California isn’t Accounting for this Major Emitter

California isn’t Accounting for this Major Emitter

California Gov. Jerry Brown made international news when he vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s attempts to cut America’s climate change research and rescind the nation’s commitment to the Paris Agreement. Brown’s commitment to fighting climate change seems real, and under his leadership, his state has engaged in numerous greenhouse-gas reduction plans. But there are … Read more

California is Preparing for a Future Full of Extreme Weather

California is Preparing for a Future Full of Extreme Weather

Two straight months of heavy rainfall have effectively ended five straight years of drought in California. But with parts of the state reporting more than 100 inches of precipitation since last fall, the rain activity has also caused floods, road closures, infrastructure damage and evacuations in many areas. As a result of the unpredictable nature … Read more

Scientists Are Planning the Next Big Washington March

Scientists Are Planning the Next Big Washington March

**UPDATE** The March for Science date has been set for April 22. Check out this international map of march locations. Get involved with a local march, for example Humboldt county’s march here. Last weekend, a massive milieu of women in pink hats descended on Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March. The next big protest being … Read more

Scientists link toxic algal blooms along U.S. West Coast to warm waters in the Pacific

Scientists link toxic algal blooms along U.S. West Coast to warm waters in the Pacific

Late in 2015, we published a series of stories about a large-scale harmful algal bloom year off the West Coast that resulted in numerous marine animal deaths and closures of recreational and commercial fisheries in California, Oregon, and Washington. At the time, scientists hypothesized that the severe, widespread toxic bloom was connected to unusually persistent … Read more