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California Narrowly Upholds Key Policy For Solar Growth

California Narrowly Upholds Key Policy For Solar Growth

  • Published: Jan 30th, 2016

California delivered a narrow victory to the solar industry, maintaining a policy that has underpinned solar's growth.

El Niño Is Here, So Why Is California Still in Drought?

El Niño Is Here, So Why Is California Still in Drought?

  • Published: Jan 29th, 2016

Even though El Niño-fueled storms have brought rain and snow to California, the state remains in intense drought.

El Niño Heat Peaks, But Impacts Still to Come

El Niño Heat Peaks, But Impacts Still to Come

  • Published: Jan 11th, 2016

While El Niño's ocean temperatures may have peaked, the biggest impacts for the U.S. are likely still to come.

The 2015 Wildfire Season Set an Ominous Record

The 2015 Wildfire Season Set an Ominous Record

  • Published: Jan 6th, 2016

For the first time on record, U.S. wildfires burned more than 10 million acres in a year.

The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

  • Published: Dec 30th, 2015

From disappearing ice sheets to rising temperature to megadroughts, these are the top climate science studies.

8 Western States Have Warmest Year So Far

8 Western States Have Warmest Year So Far

  • Published: Nov 6th, 2015

Eight western states have recorded their warmest year-to-date through October, and the Lower 48 could see a Top 10.

Attribution Studies Home in on Climate Change Signal

Attribution Studies Home in on Climate Change Signal

  • Published: Nov 5th, 2015

The role of climate change in extreme weather events is examined in an annual compilation of attribution studies.

Warming Is Increasing Wildfire Risks in California

Warming Is Increasing Wildfire Risks in California

  • Published: Nov 5th, 2015

Climate change is worsening wildfire risks in the West, but pinpointing its effects remains difficult.