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A Story About Once and Future California, Written in the Rings of Redwoods

February 08, 2017 by Lucy Kang

Why would a scientist count a quarter of a million redwood tree rings?

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How Tree ‘Heart Attacks’ Threaten the West’s Dry Forests

July 01, 2016 by Grant Peters

What causes a drought-stressed tree to die?

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Trees Capture Fog — So Why Can’t We?

December 30, 2015 by Ramin Skibba

Dozens of experimental fogcatchers stand poised like sentinels across coastal cliffs and fields along the Central Coast, awaiting the marine layer to enshroud them.

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The Guadalupe River Needs Rain

October 30, 2015 by Destiny Palacios

For the last few months, the Guadalupe River, the major river of the 10th largest city in the United States, has been essentially out of water.

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Today in El Niño Advice: Don’t Worry About The Blob

September 01, 2015 by Eric Simons

The Pacific Ocean is the hottest we've ever seen it. What that means -- or doesn't -- for the coming El Niño.

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What Is An Atmospheric River, and How Does One Affect California’s Rainfall?

July 27, 2015 by Les Rowntree

Current climate change research suggests California’s weather could become even more variable than in the past, a “new normal” of drier dry periods punctuated by wetter winter storms.

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California’s Drought, As Measured From the Sky

January 22, 2015 by Alison Hawkes

Up until recently, there were limited and fairly antiquated options on how to measure California's snowpack.

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Video: A Walk on Lagunitas Creek Where the Coho Spawn

December 29, 2014 by Rick Bacigalupi

NoahLani Litwinsella has been volunteering with SPAWN, the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network, since he was just a small fry.

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Water Hyacinth Thrives in Drought Stricken Delta

December 22, 2014 by Theodore Andersen

Drought brings ideal conditions for rapid spread of water hyacinth in the Delta.

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High Pressure Ridge Gone at Start of Rainy Season

December 13, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Is California's drought caused by "natural variability" or was it much more likely to happen under climate change?

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