Drought

Western 'mega-ridge' heat wave could lead to hottest World Series game on record

Another heat wave is in full swing across the West, with triple-digit heat roasting southern California and raising wildfire risks to "critical" …

Weather

Oppressive heat to grow worse Tuesday in San Diego

Nearly 90 schools will close early on Tuesday for a second straight day as San Diego County reaches the peak of a classic autumn heat wave that’s …

California

Two years after blowout, future of gas field remains unclear

<i>Geologist Thom Davis displays an old earthquake map showing how wells at the Aliso Canyon Oil Field (later the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage</i> …

Southern California

Astros-Dodgers World Series is more proof that playoff droughts aren't safe in MLB - CBSSports.com

In the last several years, lots of droughts have ended in MLB<p>The 2017 World Series is set. We're going to see a matchup we've never seen before in …

Baseball

Little wine cheer over Christmas

JOHANNESBURG - Wine drinkers may be in for a torrid time over the festive season as the domestic industry says it expects yield to drop 50percent …

Flood-control project suffers another setback

Another delay has struck a federal excavation project that would protect hundreds of homes along the San Luis Rey River from flooding and provide …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

2 years after the gas leak above Porter Ranch, here’s what’s changed — and what hasn’t

Thousands fled their homes after a massive gas leak sprung at the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, ultimately …

Pollution

With drought a fading memory, water use rises

<i>Jurupa Community Service District's Alison Lokeh in the district's van. Lokeh said she could get as many as 100 calls a day during California's</i> …

Water

Drought returns to Massachusetts

Almost six months after Massachusetts was declared drought free, abnormally dry conditions have returned to most of the state, according to the US …

Boston

Finally, rain in Northern California helps with deadly fires

Usually, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Jones hates rain.<p>But on Thursday afternoon, after a week and a half of answering reporters’ questions about the strong winds and heat driving Northern California’s deadly wildfires, and repeatedly updating the rising death toll, Jones saw raindrops …

Weather

California looks to 'green-ify' death after Brown signs water-cremation bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a controversial bill that will allow the state's residents to select a water cremation, or alkaline hydrolysis, for their end-of-life remains.<p>The move is considered part of efforts to “green-ify” death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The …

News

UCLA research puts wildfire risk into historic context

<b>This month’s wildfires in Northern California have been the deadliest in United States history, with more than 40 deaths, hundreds still missing and widespread mandatory evacuations. One of the conditions that contributed to the enormous fires was the growing variation in climate and rainfall from</b> …

Climate Change

New federal forecast: What the coming La Niña means for California rains

After enduring the driest stretch of years in our history, and then logging the wettest spell on record this past winter, befuddled Californians have …

Weather

Why Cape Town's drought was so hard to forecast

Cape Town’s drought and associated water shortage has officially escalated to the level of a disaster. The hope for a natural solution ended with the …

Climate Change

Poseidon desalination plant clears hurdle, sparks outcry

The final round of battles between the people who want to build the Poseidon desalination water plant, and the grass roots environmental groups who …

Water

Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The costs to repair the nation's tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate of $275 million, a California Department of Water Resources official said Thursday.<p>The $500 million figure reflects …

News (U.S.)

Weather likely to be warmer, drier than average this winter in San Diego

San Diego County can expect winter weather that’s drier and warmer than average, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center said Thursday in an outlook that …

Climate Change

Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, California Wildfires: How A Homeless Man Became Alt-Right’s Latest Conspiracy Theory

Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, a homeless California man who’s known to both his peers and police for his love of starting fires, has become the center of an …

California Wildfires

Not a fan of fierce North Carolina winters? La Nina may have good news for you.

North Carolina could see a warmer, drier winter this year, weather scientists announced Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

Weather

Proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant faces test at State Lands Commission

<i>Poseidon Water's proposed desalination project would be located adjacent to the existing AES power plant. Poseidon proposes to modify the power</i> …

Water

USC Men Retain #1 Water Polo Rankings

The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the Men’s Varsity National Top 20, Division III Top 10, Northeast Water Polo Conference (NEWPC) …

College & University

Desalination not right for Huntington Beach: Letters

California is the first state in the country with a network of marine protected areas, a testament to our commitment to protect our ocean wildlife …

California

It’s rained a lot, but there’s a moderate drought in Wake, surrounding counties.

There’s a moderate drought in Wake and surrounding counties, according to the N.C. Drought Management Advisory Council.<p>The moderate drought advisory …

Weather

Mysterious virus sickens 4 bear cubs in Tahoe, kills 2

Four bear cubs at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care (LTWC) are sick with a rare virus that recently killed two of their companions.<p>The six-month-old black bears came down with adenovirus type-1, says LTWC executive director Cheryl Millham. Millham started the wildlife rescue 17 years ago with her husband, …

Lake Tahoe

Two Graphs Explain Why California’s Wildfires Will Only Get Worse

By Molly Taft<p>The deadly wildfires ripping through Northern California are just the latest in a season of record-defying natural disasters across the …

Climate Change

San Diego plans to borrow $1.2B for ambitious water recycling plan

San Diego launched on Tuesday its application for $1.2 billion in low-interest state loans to pay for an ambitious plan to boost the city’s water …

Water

California Governor Jerry Brown Suddenly Seems a Lot Like Betsy DeVos

FILE – In this July 17, 2017 file photo Gov. Jerry Brown, discusses the passage of a pair of climate change measures,at a Capitol news conference in …

Conservative View

Santa Clara Valley Water District rejects Jerry Brown’s twin Delta tunnels plan

SAN JOSE — In a landmark vote closely watched across California, Silicon Valley’s largest water agency on Tuesday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 …

Water

North Dakota grapes see successful harvest despite drought

North Dakota's wine industry has seen an unusually productive harvest despite severe drought conditions this summer.<p>Grapes grown in the state are …

Business

Will Northern California Soon Have Southern California's Climate?

The Napa Valley wildfires are eerily similar to those that often flare up near Los Angeles.<p>The deadliest and most destructive spate of fires in California’s modern history continues to burn. The string of massive fires in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys have little precedent: They have killed 40 …

Climate Change