Global warming

Gov. Brown Signs Aggressive Climate Change LawCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious bill on Wednesday to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030.
Gov. Brown, Democrats Change Climate Proposal, Remove Mandate To Cut Oil Use By 50%Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats announced Wednesday that they are scaling back their ambitious proposal to address climate change amid ongoing opposition from the oil industry and some lawmakers.
California's Climate Fight Comes Down To Gov. Brown's Negotiations With His Own PartyCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has to break through a logjam in his own party in the final week of the legislative session.
El Niño Helps Make July Earth's Hottest Month On RecordRecords go back to 1880, but nine of the 10 hottest months on record have happened since 2005.
Silicon Valley Scientists 'Brightening' Clouds To Combat Climate ChangeIn a Silicon Valley research lab, scientists are working on what might be considered the option of last resort for global warming.
Poll Finds Most Californians Say Climate Change Linked To DroughtNearly 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.
Gov. Brown Says World Has Reached 'Tipping Point' On Global Warming At Vatican Climate SummitAt 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.
Study Suggests Humans Are Behind Mass Extinction Of AnimalsA mass extinction - the sixth of its kind in our 4.5-billion-year history - is well underway and humans are to blame.
Pope Francis’ Encyclical On The Environment Gets Early Praise From Bay Area CatholicsPope 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.
Global Warming Turning Earth Into 'Immense Pile Of Filth,' Pope Says In Radical ManifestoFrancis 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.
Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino, But Rainfall Isn't Always GuaranteedClimate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year.
Strengthening El Nino Brings Drought-Drenching Rain To Texas, California May Be NextThere'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.