Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) spent a decade developing world-class modeling and monitoring capabilities to pinpoint factors behind the success of Sonoma’s riverbank filtration system. They were turning their attention to investigating the potential impact of extreme events, such as storms and wildfires, when disaster struck. Suddenly, their… Read More


Every day, Mike Thompson hears a new story about how last month’s fires in Northern California have affected people’s lives…. And yet none of the $44 billion that the White House requested of Congress on Friday for supplemental disaster aid includes funding to rebuild California after the fires — which killed 43 people and destroyed… Read More


Whales watchers continue to be treated to a rare show as dozens of blue whales swim about feasting in the Monterey Bay. It’s the first time in 30 years, some say, that such an event has happened, and it may not last for long. View Original Article Source: California Water News feed… Read More


If Houston’s record deluge during Hurricane Harvey highlighted the dangers of unchecked, sprawling development, then Tulsa — another conservative city built on oil — is a showcase for the opposite. … Other cities are taking note, as expanding development and a warming climate threaten to make flooding worse. View Original Article Source: California Water News… Read More