Crews continue fighting the South Moccasin Fire
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
- KGO – San Francisco
"The forecast should give us a reprieve." Many in the Bay Area are ready to greet the first rain of the season with open arms as soon as Sunday after a spring and summer filled with epic drought conditions. Fire crews hope the precipitation gives them a break from fighting wildfires.
- The Weather Network
The resurgent phenomenon typically has effects far from its normal Pacific Ocean locale.
- CBS News
The President of the Canary Islands says the eruption is the "most damaging volcano in Europe in the last 100 years."
- LA Times
What does another La Niña winter mean for drought-stricken Southern California? Nothing to cheer about.
Another feisty storm is setting its sights on the Northwest to finish out this weekend, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, chilly weather and even some mountain snow. "A slow-moving, potent river of moisture is flowing into the Pacific Northwest through this weekend," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Alyssa Smithmyer. "Locations along the northwest coast of Washington, such as Quillayute, are forecast to receive rounds of heavy rainfall lasting through Sunday." Some of these areas could be at risk
- The Weather Network
The Great Lakes are warmer this mid-October than they’ve been in more than 25 years. This wealth of warmth will play a role in our upcoming fall weather.
A wildland fire burning near Watsonville that quickly grew to 150 acres Friday evening, forcing evacuations, was sparked by a prescribed burn earlier in the day.
Huge wind turbines are pushing the limits of what ports and installation vessels can handle.
- Washington Post
Last week, I wrote about Robin Lail experiencing Napa Valley's modern wine history through boom and bust, and how she was addressing the current challenge of climate change as an ambassador for the Porto Protocol, an international effort to rally the global wine industry to grapple with the existential crisis of today. I mentioned she was practicing carbon farming in her vineyards, but I didn't explain in detail what carbon farming entails. Several commenters suggested - some even politely - tha
- Business Insider
Biden's clean electricity program is likely to be scrapped because of opposition from Sen. Joe Manchin, who has made millions off the fossil-fuel industry, reports say
The program, which would reward power companies that transition to renewable energy, could be removed from a bill because of Manchin.
The Irwin family welcomed their beloved pug Stella in 2016
- Associated Press
An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed environmentalists. It uses its own power plant.
- Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Enbridge has failed to meet the Oct. 15 deadline for cleaning up the site of an aquifer ruptured during construction of its controversial Line 3 oil pipeline, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Friday. Meanwhile, the DNR is investigating two other sites where the company may have caused additional groundwater damage, the agency said in a statement. The agency did not ...
- LA Times
As the government seeks an end to drift gill net fishing, a once booming swordfish industry draws its last breaths.
Trump was up to his old rhetorical tricks in a speech to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Scientists are concerned about the impact of the rogue non-native herd near Escobar's former ranch.
- The Guardian
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, two of the nation’s busiest, create more than 100 tons a day of smog that choke local communities The Port of Los Angeles in California is backed up with a growing number of incoming cargo ships waiting offshore. Photograph: Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times/Rex/Shutterstock Dozens of behemoth cargo ships adorned with tall stacks of brightly colored containers still dot the coastline off southern California. Part of a shipping bottleneck plaguing US ports, t
- The Guardian
The mayor of Imperial Beach, California, says big oil wants him to drop the lawsuit demanding the industry pay for the climate crisis Serge Dedina: ‘The only conspiracy is [that] a bunch of suits and fossil-fuel companies decided to pollute the earth and make climate change worse, and then lie about it.’ Photograph: John Francis Peters/The Guardian Serge Dedina is a surfer, environmentalist and mayor of Imperial Beach, a small working-class city on the California coast. He is also, if the fossil
Eight states currently report having zero or nearly zero American bumblebees left, according to a petition
A sea turtle that was rescued from a fishing hook in Alabama died in a Mississippi aquarium 8 days later
A loggerhead sea turtle was accidentally hooked at a fishing pier in an Alabama state park, where the species is threatened, per the Associated Press.