Scientists have been ringing the alarm on climate change and its inevitable impacts on our future for equally as long. The vast majority of climate scientists — 97% — agree that humans are causing climate change, with the data explicitly backing up their beliefs.
While the coronavirus pandemic has upended our way of life, there are surprising ways in which it is actually helping our planet. In some places, animals such as sea turtles are being seen for the first time in years. Air quality is also improving.
Is the environment better off since major cities across the globe are in lockdown and humans have stayed inside? Here are seven ways the coronavirus pandemic is helping — and hurting — the environment.
There is no evidence supporting the author’s claim that the San Joaquin Valley’s water supply challenges are linked to California’s food security or the rise in foreign produce imports.
Clean water is essential during the COVID-19 health crisis, but so far Congress hasn’t directed funds to help water utilities or stop water shutoffs in low-income households.
The world is facing an unprecedented public health crisis and people are understandably scared, but one thing you don’t have to be afraid of is contracting COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, from your tap water.
The Bay Area is dotted with at least 145 dams where failure or misoperation could result in death or property destruction, yet many lack required emergency plans, according to an analysis of state data.
February should be the heart of California’s rainy season — but this month, there’s no rain.
This image, taken by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite on February 11, offers a visual explanation for the weird weather.
Large lawns and backyard pools were once common features of new homes in the Phoenix area, but not anymore. A recent study of single-family homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area showed that nearly two-thirds of homes do not have a swimming pool.
We’re in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, and we humans are responsible.
If it sounds bad, that’s because it is. Earlier this year, the UN’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released a dire report clarifying the extent of this planetary crisis.
It’s just past noon on a Wednesday, but the bar at the Ski Inn in Bombay Beach, California, is already packed. Bombay Beach is not their destination, just a side trip to see the ruins of the once-famous party town.