Tag: climate change
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.
A performance artist will stand in San Francisco Bay for a tidal cycle of thirteen hours to dramatize the challenge of rising seas. At high tide, she'll be covered up to her neck.
Polar ice sheets are shrinking, sea level is rising and 44% of the world's population lives within 90 miles of the sea in the coastal zone. Oceanographer John Englander's addressed these topics in a recent talk, "Melting Ice, Rising Seas, and Shifting Shorelines: the New Normal" at the Aquarium of the Bay.
Environmentalists want Berkeley drivers to see a connection between pumping gas and dumping carbon into the atmosphere.
Data about volcanic eruptions and industrial pollution are encoded in great works of art.
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.
Ancient ice is an important source of information about global climates of the past. Although the ice itself is a valuable record, the real prize is the air bubbles preserved in it, some that could be as much as 1.5 million years old.
By the end of the century, the Bay Area's landscape could look more like Southern California's, raising tough questions for land managers trying to preserve parks and open space.
The world's biggest trees are experiencing a growth spurt, and scientists think climate change may be playing a part in it.
Valero wants to start using trains to bring crude oil to its Bay Area refinery. But the project is raising concerns about congestion, safety and air pollution in the East Bay city of Benicia – and the connection it may have to Canada’s controversial tar sands.
A new report by Stanford University scientists finds that the earth is warming much faster than thought. What might be even more surprising is the speed of the change.
Californians continue to favor strong, immediate action on climate, but not at any cost. And most of us still drive to work solo.
President Obama is introducing a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and support more renewable energy development.
Scientists at UC Berkeley are asking the public to help transcribe field notes from millions of insect specimens.