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Climate Change in California Passes a Tipping Point

Hunter Cutting | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Hunter Cutting

Looking forward to El Niño, California may find soon itself at the other extreme, with global warming fueling the swing from drought to torrent. When storms do break through to California, they are now loaded with additional rainfall due to global warming, dramatically increasing the risk of flooding.

Have We Boomed the Ocean?

David Helvarg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

Overfishing and other environmental disasters have cut the population of the ocean's most evolved creatures (those with spines) nearly in half, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.

El Niño Can Do Some Serious Trash Talking

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

"The water is soooo warm!" That sentence keeps popping out of Angelenos' mouths. It's practically impossible to stick a toe into the California Pacific Ocean without making some sort of immediate involuntary exclamation regarding the water temperature.

Two Droughts and the Cost of 1 Degree of Global Warming

Aaron Packard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Green
Aaron Packard

As our emerging experiences of living with 1 degree of warming demonstrate, finding new sources of relief and support for resilience building is critical.

Cuba Suffers Through The Worst Drought Of ‘The Last Century’

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

With the year-long drought in Cuba forecast to worsen in the coming months, some residents are harboring what may seem like an unusual hope. “I...

5 Steps Toward a Brighter Water Future for California

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

While Californians hope for rain, it remains crucial for the state to improve its long-term water management. Here are some steps to take right now.

Parts of Drought-Stricken California Are Sinking

XPRIZE | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green

As the state thirstily sucks groundwater from underground aquifers, especially to keep its massive agriculture industry operational, the people up above are feeling the ramifications and are beginning to crack -- literally -- under the pressure.

Week to Week News Quiz for 8/14/15

John Zipperer | Posted 08.14.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Not only is Donald Trump taking over the GOP primary campaign, he's taking over our latest Week to Week news quiz. See how much you know about the wee...

Federal Experts: Current El Niño Could Be Historically Strong

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.13.2015 | Green

Federal meteorologists say the current El Niño is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the mo...

The Unfolding Crisis in Kiribati and the Urgency of Response

Aaron Packard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Aaron Packard

At the end of February the scenes in the South Pacific atoll island nation of Kiribati were dramatic and frightening. Waves crashed across the lagoon side of South Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati, swamping everything in their path.

El Nino Finally Arrives, But Don't Expect Much

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say. ...

It's Official: California Just Entered 4th Year Of Severe Drought

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

In California, the start of October brings an anniversary with little cause for celebration. The state ended its third driest year on record and en...

El Nino Expected, But May Not Bring Rain To Parched California

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 4 (Reuters) - The Pacific Ocean phenomenon called El Nino, which can lead to storms in th...

Parched California and Australia Suffer Honey Drought

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

So just how dry is California? According to tree ring data from the University of California at Berkeley, in some parts of the state, it hasn't been this drought-stricken since the year 1580.

Just How Rare Are Two Back-To-Back Hurricanes For Hawaii?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green

Comparatively few really big storms pass close enough to Hawaii to do much more than shake the palm fronds, but now back-to-back storms packing high-s...

8 Misconceptions About El Niño (And La Niña)

Francesco Fiondella | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Francesco Fiondella

For years, people have pointed to El Niño as the culprit behind floods, droughts, famines, economic failures and record-breaking global heat. Can a single climate phenomenon really cause all these events?

UN: Strong Odds Of El Nino's Return By End Of Year

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — There's a strong chance an El Nino weather event will reappear before the end of the year and shake up climate patterns worldwide, the...

Last Month Was The Hottest May In Recorded History

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green

This past May was a scorcher. According to a new report, it was the hottest May in recorded history. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr...

Battle of the Billionaires Shapes This Year's Midterm Elections

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

The Koch brothers, who have built up their vast fortune through oil, gas and coal, will battle to protect their fossil fuel interests. If they succeed, it would mark doom for Barack Obama's second-term green agenda.

Interview with a Climate Vampire

David_Goldstein | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

Last week your Intrepid Reporter (IR) sat down with Jackson Partwhit (JP), Media Director of the Climatewatch Institute. IR: Mr. Partwhit, it says h...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 5/9/14

John Zipperer | Posted 07.09.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Do you know what Vladimir Putin and President Obama are up to? Take our Week to Week news quiz and see if you're correct.

El Nino Looking More Likely, Could Arrive As Soon As Early Summer

Climate Central | Andrea Thompson | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. It’s looking more and more certain that an El Niño is in the works and could arrive as soon a...

Here's How El Niño Affects 2014's Hurricane Forecast

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season could be a real yawner if early forecasts hold true. Phil Klotzbach and William Gray released their outlook Thursd...

NOAA Issues Official El Nino Watch

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 03.06.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year that will change weather worldwide. And that's good n...

Will 2014 Be An El Nino Year?

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Australian climate models indicate an increased chance of an El Nino weather pattern emer...