| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:31 AM
Thanks to an increasing deficit of rain, moderate drought conditions have developed on the southern tip of the state.
For now, all that really means is that southwestern Miami-Dade County is becoming more vulnerable to wildfire.
It doesn't pose any...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 1:36 PM
Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West.
Measurement stations in western Colorado...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:27 PM
This past sunny, hot weekend, thousands of Angelenos took to the mountains and beaches for hiking, biking, rollerblading and jogging. Many of these people likely had a moment when they looked around with a smile and thought, wow, what a life we live here,...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:29 AM
Brazil: The lowest rainfall levels since 1930 have led to a severe water shortage in Sao Paulo, causing water rationing in the country's commercial capital of 20 million people. Many homes and businesses are experiencing drastically reduced access to...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:55 PM
Drought, fire suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study to be released Tuesday has found.
Researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the U.S. Geological Survey...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:56 PM
Drought, fire-suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser with smaller trees and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study to be released Tuesday has found.
Researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the U....
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:14 PM
The data are back and what climate experts predicted was indeed true – 2014 was the hottest year on record in California.
According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center, the average temperature...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Global warming will bring the "unprecedented" risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers claim.
The forecast, which was published online Thursday in the new journal...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:16 PM
I am astounded by the reaction to the statues of bunny rabbits at the City Hall park.
It is fun for me to see children and their adult companions playing among the rabbits. Many people are drawn to the park to experience the sculpture, and it...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:56 PM
A tractor rumbled over 2 acres of green turf last month at the MillerCoors brewery, its mechanical rake leaving wide swaths of thirsty grass chomped up in its wake.
The once-lush knoll, by springtime, will feature a pathway of decomposed granite, a...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:28 PM
A cold snap this week brought snow and freezing temperatures to much of California during the final days of the year, but for the most part 2014 was hot.
In fact, it was the warmest year for California since record-keeping began in 1877.