Climate change will exacerbate swings between droughts and floods in California and intensify competition for water. Can the state divert northern floodwaters to the thirsty south?
Gov. Newsom has placed most of the state under a drought emergency, which could leave communities struggling with agricultural pollution without drinking water.
Inside Climate News, May 17, 2021
Warmer temperatures would boost pest populations, causing farmers to use more insecticides that, with more frequent and severe storms, turn into toxic runoff.
Inside Climate News, May 10, 2021
Managing the bacteria could help California growers save water and energy needed for traditional frost-protection methods.
Inside Climate News, March 25, 2021
A new study finds that the state’s profitable orchard crops will suffer less frost exposure under climate change, saving water and energy.
Inside Climate News, February 21, 2021
A study of the 2014 marine heat wave suggests that fishermen who turn to other species will fare better in future climate disruptions.
Inside Climate News, Feb. 1, 2021
California’s salmon populations have been dangerously close to extinction for decades. A new partnership may help tip the scales toward recovery.
Inside Climate News, Jan. 5, 2021
Homing in on traits that help grapevines conserve water during drought and heat waves may help breeders develop more resilient grape varieties.
Inside Climate News, Jan. 2, 2021
Flooded fields offer food and habitat for sandhill cranes, egrets and other species. But changing crop choices and rising temperatures are a growing threat.
Inside Climate News, Dec. 6, 2020
Biologists hail the comeback of Northern elephant seals, once hunted to near extinction for their oil-rich blubber, as one of conservation’s great successes. Now, they’re scrambling to protect the rebounding population’s habitat in Point Reyes, California from rising seas.
PBS Nature, June 11, 2019
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