NASA scientists said elevated greenhouse gas levels are responsible for the increased dryness, as well as the burning of forests to clear land for agriculture and grazing.
Warming temperatures resulting from climate change are having a dramatic and potentially devastating effect on sea turtle populations — as temperatures rise, so does the temperature of the sandy beaches where turtles lay their eggs, and this means that an overwhelming majority of turtles are now born female.
The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday to the state’s Fish and Game Commission.
The state's largest operator of centers where the public can redeem the deposits on cans and bottles closed all its locations and dismissed off more than 700 workers in August.
Another Spare the Air alert will be in effect Monday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said. Air quality is again forecast to be unhealthy because of a high-pressure system that will continue to cause light winds and higher temperatures, the air district said in a news release. Combined with motor vehicle exhaust, weather conditions are expected to cause elevated concentrations...
Pierce Brosnan is known as one of Hollywood's biggest stars. At one point he even played James Bond. But he's also a passionate environmentalist. He and his wife premiered a new documentary at the Mendocino Film Festival.
Greg Dalton, founder and host of Climate One at the Commonwealth Club, spoke to KTVU FOX 2 News at 4P about the impact on California of Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
California's governor and top Silicon Valley tech business leaders denounced President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the international Paris Climate Accord Thursday, vowing to continue to fight climate change despite President Trump's actions.
Leopard sharks are dying in the San Francisco Bay. Tom Vacar reports.
The Sierra snowpack is melting and may pose problems for parts of California. Tom Vacar reports.
Gov. Brown blasted the Trump administration over its climate change stance. Tom Vacar reports.
The snowpack that currently covers the Sierra could pose a problem when it starts to melt. Tom Vacar reports.
Rising sea levels could threaten Marin County. Tom Vacar reports.
Marin County fire officials say 80 years of unchecked growth and drought have raised fears that mount Tamalpais could go up in flames. Christien Kafton reports.
Bond was set at $5 million for Damon Pashilk, accused of setting a fire in Lake County that destroyed several acres of land and prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents.
Authorities said Damin Pashilk had been under investigation for several months. Tara Moriarty reports.
The Lake County wildfire has destroyed some homes and scorched several acres. Leigh Martinez interviews a local firefighter for an update.
Crews were fighting the fast moving blaze with aerial drops of water. Leigh Martinez reports.
The verdict in the federal court means the state's largest utility could end up paying millions of dollars in fines. Tom Vacar reports.
A group of homeless residents who live in the area have banded together to keep garbage and trash out of the area. Azenith Smith reports.