All of state’s salt marshes are at risk of vanishing. Natural protectors are threatened along coast. Blame rising seas and humans, study says. Hundreds of species would be threatened; floods would worsen.

By Rosanna Xia On one side, there’s the rising ocean. On the other, rising buildings. Squeezed between the two are California’s salt marshes, a unique ecosystem filled with pickleweed and cordgrass, shorebirds and many endangered species. Coastal wetlands such as Bolinas Lagoon in Marin County, the marshes along Morro Bay and the ecological preserve in Newport … Continue reading “All of state’s salt marshes are at risk of vanishing. Natural protectors are threatened along coast. Blame rising seas and humans, study says. Hundreds of species would be threatened; floods would worsen.”

To address climate change, stop clear-cutting

By Shannon Wilson For The Register-Guard Feb. 25, 2018 Although the Clean Energy Jobs bill’s alleged aim is the reduction of Oregon’s carbon emissions, it amazingly ignores the state’s largest emitter: industrial clear-cut logging on millions of acres of our forest lands. The Center for Sustainable Economy declared in its 2017 “Oregon Forest Carbon” report … Continue reading “To address climate change, stop clear-cutting”

March 1- Brock Dolman: Conserving and Restoring Watersheds

To All, March 1st, we have a true water wizard joining us: Brock Dolman of OAEC. Brock is a biologist who’s spend decades of his life researching and campaigning for restoring watersheds and beavers across California. He brings a true understanding of water dynamics, and will show how we can protect our watersheds, and restore … Continue reading “March 1- Brock Dolman: Conserving and Restoring Watersheds”

Report: Climate legislation must include Big Timber

Clearcutting is Oregon’s single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Millions of acres of industrial tree plantations present huge public health risks because they are far more susceptible to fires, floods, unhealthy water temperatures and droughts than the natural forests they’ve replaced. But there are numerous options Governor Brown and legislators in Salem have to … Continue reading “Report: Climate legislation must include Big Timber”

Project to Study Climate Effects on California Water Systems from Headwaters to Groundwater

Posted: January 11, 2018 To address future climate change effects on water resources, scientists at five UC campuses, and Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories will study California’s water systems, from the headwaters in the Sierra Nevada, through rivers, reservoirs and groundwater in the Central Valley. The goal is to provide information to optimize water … Continue reading “Project to Study Climate Effects on California Water Systems from Headwaters to Groundwater”

How to Get California’s Water Infrastructure Ready for Climate Change

Across California, droughts, floods and fires are straining the state’s aging infrastructure. Jamesine Rogers Gibson of the Union of Concerned Scientists says the state needs to prepare infrastructure for the uncertain impacts of climate change. Written by Ian Evans. Published on Dec. 14, 2017 While researchers disagree on exactly how climate change will impact future precipitation in California, there … Continue reading “How to Get California’s Water Infrastructure Ready for Climate Change”

Climate scientists see alarming new threat to California

California could be hit with significantly more dangerous and more frequent droughts in the near future as changes in weather patterns triggered by global warming block rainfall from reaching the state, according to new research led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Using complex new modeling, the scientists have found that rapidly melting Arctic … Continue reading “Climate scientists see alarming new threat to California”

Join a National Climate Change Action to Change History

Join other young people to help make this happen in California. In November, when the UN meets to decide what happens next with the Paris climate agreement, the United States will likely be represented by Rex Tillerson, who spent his entire career profiting from climate change as the CEO of ExxonMobil. Yep, this is what … Continue reading “Join a National Climate Change Action to Change History”

Sonoma County’s Climate Action Plan Found Deficient by Court

In a case contested by River Watch, the court found that Sonoma County’s Climate Action Plan violated CEQA due to insufficient information, failed to include effective enforceable standards for the Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, and failed to develop and fully analyze alternatives. The court ruled there is insufficient information in the administrative record to … Continue reading “Sonoma County’s Climate Action Plan Found Deficient by Court”

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

You are receiving this email because in the past you have expressed interest in the expansion of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA is soliciting comment on National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments designated or expanded since April 28, 2007, during a 30-day public comment period, which opened on Monday, June 26, 2017. … Continue reading “Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary”