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Heavy Rains With Warmer Temperatures Not Diminishing California’s Drought Worries

This week has gotten off to a rainy start with some areas receiving more than an inch—a nice addition to last week’s heavy rain. Despite that, it may not be delivering exactly what California needs to get out of this drought.

12/15/2014

Farmer Jim Diedrich digs to check soil moisture on some 600 acres of his farmland which will not be planted this season due to lack of water, in Firebaugh, California in the state's San Joaquin Valley, on March 11, 2009. Normally Diedrich and his son would plant tomatoes in their fields but California's third year of drought have left many farmers without enough water to grow their crops. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

California’s Drought Can’t Be Blamed On Global Warming, Feds Say

A report issued Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said natural variations — mostly a La Nina weather oscillation — were the primary drivers behind the drought that has now stretched to three years.

12/09/2014

Berkeley has approved a plan to place global warning labels on gas pumps. (350 Bay Area)

Berkeley Approves Plan For Global Warming Labels On Gas Pumps

The program is believed to be the first in the nation to address global warning at the gas pump and is expected to be rolled out early in 2015

11/19/2014

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Berkeley Could Soon Add Global Warming Labels To Gas Pumps

In keeping tradition with its progressive history, the city of Berkeley could soon start slapping stickers on gas pumps to warn drivers that burning fuel contributes to global warming.

11/18/2014

This NOAA state-by-state temperature map (NOAA).

California Experiencing The Hottest Year On Record

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – New data released this week by the National Climatic Data Center shows that California is still on pace to have its hottest year on record. The number “120” you see […]

11/14/2014

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Cal Study Predicts 50 Percent Jump In Lightning Strikes Due To Global Warming

A team of U.C. Berkeley climate researchers say models of future cloud behavior suggest a big jump in United States lightning strikes this century.

11/13/2014

The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. (NASA)

Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst ‘Hot Spot’ In Nation

A small hot spot in California’s Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.

10/09/2014

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

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California Air Regulators Dispute Ads Warning Of ‘Hidden Gas Tax’

California air quality regulators are disputing the accuracy of a new ad campaign claiming a hidden gas tax is set to go in effect January 1st that could add up to 76 cents to a gallon of gas in the state.

09/22/2014

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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