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Running Drier: The Colorado 50 Years Out

By Gretchen Weber, KQED Climate Watch The Colorado River is a critical source of water for more than 30 million people throughout the western United… Read More

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Heading in the Wrong Direction, New Data Shows

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Heading in the Wrong Direction, New Data Shows

The lack of progress on overall emissions reductions, as well as de-carbonizing the global economy, means that limiting the rise in global average temperature to no more than 3.6° F this century is becoming increasingly difficult.… Read More

Weeds From Hell in a Greenhouse World

Weeds From Hell in a Greenhouse World

Highly invasive yellow starthistle is already causing problems in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and climate change may make it worse.… Read More

Planting Seeds for a New CA Nuclear Plant

By Sasha Khokha, KQED Climate Watch Backers of a new Fresno "clean energy park" aim to use nuclear power to clean up salty irrigation water in Calif… Read More

Looking to the Tropics for Drought Relief

Looking to the Tropics for Drought Relief

In April, Kris Wilson was worried that his home would be one of them. “The greatest urban fire risk in the U.S. is where I live — in the woods west of Austin, he says.… Read More

Public Lands Ripe for Renewable Energy Development, Report Says

Public Lands Ripe for Renewable Energy Development, Report Says

How do we know whether to protect the nation’s vast federal lands or develop the massive renewable energy potential they hold?… Read More

California’s Ingenious Flood Relief Valve

Opening California's "spillway" is not the sort of thing that brings out CNN This week officials made the uncomfortable decision to place thousands… Read More

Building to the Future

Building to the Future

But for the interior designers of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) new office building in Golden, Colorado, the beetle scourge was also an aesthetic and symbolic opportunity.… Read More