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Climate change threatens California freshwater fish. We can do something about it, experts say. - with Andrew Rypel of UC Davis (7/12/19)

Fly fishing for ‘sewer salmon’ in the L.A. River - with Sabrina Drill of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (7/11/19)

California’s Drought Killed Almost 150 Million Trees - with Roger Bales of UC Merced and Michael Goulden of UC Irvine (7/10/19)

California's future weather will alternate between drought and atmospheric rivers, study says - with Alexander Gershuno of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (7/9/19)

California likely to see more extreme flooding and drought, UCSD study says - with Alexander Gershuno of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (7/9/19)

It’s the End of the World as They Know It - with Faith Kearns of UC Ag and Natural Resources (7/8/19)

As Floods Keep Coming, Cities Pay Residents to Move - with Nicholas Pinter of UC Davis (7/6/19)

SoilWeb 2.0 App update has been released - with Toby O'Geen of UC Davis (7/6/19)

150 million trees died in California’s drought, and worse is to come - with Roger Bales of UC Merced and Michael Goulden of UC Irvine (7/3/19)

The hard truth about being a 21st century tree in California - with M.L. Goulden of UC Irvine (7/3/19)

Why California’s Droughts Killed More Than 100 Million Resilient Trees - with Roger Bales of UC Merced and Michael Goulden of UC Irvine (7/3/19)

UC ANR On What To Replant After the Trees Die - by Susie Kocher of UC Ag and Natural Resources (7/1/19)

UC Merced Professor Says Multi-year Drought Caused Massive Forest Die-off in Sierra Nevada - with Roger Bales of UC Merced and Michael Goulden of UC Irvine (7/1/19)

California Forest Die-Off Linked to Historic Drought - with Michael Goulden of UC Irvine (7/1/19)

Fearful of being the next Paradise, Grass Valley confronts its fire vulnerability - with Kate Wilkin of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (6/30/19)

Desalination Is Booming as Cities Run out of Water - with Michael Kiparsky of UC Berkeley (6/27/19)

A Time of Reckoning in the Central Valley - with Amélie Gaudin, Jeffrey Mitchell, and Charlie Brummer of UC Davis, Nina Ichikawa and Ellyn Gray of UC Berkeley, and Mae Culumber of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (6/23/19)

'Centers of Insurrection': Central Valley Farmers Reckon With Climate Change - with Jeffrey Mitchell and Charlie Brummer of UC Davis, Nina Ichikawa and Aidee Guzman of UC Berkeley, and Mae Culumber and Ruth Dahlquist-Willard of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (6/23/19)

Desalination: expensive, environmentally problematic, but increasingly necessary - with Michael Kiparsky of UC Berkeley (6/23/19)

The Environmental Downside of Cannabis Cultivation - with Van Butsic of UC Berkeley (6/18/19)

Wet California winter is a boon for skiers and water supply. But it brings a threat: Wildfires. - with Malcolm North of UC Davis (6/17/19)

Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future - with Charlie Brummer of UC Davis (6/17/19)

Crops take hit from spate of spring storms - with Jaspreet Sidhu of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (6/12/19)

As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise - with Michael Kiparsky of UC Berkeley (6/11/19)

LA will get its first heatwave of the year - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (6/7/19)

Scientists share on-going research at Camp Fire Resource Monitoring and Research Symposium - with Tracy Schor of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (6/4/19)

Where Will All the Water Go? - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (6/4/19)

What's up with the fires in Thermal? You might blame recent rains, heat, humidity, wind - with Chris McDonald of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (5/31/19)

Managing sudden oak death proves tricky - with Brendan Twieg of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (5/31/19)

Bay Area Logs Especially Wet May - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (5/30/19)

Unseasonable Rains Contribute to Weed Control Issues - with Lynn Sosnoskie of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (5/30/19)

Calif. uses untested powers for 'managed retreat' - with Gary Griggs of UC Santa Cruz (5/30/19)

Toxic runoff from Tijuana River invades Imperial Beach - with Oscar Romo of UC San Diego (5/29/19)

The radical approach these communities have taken to flood mitigation - with Nicholas Pinter of UC Davis (5/28/19)

Livestock grazing seen as key tool to combat wildfire threat - with Stephanie Larson of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (5/26/19)

Lake Tahoe’s cobalt blue waters have seen a stunning improvement in clarity - with Geoffrey Schladow of UC Davis (5/25/19)

Why It’s So Hard to Live in California - with Faith Kearns of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (5/22/19)

Agriculture has key role in climate solutions - with Frank Mitloehner of UC Davis (5/22/19)

They Grow the Nation’s Food, but They Can’t Drink the Water - with Camille Pannu of UC Davis (5/21/19)

What is the carbon footprint of the entire US beef industry? - with Frank Mitloehner of UC Davis (5/21/19)

Modeling to anticipate catastrophes - with Chris Funk of UC Santa Barbara (5/21/19)

Cow manure: An unexpected climate solution - with Frank Mitloehner of UC Davis (5/21/19)

Can small-scale farmers grow a healthier California? - with Ruth Dahlquist-Willard of UC Ag and Natural Resources and Aidee Guzman of UC Berkeley (5/20/19)

The radio station connecting California farmers - with Michael Yang and Ruth Dahlquist-Willard of UC Ag and Natural Resources (5/20/19)

Prado Dam Failure Could Flood Dozens Of OC Communities - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (5/17/19)

LA sees weird weather this May - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (5/16/19)

Steelhead numbers are up in the Carmel River - with Haley Ohms of UC Santa Cruz (5/15/19)

Atmospheric Rivers Are Back. That’s Not a Bad Thing. - with Marty Ralph of UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution for Oceanography (5/15/19)

Alfalfa hay farmers weigh crop’s future - with Dan Putnam of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (5/15/19)

California is already drenched. Now three ‘atmospheric rivers’ may unload two months’ worth of rain. - with Marty Ralph of UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution for Oceanography (5/15/19)

How strong is the atmospheric river about to hit SF? - with Marty Ralph of CU San Diego’s Scripps Institution for Oceanography (5/15/19)

Winter Is Coming Back to California With a Series of Wild Storms - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (5/15/19)

Farmers attend annual Strawberry Field Day in Santa Maria - with Surendra Dara of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (5/14/19)

An ‘impossible’ change may be coming to California beef cattle industry - with Rebecca Ozeran of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (5/9/19)

Unusual mid-May rain in the forecast for the Bay Area - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (5/8/19)

Beto O'Rourke says 60 million Americans have unsafe drinking water. That's exaggerated - with Maura Allaire of UC Irvine (5/7/19)

Trusting The Tap: How Perceptions Impact Whether People Drink Tap Water - with Greg Pierce of UCLA (5/6/19)

How does your love of wine contribute to climate change? - with Roger Boulton of UC Davis (5/3/19)

California's Latest Weapon Against Climate Change Is Low-Tech Farm Soil - with Kate Scow of UC Davis (5/2/19)

Lifetime of drinking California water could raise cancer risk, study finds - with Ashok Gadgil of UC Berkeley (5/1/19)

Reinventing the Tomato for Survival in a Changing World - with Roger T. Chetelat of UC Davis (4/30/19)

Studying real climate change controversy - with Sikina Jinnah of UC Santa Cruz (4/28/19)

Master Gardener: Ground Covers for Lawn Replacement - by (4/27/19)

Wet winter in Sonoma County may have helped spread virulent oak disease - with Kerry Winiger of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (4/24/19)

Grass isn't always greener—here's what to plant instead - with Mary Cadenasso of UC Davis (4/23/19)

The Rich Get Richer Under Climate Change, 50 Years of Data Shows - with Solomon Hsiang of UC Berkeley (4/23/19)

Growing Awareness: Climate Change and California’s Crops - with Tapan Pathak of UC Merced (4/22/19)

Filter Irrigation Runoff to Protect Water Quality - by Michael Cahn of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (4/17/19)

What will climate change do to us? - with Eric Rignot of UC Irvine (4/17/19)

The end of California's drought could mean fewer cases of West Nile virus - with Marm Kilpatrick of UC Santa Cruz (4/15/19)

Mosquito Concerns Grow After Wet Bay Area Winter - with Steve Swain of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (4/12/19)

Irrigation, drought, sea level rise and more are causing salt to build up in soils around the world. What can we do? - with Gabriel LaHue of UC Davis (4/11/19)

A growing problem after California wildfires: Toxic chemicals - with Keith Bein of UC Davis (4/9/19)

Sierra Nevada streams and riffles are in trouble - with Dave Herbst of UC Santa Barbara (4/8/19)

Irrigation innovations may be key for hazelnut crops - with Alan Campbell of UC Davis (4/8/19)

The Age of Robot Farmers - with David Slaughter and Mary Lou de Leon Siantz of UC Davis (4/8/19)

UC course helps landowners track water use - with Khaled Bali of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (4/5/19)

Rain delays crops and spring planting - with Bob Hutmacher of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (4/3/19)

Tiny whiteflies seem to be bugging people across the Central Coast, but why are there so many this year? - with Cathryn Howarth of the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Master Gardener program (4/1/19)

Super bloom: Experts say flowers are more abundant this year than others - with Barbara Kiernan of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (3/31/19)

