Weather Extra: Warming Climate Intensifying Hurricanes And WildfiresThe images have been stunning this week -- raging flames roaring down Highway 50 toward Tahoe, hurricane winds tearing through homes along the Louisiana coastline, flood waters cascading into New York subway stations.
Lawrence Berkeley Lab Heads Effort To Collect Water Data In U.S. WestThe multimillion-dollar effort led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory launches next week.
Newsom Lays Out Firefighting Strategy As Wildfire Season Heats UpWith the peak of wildfire season still ahead, Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged more money and more manpower, along with a shift in strategy in a visit to the fire-ravaged Santa Cruz Mountains on Tuesday.
The California Dream: CBS News Poll Reveals Divisions On Climate Change Along Party LinesThe California Dream CBS News Poll reveals a clear divide as to whether climate change is a “very important issue.” 79% of Democrats say it is. Among Independents, that number is 53%, and only 34% among Republicans.
Lake Tahoe Reports 9th Record High Temperature Since Mid-JuneThe temperature reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) Thursday in South Lake Tahoe, California, which sits at an elevation of 6,237 feet (1,901 meters) on the Nevada line.
California Drought: Power Plant At Oroville Dam Shut Down Due To Low Water LevelsFor the first time ever, water levels at Lake Oroville are so low due to drought and heat, its power plant had to be shut down.
Warming Rivers in US West Killing Fish, Imperiling Industry
Fire Whirls, 'Pyro' Clouds, Smoky Skies: Extreme Fire Behavior a Preview of What's to ComeAs scientists examine how much of this summer's wildfire behavior can be attributed to human-caused climate change, they say extreme fire events seen recently may only be a preview of what's to come in the coming decades.
San Francisco Supes Adopt New Goals to Battle Climate ChangeSan Francisco has new targets for the cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a set of climate change goals Tuesday.
Port of Oakland Adds Electric Trucks, Charging Stations In Pilot ProjectThe Port of Oakland announced it has added 10 new electric trucks as part of a multi-million-dollar demonstration project aimed at reducing pollutants generated by its seaport operations.
Heat Wave: Brentwood Wilts Under Withering TemperaturesOn the edge of the Delta, Brentwood is getting scorched in this weekend's heatwave. Residents there say the feeling is a familiar one.
Drought-Plagued Western U.S. Stuck in Vicious Climate Feedback LoopMore than 30 million people are under heat warnings and advisories with more than 93 percent of the West in drought this week. Scientists say heat and drought are inextricably linked in a vicious feedback loop that climate change makes even harder to break.
Warming Climate, Low Sierra Snowpack, Evaporating Runoff Extend California DroughtThe West's historic drought is the result of many factors, one of which scientists have recently begun to analyze with more scrutiny: snow drought.
California Urges EPA To Let State Set Its Own Auto Emissions StandardsOfficials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards.
Oakland, San Jose Mayors Urge Residents To Take Part In Energy Savings Challenge; Smart Thermostats Given AwayThe mayors of Oakland and San Jose are among those who have partnered with a startup in an effort to challenge residents to save energy this summer.