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
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.
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.
Two prominent California water experts advise: don't bet on wet.
A new report echoes some of the worst fears of a fourth straight drought year.
New rules for existing power plants could mean more partners for California's carbon market.
Power players in California water policy seem to agree for once: It's time to get serious about groundwater.
A key indicator of California's water prospects is likely to peak out at about one-third of normal.
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.