Salmon on California’s Climate Seesaw

California has a reputation as a balmy “bubble” of unchanging weather—however, such consistency couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to the amount of rainfall Read More…

The Ocean and the Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl was a devastating period in American history, and new research suggests that, surprisingly, the oceans are partly to blame. A team of researchers lead Read More…

Monitoring soil from space

While much of the world relies on satellites for communication and entertainment in day-to-day life, satellites also serve many purposes for science. Satellites can be used for Read More…

Tree rings reveal changes in ocean climate

Scientists have tried many approaches to unravel the complex puzzle of past ocean climates. Now, a recent study in the journal Science uses an unlikely source to Read More…

Climate coin toss

In recognition of World Water Day, we thought it relevant to revisit the drought situation in California. Although we have received a dose of precipitation over the Read More…

Extreme drought by the numbers

As a slew of recent headlines suggests, the water supply outlook for the San Joaquin Valley and the rest of California does not look good for 2014. Read More…

The coming megastorm

California may have a reputation as an earthquake hotspot, but the state's next major disaster could well be an epic flood. Scientists have learned that every two Read More…