Craig is KQED's science editor, specializing in weather, climate, water & energy issues, with a little seismology thrown in just to shake things up. Prior to his current position, he launched and led the station's award-winning multimedia project, Climate Watch. Craig is also an accomplished writer/producer of television documentaries, with a focus on natural resource issues.
Craig Miller's Latest Posts
But given the state of long-range forecasting, climatologists admit that the glimmer could be a mirage.
And a trick to prevent seasickness that the skipper swears by (other than staying ashore).
Who's using the most -- and the least water? The numbers are in -- but officials warn that they can be misleading.
The last of the Coast Guard's big icebreakers departs San Francisco Bay this week, a rare sight on the Bay and a reminder that the U.S. is falling behind in the race for polar dominance -- and knowledge.
A new statewide poll reveals a virtual tie between water and jobs atop the most-pressing-issues list.
Only 1924 and 1977 were drier. And there's little in the long-range forecasts to suggest a rebound soon.
Water worries persist -- and may be driving support for a multi-billion-dollar water bond.
The South Napa Earthquake revealed how much we've yet to learn about seismic faults in the Napa Valley.
The Napa quake jump-started several streams in the Napa and adjoining valleys, but how long they'll run and where the water is coming from is hard to pin down.
The peculiar set of ocean conditions is known as a California rainmaker -- but El Niño's reputation has been greatly exaggerated.
Enforcement strategies are all over the map, literally and figuratively.
Odds of a strong pattern of warm Pacific waters forming in time to bring winter rains are diminishing.
Stanford launches a major investigation of the state's dwindling groundwater resources and finds "alarming" gaps.
Those surveyed say they favor mandatory restrictions on water use.
Economists estimate that the drought will cost the state's farm economy about $2.2 billion this year, including the loss of more than 17,000 jobs.
The data could yield a much more precise picture of how accumulating greenhouse gases will affect the planet.