Typically, Chico experiences between three to four extreme heat days per year. By 2030, that’s expected to quadruple. These projections come from CalAdapt, a state program that explores climate change research.
Ohio’s environmental regulators who have pledged to drastically cut what’s feeding the harmful algae in Lake Erie will consolidate oversight of the work to make sure money is being well spent and research isn’t overlapping.
After constructing water vessels using the methods of prehistoric people who lived on the Channel Islands, researchers found that their 5,000-year-old manufacturing process polluted the air with chemicals that the Environmental Protection Agency classifies as dangerous. The findings, published Friday in the journal Environmental Health, demonstrate that human exposure to harmful chemicals is nothing new.
The natural disaster expert who wrote an extensive report on the Oroville Dam failure will visit Oroville this week. Hailing from UC Berkeley, Robert Bea plans to meet Monday and Tuesday with local politicians, members of the public and press.
Learn about land subsidence problems caused by groundwater pumping in the San Joaquin Valley and what is being done to monitor the critical conditions at a free briefing Aug. 16 at Fresno State. … Speakers from the California Department of Water Resources, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and the U.S. Geological Survey will address this problem and many other topics related to subsidence.
As under secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment in the Obama administration, Catherine Novelli worked with Secretary of State John Kerry to put the health of oceans on the international agenda. … She is also an “Ocean Elder,” part of a group of global leaders on marine issues – among them, Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau and Nainoa Thompson – organized by technology investor Gigi Brisson.
All politics are local. That’s long-proven dogma. One gleaming example involves the Los Angeles River. The L.A. River is a key negotiation point in legislative talks to create a state water and parks bond proposal.
I [David Mas Masumoto] have environmentally correct farm equipment. Our disks and plows were purchased decades ago. … They are ecologically right precisely because they’re old. The energy and resources required to build a new tractor or forklift are huge.
Bill Croyle, who’s been the sometimes controversial public face of the state’s response to the Oroville Dam emergency, announced his retirement Friday as acting director of the Department of Water Resources.
Water releases from Pine Flat Dam were ratcheted up Thursday as federal officials worked to prevent the reservoir from overtopping the dam. … Crews from Kings County and the Kings River Conservation District responded to a small breach in a levee on the south fork of the Kings River between Grangville and Highway 198.
Elected officials from both parties have supported an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast that, after years of work, was scheduled to begin its first limited public operation next year. … One of the system’s biggest proponents is a Republican congressman who has an influential role in shaping the budget of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Join us as we head into the Sierra foothills and the mountains to examine water issues that happen upstream but have dramatic impacts downstream and throughout California. Our Headwaters Tour, Sept. 13 - 14, travels through two national forests and around Lake Tahoe to visit rivers, forests, meadows and California’s most iconic lake. Topics will include forest management, California’s tree mortality epidemic, meadow restoration, wildfires, water quality, energy production, and more.
That musty stench in your sink this week may be coming from Los Angeles drinking water across the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power attributes “an earthy or musty odor” in tap water that has been the subject of complaints this week by Valley customers to a harmless algae bloom caused by downpours in the Owens Valley.