Heavy Rains, End Of Drought Could Help Keep West Nile Virus Subdued — For Now - with Marm Kilpatrick of UC Santa Cruz (3/29/19)

Farmers look to adapt to climate change - with Dan Sumner of UC Davis (3/29/19)

The Renaissance of Hydrology - with Christina Tague of UC Santa Barbara (3/28/19)

Losing Paradise: The “New Normal” of California Wildfires - with Scott Stephens of UC Berkeley (3/26/19)

The Sea Beneath Us - with Kristina Hill of UC Berkeley (3/25/19)

Floods renew debate over aging levees - with Nicholas Pinter of UC Davis (3/24/19)

'It was like Woodstock': inside the town hit by super bloom mania - with Richard Minnich of UC Riverside (3/24/19)

Reservoirs release more water in anticipation of snowpack - with Steven Sadro of UC Davis (3/22/19)

When a river swells, are levees the best way to deal with it? - with (3/21/19)

Sierra’s small alpine lake temperatures depend on snowpack - with Steve Sadro of UC Davis (3/20/19)

EPA Head Says Drinking Water a Larger Threat Than Climate Change - with Dennis Lettenmaier of UCLA (3/20/19)

Climate change is hurting migrating waterbirds across the West. It could get worse - with Safeeq Khan of UC Merced (3/19/19)

As coastal flooding surges, ‘living shorelines’ seen as the answer - with Michael Beck of UC Santa Cruz (3/19/19)

In the Future, Everything Will Be Made of Chickpeas - with Doug Cook of UC Davis (3/14/19)

Here's what a 'very likely' sequel to California's 1862 megastorm would look like - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (3/14/19)

As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge - with Keith Bein, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, and Maurice Pitesky of UC Davis (3/14/19)

Hydroelectric dams harm coastal ecosystems downstream - with Exequiel Ezcurra of UC Riverside (3/14/19)

Heavy rains have delayed aerial crop spraying - with Brent Holtz and Franz Niederholzer of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (3/14/19)

Huge lake appears in Death Valley, one of the hottest, driest places on Earth - with Art Shapiro of UC Davis (3/13/19)

The Twin Tunnels Are Out—Berkeley Experts Say That’s a Good Thing - with Richard Walker of UC Berkeley (3/12/19)

Rain Brings Second California Super Bloom in Two Years - with Jim Dice of University of California Natural Reserve System (3/11/19)

Western Innovator: Putting biologicals to work - with Surendra Dara of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (3/11/19) 

After more than 140 years, a massive fig tree gracing the plaza where Los Angeles was founded collapses - with Don Hodel of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (3/9/19)

Here’s how much recent rains have washed away California’s drought - with Jay Lund of UC Davis (3/7/19)

Smaller winter garbanzo crop grown for canning in California - with Rachel Long of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (3/7/19)

Dried out: big ag threatens clean water in rural California - with Sara Glade of UC Berkeley (3/7/19)

California supplies a quarter of the world’s sunflower seeds - with Khaled Bali of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (3/7/19)

Wet winter aids groundwater replenishment - with Helen Dahlke of UC Davis (3/6/19)

After Local Outcry, a Harvard-Owned Vineyard Project Faces Environmental Review - with Casey Walsh of UC Santa Barbara (3/6/19)

The 20th atmospheric river of the season is set to drench California, again - with Marty Ralph of UC San Diego (3/5/19)

Why California’s droughts and floods will only get worse - with Alexander Gershunov of UC San Diego (3/5/19)

Why ‘the Worst of Both Worlds’ Is in the Forecast - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (3/1/19)

‘Rivers in the sky’ are why California is flooding - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (3/1/19)

Photos Show California Residents Paddling Around As Catastrophic Floods Turn Towns Into Islands - with Paul Ullrich of UC Davis (2/28/19)

Why It’s Been Snowing in the West, Even When Temps Were Above Freezing - with James Murakami of UCLA (2/27/19)

Like a boiling frog, humans quickly normalize extreme temperatures - with Frances Moore of UC Davis (2/28/19)

Guerneville homes flooded, cars submerged in worst flooding since 1997 - with Robin Roettger of UC Davis (2/27/19)

Today’s floods in California may be a preview of a more extreme future - with Marty Ralph of UC San Diego (2/27/19)

Time-lapse map shows how winter rains have washed away California’s drought - with Dan Cayan of UC San Diego (2/27/19)

As climate changes, are we all boiling frogs? - with Frances Moore of UC Davis (2/26/19)

New normal? We're actually getting used to weird weather, study says - with Frances Moore of UC Davis (2/26/19)

Humans are frogs in hot water of climate change, research says - with Frances Moore of UC Davis (2/25/19)

