Record wildfires burn a million acres in the Pacific Northwest; It's official: June 2014 was the hottest June globally on record; EPA moves to block massive Pebble Mine; California moves to block oil industry polluting groundwater.
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Did you know global warming is no longer a preventable possibility, but a exceedingly brutal reality? How about the fact that California's record drought just got worse, given how the meager winter snowpack is gone and hence the fire danger is already at ridiculous levels?
California is facing a historic drought. But a new report from NRDC and the Pacific Institute highlights a lot of ways we can help protect ourselves from water shortages while using water more wisely.
Why should special provisions be made to ensure plentiful water for surprisingly well-heeled nut farmers when our steelhead and salmon populations are facing collapse?
Ever wonder which companies aggregate all of that big data into compelling and easy-to-use visuals? It turns out that there are three entrepreneurial companies that are leading innovation in the industry.
The next time you go to throw away an old pair of jeans or t-shirt, make sure you check to see if your building, city, place of employment or even your kid's school has a textile recycling program.
It takes me less than two days to save enough water to grow more vegetables than I can eat using only simple, inexpensive items and without making any significant changes to my behavior. I find that to be an incredibly powerful and empowering idea.
As one parched Texas town turns to toilets for drinking water, I wonder what the future holds for us here in California -- in the midst of one of the ...
Italian entrepreneur Arturo Vittori has designed a seemingly economical and sustainable solution for harvesting atmospheric water vapors -- literally collecting drinking water from the air.
I spoke with Joel Bach, the series' co-creator and executive producer to get the details of the upcoming TV series that will finally put climate change and worn-out Mother Earth (apparently, she's not big on forgiveness... ) on the national agenda.
Even in extreme drought, 40 days and 40 nights of rain is not the answer.
Some people believe in abundance, that the universe will provide. Others believe in scarcity, that there's not enough to go around. I seem to be bi. I...
The problem in California isn't environmental safeguards. It isn't a dearth of storage capacity. It's a lack of rain. Sacrificing the Bay-Delta ecosystem and building more canals and reservoirs won't usher in the rain clouds or create more water.
California is basically a dry state, subject to periodic severe droughts. So, how come the largest water user is cow pasture, watered with giant sprinklers sending great sprays into the atmosphere?
Solving the climate crisis is not a technical problem, it is a political one. Politicians will take steps to restore the environment and protect human health if, and only if, citizens and voters demand it. The public generally favors clean air and water and limits on carbon pollution. But the fossil energy industry, powerful and wealthy, has mobilized its forces to block progress. That means citizens who want to move climate to the top of the political agenda will have to mobilize as well, by supporting, with determination, persistence and funding, organizations that are dedicated to averting climate chaos.