Scientists to Launch Global Hunt for ‘Line in the Rock’ Marking the ‘Scary’ New Man-made Epoch

A worldwide hunt for a “line in the rock” that shows the beginning of a new geological epoch defined by humanity’s extraordinary impact on planet Earth is expected to get underway in the next few weeks. The idea that we are now living in the Anthropocene epoch has been gaining ground in recent years. The … Continue reading “Scientists to Launch Global Hunt for ‘Line in the Rock’ Marking the ‘Scary’ New Man-made Epoch”

Working Sessions on Climate and Hydrology

To All, You are invited to participate in one or more working sessions for North Bay Watershed Association’s Climate Ready North Bay project. You may attend one or more working sessions. Each will be tailored to a North Bay watershed or county. Petaluma River watershed: Tuesday, September 13, 10am – Noon, Petaluma Community Center, Conference … Continue reading “Working Sessions on Climate and Hydrology”

Tree Growth Never Slows

Richard Schultz/Corbis Trees — including California’s giant redwoods — add an increasing amount of mass every year. Many foresters have long assumed that trees gradually lose their vigour as they mature, but a new analysis suggests that the larger a tree gets, the more kilos of carbon it puts on each year. “The trees that … Continue reading “Tree Growth Never Slows”

Stream Condition Databases

Hi Everyone, Just sending word that the stream temperature database and scenarios for the Central Valley & remaining parts of California are now available on the NorWeST website ( Also attached to this email is a poster showing the statewide stream thermalscape that’s now been interpolated from data at 2,663 sites that were contributed by … Continue reading “Stream Condition Databases”

Action: Klamath National Forest Give-Away to Logging Industry

To All, Call it “Christmas in May”; the Klamath National Forest is set to give a big gift to the logging industry at the expense of taxpayers, wildlife and watersheds. Take Action Now. The Klamath National Forest is offering to “sell” old-growth forests for logging in the Middle Creek and Whites timber sales for as … Continue reading “Action: Klamath National Forest Give-Away to Logging Industry”

Greenland and Antarctic melt isn’t just raising seas — it’s changing the Earth’s rotation

By Chris Mooney April 8, 2016 Sophisticated new gravity research suggests that changes in Earth’s climate may actually be having a stunning geophysical effect: slightly moving the location of the planet’s spin axis, or axis of daily rotation. In other words, even as the Earth spins on its axis in a west to east direction, completing a … Continue reading “Greenland and Antarctic melt isn’t just raising seas — it’s changing the Earth’s rotation”

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong. By Bill McKibben March 23, 2016 Global warming is, in the end, not about the noisy political battles here on the planet’s surface. It actually happens in constant, silent interactions in the atmosphere, where the molecular structure of certain gases traps heat that … Continue reading “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry”

CO2 levels make largest annual leap in 56 years – NOAA

11/03/201 By Alex Pashley The last time the Earth saw such a sustained increase was over 11 millennia ago, says US agency Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide last year rose by the biggest margin since records began, according to a US federal science agency . Fossil fuel burning and a strong El Nino weather pattern … Continue reading “CO2 levels make largest annual leap in 56 years – NOAA”

State Water Board and Human Rights to Water

At its February 16, 2016 board meeting, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will consider adopting the attached draft resolution pertaining to the human right to water, as established by Water Code section106.3, subdivision (a). On September 25, 2012, the California Legislature adopted Assembly Bill 685, which added section 106.3 to the … Continue reading “State Water Board and Human Rights to Water”

Damage from Sinking Land Costing California Billions

AP News | Dec 27, 2015 DOS PALOS, Calif. (AP) — A canal that delivers vital water supplies from Northern California to Southern California is sinking in places. So are stretches of a riverbed undergoing historic restoration. On farms, well casings pop up like mushrooms as the ground around them drops. Four years of drought … Continue reading “Damage from Sinking Land Costing California Billions”