'Not A Short-Term Feature': Scientists Warn California Needs Much More Rain To End DroughtEven if California were to have above-average rain and snow this winter, warming temperatures mean it still likely won't be enough to make up for all the water California lost.
As Wet Weather Finally Rolls In, California Issues Statewide Drought Emergency ProclamationAfter California saw its driest year on record in nearly 100 years, the entire state is now under a drought emergency, officials said Tuesday.
Climate Change Fuels California Emphasis On Preventing FiresCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday approved nearly $1 billion in new spending to prevent wildfires, signaling a policy shift in a state that historically focused more on putting out fires than stopping them before they start.
Algae Bloom Reaches Danger Level At Central California ReservoirA bloom of toxic blue-green algae in a Central California reservoir has reached the danger level, the state Department of Water Resources said Tuesday.
CBS News Poll: Californians Are Concerned About Climate Change After Extreme Summer WeatherAs Californians stagger through another summer of extreme weather, A CBS News poll finds that less than half of residents who weighed in say they feel the impact of climate change.
Future Flooding In Tahoe? UC Davis Study Says Climate Change Makes An Impact On The LakeScientists with the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center say climate change may leave lasting impacts on Lake Tahoe, and it may not take decades to see it happen.
Warming Rivers In US West Killing Fish, Imperiling IndustryBaby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another.
California Wildfires Have Already Scorched 3 Times More Land In 2021 Than Same Time Last YearA severe drought coupled with the human-induced climate crisis has sparked a fire season that has already seen more than three times as much land burned in California this year than during the same time span last year, officials said.
Schwarzenegger: Climate Activists Should Focus On PollutionArnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday urged climate activists to offer a focused, hopeful message that targets pollution rather than turning off the public with “constant alarm which cannot be sustained.”
With The West Facing Brutal Fire Season, Biden Says He’ll Hire More Federal Firefighters And Raise PayThe Biden administration said Wednesday it is hiring more federal firefighters - and immediately raising their pay - as officials ramp up response efforts in the face of a severe drought that is setting the stage for another destructive summer of intense wildfires across the West.
Carbon Dioxide Levels Now 50% Higher Than Preindustrial TimeThe annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air has reached another dangerous milestone: 50% higher than when the industrial age began.
Could Telemedicine Help Combat Climate Change? Some Doctors Say YesThe pandemic brought telemedicine to the forefront of healthcare, as its use surged 3,000% over the last year. Now some are asking, could it help combat climate change?
Monitor: All Of California In Moderate Drought Or Worse For First Time Since 2014Drought conditions intensified in parts of California over the past week, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday.
Researchers Show How Soil Is Unsuspecting Weapon In Fighting Climate ChangeCalifornia has long been seeing the effects of climate change with raging wildfires and grueling drought seasons, but researchers say the soil is the secret weapon in the fight.
California's Grim Milestone: 4 Million Acres Burned In WildfiresCalifornia is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) burned this year by wildfires that have killed 30 people and incinerated hundreds of homes in what is already the worst fire season on record.