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California Drought, Marine Heat More Likely With Warming

California Drought, Marine Heat More Likely With Warming

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2016

Conditions behind California's drought and warm coastal waters were mostly natural, but not entirely.

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

  • Published: Jun 27th, 2016

California’s Central Valley has three times more freshwater in underground aquifers than previously thought.

Climate Change is Tipping Scales Toward More Wildfires

Climate Change is Tipping Scales Toward More Wildfires

  • Published: Jun 23rd, 2016

New analysis shows how climate change is influencing a dramatic increase in large western wildfires.

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

  • Published: Jun 22nd, 2016

California's overworked firefighters are being forced to take on another task — clearing dead trees.

Everything You Need to Know About Wildfires in One Map

Everything You Need to Know About Wildfires in One Map

  • Published: Jun 15th, 2016

Wildfire season is about to kick off in earnest. Here's how you can track it, one fire at a time.

The Weird Weather That Entrenched California’s Drought

The Weird Weather That Entrenched California’s Drought

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2016

Global warming and the whims of the weather mean California remains in drought despite the El Niño.

America’s Sickest Wetlands Are in the West, EPA Finds

America’s Sickest Wetlands Are in the West, EPA Finds

  • Published: May 31st, 2016

Three-fifths of wetlands in the West are in “poor” condition, but marsh restorations are underway.

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

  • Published: May 24th, 2016

New research shows acidification caused by carbon dioxide kills and stunts baby Dungeness crabs.