warmer waters. (NASA)

Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino, But Rainfall Isn’t Always Guaranteed

Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year.

05/21/2015

Sea surface temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. El Niño is characterized by unusually warm temperatures and La Niña by unusually cool temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. Anomalies represent deviations from normal temperature values, with unusually warm temperatures shown in red and unusually cold anomalies shown in blue. (NOAA)

Strengthening El Nino Brings Drought-Drenching Rain To Texas, California May Be Next

There’s a strong chance the rain that’s drenching Texas and the Southern Plains will be heading to California if the current El Nino pattern continues to strengthen.

05/19/2015

UAV Planting (photo courtesy BioCarbon)

Scientists Enlist Drones To Plant Billions Of Trees, Battle Climate Change

There are drones that fight crime, and drones that fight wars. Now, scientists have enlisted drones to plant billions of trees in the fight against climate change.

05/13/2015

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