Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York, is a prolific writer and frequently cited authority on astronomy in the popular media. This spring, Tyson hosts a new TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, an update of the influential 1980 PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Journey.
Scientists are testing samples and using models to try to zero in on when it will reach the California coast and how much there will be when it does.
It's natural for us humans to think of the current California drought as a human crisis. Yes, it affects all 38 million of us who have staked a claim on this desirable real estate, and yes, people across the United States and beyond who consume our state's bounty of farm ...Read More
Recent observations of the dwarf planet Ceres by the European Herschel Space Observatory have revealed for the first time the presence of water vapor on this object in the Main Asteroid Belt.
Insecticides and rat poisons, heavily used to protect crops, are killing wildlife, biologists warn. ...Read More
The NASA spacecraft is designed to answer a 42-year-old mystery about lunar dust, but it's also snapping photos along the way.
We've thought about drilling offshore for oil and gas long before we thought about finding fresh water there. A recent review paper in Nature has brought the topic of offshore fresh groundwater to wider visibility.
The San Francisco Bay Delta watershed is enormous. It has also been enormously altered. Volunteer, non-profit and government efforts have all done a great deal to restore the watershed. But according to Derek Hitchcock, an ecologist with The Watershed Project, “Cultural healing is needed before watershed healing.”
But the question of whether the northern stretch of the pipeline will be built remains open. ...Read More
A rising sea makes things only a little worse than what we're used to, or at least what geologists are used to. Geoscientists are ready to help with this foreseeable future.
It's more than two years late, but California farmers say they're relieved the House finally passed a compromise farm bill. ...Read More
Earthquake experts always say it's not a matter of if but when "The Big One" will strike. In the near future, though, Californians could get a warning before the shaking reaches them. That is, if the state is able to build up its bare-bones early warning system. A series of ...Read More
Governor Jerry Brown's emergency drought declaration allows regulators to relax some water quality standards, as the state tries to balance the needs of wildlife and people.
Authorities say they've arrested three people in connection with brushfire near Glendora. ...Read More
Utilities find that nothing drives water savings quite like giving you a peek at your neighbors' habits.
Very high fire danger forecast for hills and mountains. Little hope of rain for the rest of the month. ...Read More