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Climate change will make California's drought-flood cycle more volatile, study finds

Published: 
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 4:17pm

The recent past offers a glimpse of California's future.

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California's Trees Are Dying At A Catastrophic Rate

Published: 
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:06pm

John Muir, naturalist and cofounder of the Sierra Club, wrote of the forests in the Sierra Nevada, "Going to the woods is going home." Unfortunately, since 2014 that home has seen unprecedented levels of tree mortality with as many as 129 million trees across 8.9 million acres lost.

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Jerry Brown's work to seal his climate legacy is only half done

Published: 
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:06pm

It seems a little churlish to prod Jerry Brown on carbon issues. He's done as much as any leader in the world to move forward on the climate and energy crises that are the defining challenges of our time.

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The Sierra Nevada snowpack will be 64% smaller by the end of this century. We need to prepare now

Published: 
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:13pm

Although recent storms have dumped heavy snow across the Sierra Nevada, Monday's snowpack measurement will almost certainly show that it is still well below average. Last week, the Sierra-wide reading put the total snowpack at 15.8 inches of water content, or 43% below normal.

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Leaked Memo: EPA Shows Workers How To Downplay Climate Change

Published: 
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 5:29pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday evening sent employees a list of eight approved talking points on climate change from its Office of Public Affairs ― guidelines that promote a message of uncertainty about climate science and gloss over proposed cuts to key adaptation programs.