Artificial light makes the modern world possible. But not all kinds of light are good for us. Electric light has fundamentally altered our lives, our bodies and the very nature of our sleep.
Activists are hoping local residents will do what state legislators haven’t done -- shut down the controversial oil production technique known as hydraulic fracturing.
A wave of high tides is expected to hit much of the East Coast this week. These special tides – king tides — occur a few times a year when the Moon's orbit brings it close to the Earth. But scientists say that lately, even normal tides throughout the year ...Read More
Research published Sunday concluded that the upper 2,300 feet of the Southern Hemisphere’s oceans may have warmed twice as quickly after 1970 than had previously been thought.
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Gov. Jerry Brown (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) Speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown said California is ahead of the pack when it comes to lowering greenhouse gases. At the U.N. Private Sector Forum, Brown cited laws requiring more alternative energy sources, more electric vehicles and better ...Read More
By Isaac Silk People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on Sept. 21, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Hundreds of thousands of climate change protesters, including a large delegation of Californians, descended on New York this past weekend ahead of the United Nations ...Read More
Only 1924 and 1977 were drier. And there's little in the long-range forecasts to suggest a rebound soon.
Climate change is making the weather pattern that's responsible for California's drought more likely, according to a new study from Stanford.
It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in New Jersey, devastating cities throughout the region. As cities and towns along the coast consider how to prepare for future weather patterns, and avert the kind of damage that happened in 2012, a two-pronged response has emerged — ...Read More
The Carbon Map was created by Duncan Clark and Robin Houston from the design firm KILN as an entry to the World Bank's Apps for Climate competition. Recently updated and featured on The Guardian, the map resizes the world's geography to reflect the nations most responsible ...Read More
From KQED Education Do Now: Climate change has been on the minds of a lot of people with the release of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and the third National Climate Assessment. Who is responsible for curtailing carbon emissions?
A new federal report affirms what scientists have been saying for years: California's "bank account" of snow-melt water may be overdrawn within decades.
Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.
Streets in New York City and other towns are being taken over by marchers Sunday in what organizers hope will be the largest climate change protest in history.
Dan Reiter, 37, is a long-boarder and contractor who used to live in Tampa. Then he discovered the surf breaks along a stretch of coast south of Cape Canaveral. "It's one of the most beautiful places in the world to live and surf and raise your kids," says Reiter, ...Read More
California water districts are eyeing a potential new source of water: trees. After a century of fire suppression, Sierra Nevada forests are more dense than ever before. And those pine trees are taking up a lot of water that might otherwise run off into California rivers.
To help adapt to the increased flood risks affecting people and property along the coast, the San Francisco Bay and inland waterways, California lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown that would direct the state to compile the nation’s most elaborate sea level rise planning database.
People in Maryland love their Baltimore orioles — so much so that their major league baseball team bears the name of the migrating bird. Yet, by 2080, there may not be any orioles left in Maryland. They migrate each year and, according to a new report, could soon be forced ...Read More