Humans are “boiling frogs,” slowly getting used to climate-change temperatures - with Frances Moore of UC Davis (2/24/19)

California’s ‘dry farmers’ grow crops without irrigation - with Rachel Long of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (2/24/19)

For a warming world, a new strategy for protecting watersheds - with Roger Bales of UC Merced (2/24/19)

Is climate change the reason why it snowed in LA? - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (2/22/19)

When is a Good Time to Start Early Season Irrigation? - by Allan Fulton and Luke Milleron of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (2/22/19)

Is California Ready For The Next Catastrophic Flood? - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (2/22/19)

Decaying dam leaves parts of California in path of rare megastorm destruction – study - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (2/22/19)

Wet winter mostly wasted in California - with Mark Gold of UCLA (2/20/19)

North Coast faces threats from climate change, has chance to adapt, researcher tells supervisors - with Ted Grantham of UC Berkeley (2/19/19)

For a Warming World, A New Strategy for Protecting Watersheds - with Roger Bales of UC Merced (2/19/19)

Rare L.A. mega-storm could overwhelm dam and flood dozens of cities, experts say - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (2/19/19)

Abundant rain could make this a big year for wildflowers — but a 'super bloom'? Possibly - with Richard Minnich of UC Riverside (2/18/19)

Weather service issues frost advisory - with Franz Niederholzer of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (2/18/19)

Mudslides, snow, and flash floods: an atmospheric river has soaked California - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (2/15/19)

Scientists Push House to Put Priority Back on Climate Change - with Patrick Gonzalez of UC Berkeley (2/13/19) 

A Giant Atmospheric River Is About to Dump Loads of Rain on California's Snowpack, Threatening Floods - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (2/13/19)

Another Looming Climate Disaster: Dam Collapses - with Amir AghaKouchak of UC Irvine (2/13/19)

Strawberry farmers cope with storms - with Oleg Daugovish of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (2/13/19)

Southern California Will Soon See Another Booming Superbloom - with Richard Minnich of UC Riverside (2/11/19)

California lost 18 million trees in 2018, adding fuel to future wildfires - with Scott Stephens of UC Berkeley (2/11/19)

California’s ‘dry farmers’ grow crops without irrigation - with Rachel Long of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (2/10/19)

Salton Sea: Fish and the birds that fed on them wiped out this winter - with Tim Bradley of UC Irvine (2/8/19)

California adds protections for Klamath spring salmon - with Michael Miller of UC Davis (2/8/19)

Drought concerns lessen in wake of latest rain, but experts still cautious - with Jay Lund of UC Davis (2/7/19)

Researchers test deficit watering in berries - with Aziz Baameur of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (2/7/19)

Drought concerns loom for California farmers, ranchers despite recent rain - with Matthew Shapero and Royce Larsen of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (2/6/19)

New scale to grade the strength of storm-carrying atmospheric rivers - with Marty Ralph of UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2/6/19)

Atmospheric rivers that drench the West Coast are now rated on 1 to 5 scale like hurricanes - with Marty Ralph of UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2/6/19)

Reusing drainage water, dealing with salinity - with Steve Grattan of UC Davis (1/31/19)

Abundant rainfall boosts California’s water outlook - with Doug Parker of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (1/30/19)

Could California produce soon cost you more? Farms face labor shortages, immigration woes - with Dan Sumner of UC Davis (1/27/19) 

How Humans Get in the Way of Clean Water - with Isha Ray of UC Berkeley (1/26/19)

When almond trees have to go, it's not as bad as it looks - with Mohammad Yaghmour of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (1/23/19)

5 ways to save your plants when the temperatures dip near freezing - with Don Hodel of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (1/23/19)

Study on forest drought could aid land managers - with Roger Bales of UC Merced (1/23/19)

Biggest storm of 2019 to hit Bay Area, Sierra due to atmospheric river - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (1/15/19)

Series of rain storms slamming Los Angeles - with Daniel Swain of UCLA (1/14/19)

More wildfires, drought and climate change bring devastating changes to California wildlands - with Max Moritz of UC Ag and Natural Resources and Carla D’Antonio, Stephanie Ma, Shane Dewees, and Sameer Saroa of UC Santa Barbara (1/12/19)

A Moonshot for Solving America’s Water Crisis - with Brent Haddad of UC Santa Cruz (1/4/18)

California's dry winter means much of the state is in drought again - with Sam Sandoval of UC Davis and Faith Kearns of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (1/3/19)

Salinity Yield Trials in Alfalfa Show Interesting Results - with Dan Putnam of UC Davis (1/3/19)

Media Coverage 2014-18 Archive

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