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Drought, climate change threatening winter, way of life in Lake Tahoe

Drought, climate change threatening winter, way of life in Lake Tahoe

March 18, 2015 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

TAHOE CITY — There’s something disconcerting about life at Lake Tahoe these days. It’s still winter, but visitors are renting bikes instead of snowshoes and kayaks instead of skis. Come summer — without last-ditch torrential rains — the lake level is expected to be at such a historic low thatRead More

California drought: Natural patterns, not human-caused climate change, federal study finds

California drought: Natural patterns, not human-caused climate change, federal study finds

December 11, 2014 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Natural patterns, not human-caused climate change, produced one of California’s worst droughts, researchers have concluded. An atmospheric ridge over the North Pacific, which limited rain and snowfall over the past three years, was “due to natural variations of ocean systems, with sea surface temperatures largely responsible,” said Richard Seager, leadRead More

A Stanford study concludes California's extraordinary drought is linked to the abundance of greenhouse gases created by burning fossil fuels. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press)

California’s drought linked to greenhouse gases, climate change in Stanford study

October 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm 1 comment

The stubborn high-pressure systems that block California rains are linked to the abundance of human-caused greenhouse gases that heat the oceans, according to a major paper released Monday by Stanford scientists. But two other new studies disagree — saying there’s no evidence that warming ocean waters are to blame forRead More

First half of 2014 was hottest ever recorded in California

First half of 2014 was hottest ever recorded in California

July 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm 19 comments

SAN JOSE — It was another balmy, breezy summer day Monday, with a high in San Jose of 79 degrees, far below the record temperature of 97. Oakland was even cooler at 74, and as usual, San Francisco’s high of 70 was cool enough to bring out jackets. But beneathRead More

EPA proposes first-of-its-kind regulation to help curb climate change

June 2, 2014 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed states reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent in 16 years, an ambitious plan to curb greenhouse gases that cause global climate change. A first-ever nationwide proposal, local energy experts say it won’t have much of an effect onRead More