In what may be the first bit of good news in a while for Northern California, rain could be on the way by the end of this week. It could put the kibosh on the Camp Fire, ending one chapter of the deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history. Unfortunately it won’t be all good news as the rain could…
Going outside in the Bay Area now is like smoking a half pack of cigarettes due to smoke from the Camp Fire. Not exactly optimal conditions for peak athletic performance.
Fracking opened up a whole new world of U.S. oil and gas production, along with a pandora’s box of impacts on the environment and climate. A reasonable person who wants to learn about those impacts might head over to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive series of web pages covering the topic. But…
The Camp Fire is an unprecedented disaster in so many ways. Dozens are dead, hundreds are missing, thousands are homeless. But the immediate impacts of the flames are far from the only way it’s assaulting California. As a result of all the smoke, the state is currently home to the worst air quality on the planet.
When it rains, it pours. Tinder dates, job offers, and bad news all abide by this maxim. But it turns out that precipitation itself does, too.
When GOES-17 launched, meteorologists’ hearts skipped a beat. The satellite offered a chance to view all of the U.S. in exceedingly high resolution, and with it, the weather forecasting possibilities were endless.
Everyone who fled the Camp Fire has a story about when they knew things were going to be very, very bad on that fateful Thursday that the flames tore through the town of Paradise and the surrounding region.
The new Congress is going to be a bit different than the old Congress. During an orientation week for new members of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed up at Nancy Pelosi’s office. This in itself would not be news, except that she was joining protestors demanding more urgent climate action.
Boiled down, climate change is a simple math problem. There’s a finite amount of carbon the world can chuck in the atmosphere and still have a stable climate. Each passing year we plunk more of it up there, the smaller the amount we have left to burn.
Iceberg mania briefly overtook the internet last month when NASA captured a rectangular freakberg. But icebergs are with us all the time, and there’s a new animation to help you celebrate them in all shapes and sizes.
Both ends of California are on fire. While firefighters battle the Camp Fire in Northern California, their compatriots in Southern California are facing an equally harrowing situation. Spurred by the Santa Ana winds, the Woolsey and Hill fires are wreaking havoc just north of Los Angeles with an estimated 75,000 homes…
While dawn in California is still a few hours away, it will rise on a town completely changed. The 27,000-person community of Paradise was ravaged by the explosive Camp Fire last night. Early reports indicate the entire town was basically wiped out, and residents died or were severely burned trying to escape the…
An incredibly dangerous wildfire has exploded to life in Northern California. The Camp Fire has spurred numerous evacuations in Butte County as it races across the landscape.
Climate and energy were on state ballots across the country this year. But rather than creating a green wave of new climate policies, there was but a ripple through oil slick.
Democrats took control of the House in the wake of Tuesday’s midterms, and with that the climate landscape has shifted. Any hope of bipartisan climate legislation is dead, but the opportunity is there for Democrats to lean into bolder climate policies.
When the world gets its act together, it can actually solve big problems. Case in point: The ozone hole, which if everything goes according to plan could be healed up by the 2060s, according to a new report from the United Nations.
Tuesday, November 6th, Americans will head to the ballot box to exercise their civic duty and put our weird little democratic experiment through all new tests that we’ll debate for the next two years. We’ll be tracking numerous races and ballot measures that have broad implications in the tech, science, and energy…
Washington voters have an opportunity to make a world-changing decision on Tuesday. They could become the first voters anywhere on Earth to impose a carbon fee on polluting industries.