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Court Rules California Climate Payments Aren’t Taxes

Court Rules California Climate Payments Aren’t Taxes

  • Published: Apr 7th, 2017

A California appeals court rejected a claim that payments required to release greenhouse gases are a tax.

Calif. Snowpack Healthy Again, but Warming Looms Large

Calif. Snowpack Healthy Again, but Warming Looms Large

  • Published: Apr 3rd, 2017

California finally has a healthy mountain snowpack, but as temperatures continue to rise, that could change in the future.

California Farmers Use Floodwater to Replenish Aquifers

California Farmers Use Floodwater to Replenish Aquifers

  • Published: Feb 17th, 2017

As the climate warms and infrastructure ages, California is trying to boost underground water storage.

Congress Protects Coasts From Climate Change With Mud

Congress Protects Coasts From Climate Change With Mud

  • Published: Feb 14th, 2017

The federal government will use mud from dredging projects to protect coasts from erosion and rising seas.

Beginning of the End of CA Drought, But What’s Next?

Beginning of the End of CA Drought, But What’s Next?

  • Published: Jan 13th, 2017

Storms have wiped out part of California's drought. Global warming could bring climate swings in the future.

Democrats’ Domination May Save Calif. Climate Program

Democrats’ Domination May Save Calif. Climate Program

  • Published: Dec 8th, 2016

Gains by California Democrats may see Sacramento take over from Washington as the climate leader in the U.S.

Winter Drought Forecast for Much of U.S.

Winter Drought Forecast for Much of U.S.

  • Published: Oct 21st, 2016

Winter will bring continued dry conditions in California, the Southeast and parts of the Northeast.

Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

  • Published: Oct 10th, 2016

Global warming is being blamed for 44 percent of the total area burned in Western forest fires since 1984.