Ten days ago the state set new heat records and brush fires broke out. Burn areas in the Santa Cruz Mountains rekindled. Then, over the last three days, a 2,000-mile-long filament of water in the sky burst over the areas that last week sat brown and smoking.
Climate change is dramatically altering the San Francisco Bay Area's ecosystems and raising profound questions among conservationists about how to help species best adapt to new conditions.
Pandemic, civil rights protests, fires, election, and oh yes, possibly the second driest calendar year on record.
San Francisco records back-to-back fully dry Octobers for the second time in 170 years.
At a time when development is paving over habitat and climate change is transforming ecosystems at an unprecedented pace, California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot says the state has a moral imperative to focus on biodiversity.
Can site-specific dance and other forms of art help us more deeply grasp the reality of our changing shorelines?
What happens in an always warm world when it doesn’t rain for an unusual amount of time?
Update Nov. 15, 2019: This story has been revised to reflect the city’s vote on Thursday, Nov. 14 to approve the project. Planners, climate scientists, and environmentalists generally agree that two of the most critical measures California should take to … Read more
Much of California enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate where the weather typically swings like a pendulum from warm, dry summers to cool, wet winters. Year-to-year, this pendulum can swing with great variation. If it doesn’t swing toward rain and snow … Read more
The drought killed a lot of trees. But not all of them.
An examination of Northern California illustrates the challenges of trying to predict the future for evolving species.