Warm Pacific Ocean 'Blob' Facilitated Vast Toxic Algae BloomA new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions.
California Moves To Add Methane Limits To Climate AgendaCalifornia Democrats are taking further steps to advance the state's ambitious climate-change agenda, agreeing to regulate methane emissions from landfills and dairy farms for the first time and approving $900 million in spending on environmental programs.
Lake Tahoe Warming 15 Times Faster Than Long-Term AverageThe average surface temperature of Lake Tahoe has risen faster over the last four years than any time on record - 15 times faster than the long-term warming rate over the past half century, scientists say.
Group Clones California's Huge Trees To Fight Climate ChangeAt the foot of a giant sequoia in California's Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more than 20 stories into the dizzying canopy of a tree that survived thousands of years, enduring drought, wildfire and disease.
Looking At Legacy, Gov. Brown Aims To Extend Climate-Change EffortsCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has launched a campaign to extend some of the most ambitious climate-change programs in the country and ensure his environmental legacy when he leaves office in two years.
Legislature's Lawyer Questions If Gov. Jerry Brown Can Order Greenhouse Gas CutsThe Democratic governor of California issued the order last year setting a new target for cutting carbon emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Climate Change And Pets: More Fleas, More HeartwormClimate change doesn't just affect habitats for wildlife. It's also affecting cats and dogs.
Study: Lake Tahoe Warming Due To Climate ChangeLake Tahoe is among hundreds of lakes worldwide that researchers say are warming due to climate change.
Solar Lobby Questions Gov. Brown's Commitment To Solar Panel IndustryBrown recently signed an ambitious climate change bill, which would make 50 percent of the state’s energy use come from renewable sources by 2030.
Gov. Brown Heads To Paris To Push Pact On Curbing EmissionsCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference, which opens Monday, where he will promote the state's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact.
Study: Global Economy Could Tumble Due To Climate ChangeA new study reveals that the world’s economy could take a hit from climate change.
Gov. Brown Confronts Political SetbacksCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has grown accustomed to reveling in political victories since his return to the state capital in 2011, his national luster restored by shoring up the state's finances and the spotlight on his agenda to cut carbon emissions.