Contra Costa Supervisors Approve Commitment To Climate-Friendly MeasuresA resolution committing Contra Costa County government leaders to prepare for shifting from a fossil fuels-based economy to a greener one was unanimously approved Tuesday by the county's Board of Supervisors.
'New Normal' Climate, Wildfires Prompt Longtime Californians to Consider LeavingArthur Gies has lived in Northern and Southern California his entire life. Now, after weeks of smoky air plus sporadic heat waves he's looking to leave the Golden State. He's not alone.
Study: Number of NorCal Wildfires Increased Since 1984, Climate Change Making Fires WorseA new study from UC Davis found that the number of high-severity wildfires in Northern California have been increasing by 10% each decade since 1984.
'Less Is More' - Reducing Carbon Footprint Takes On New Urgency Amid California WildfiresFor many, recent wildfires and the orange skies above the Bay Area were a wake-up call when it comes to climate change.
Newsom Emphasizes 'Evidence Of Climate Change' During Wildfire UpdateGov. Gavin Newsom emphasized on Wednesday how climate change drives the state's growing wildfire season as he provided updates on California's ongoing struggle with over two dozen major fires.
'I Don't Think Science Knows;' Trump Disputes Climate Change Science During California Wildfires BriefingPresident Donald Trump arrived in Sacramento Monday to get a first-hand report on the devastation left behind by the state's historic outbreak of wildfires and quickly stepped into the fray of the ongoing climate-change debate.
Tiny Sea Creatures Might Hold Secret to Slowing Climate ChangeCutting-edge technology in Monterey County is shining a light on a mysterious sea creature that could be a vital and powerful ally in the fight against climate change.
UC Climate Experts Warn California Wildfires, Extreme Weather Events Will Get WorseIf it seems like California's wildfires and weather are becoming more extreme, climate experts say they are, and, in fact, it's going to get worse. The orange and dark skies over the Bay Area may be a ominous sign of what will be in our future.
Think The 2020 California Wildfires Are Bad? Experts See Worse Natural Disasters In FutureFreak natural disasters — most with what scientists say likely have some kind of climate change connection — seem to be everywhere in the crazy year 2020.
California Joins 22 States Suing Trump Administration Over Vehicle Emissions, Fuel StandardsCalifornia and 22 other states sued the administration of President Donald Trump on Wednesday to challenge new, less strict standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.
9th Circuit Court Revives Lawsuits By California Cities Against Oil CompaniesA federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday gave a new lease on life to lawsuits in which eight California cities and counties are seeking to have oil companies pay millions or billions of dollars for sea walls and other protections from rising seas.
Study: COVID-19 Lockdowns Sends Emissions Down 17%, But Change May Be TemporaryAs predicted, carbon dioxide emissions have declined during the Covid-19 pandemic. But if past crises are any indication, the environmental gains may be short-lived.
Coronavirus Update: California Emissions Dip Drastically During Shelter-In-Place, UC Davis Study FindsWhile the coronavirus shelter-in-place orders have caused a steep decline in traffic, a new study looks to quantify the environmental impact of taking all those tailpipes off the roads.
Contra Costa Co. Plans Online Earth Day CelebrationContra Costa County residents are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day online Saturday with Supervisor John Gioia.
Global Warming Drives 'Mega Drought' Across Western States, Study FindsAlmost half of the two-decade-long drought which has parched much of the western United States can be blamed on man-made global warming, according to a study in Thursday’s journal Science.