KQED Science Editor, specializing in weather, climate, water & energy issues. Formerly senior editor of Climate Watch.
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And some say that a fracking boom in California will raise the ante.
A wave generated by Japan's monstrous Tohoku earthquake destroyed Crescent City's fishing harbor. Engineers say the new design should withstand a 50-year event.
Soils may be better primed for the next big downpour.
California has had its share of "megadroughts." This isn't one of them...yet.
And the clock is ticking toward April 1, when snow accumulation usually peaks.
David Perlman, the San Francisco Chronicle's science editor has been on the job for more than a half-century. He covered the launch of the space age and the unfolding of the computer age, and his career has spanned Pluto's entire life as a planet, from its discovery in 1930 to its demotion to sub-planet.
Despite its deserved reputation for climate leadership, California will have to hustle to make its own long-range emissions goals.
San Mateo County faces up to its high-water future--and gets some tips from one of climate adaptation's go-to guys.
Managers of Suisun Bay's legendary "mothball fleet" have winnowed it down to about a dozen ships, from the more than 70 that aroused controversy a few years ago.
California Governor Jerry Brown promises, "this will spread," as three states and one province agree on climate goals -- but no mechanism to enforce them.
The eight states that account for about a quarter of the U.S. car market band together to get more electric cars and other "ZEVs" on the road.
These insidious waves often seem to come out of nowhere and claim lives -- even on calm, sunny days. But how?
A longstanding experimental forest lies perilously close to the wildfire raging near Yosemite. Scientists are holding their breath, hoping the voracious Rim Fire doesn't set back years of research into...fire management, among other things.