San Joaquin County Local News: Environment


All Local Environment News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

California Local Pin Marker From The Guardian...

11/13/2023
A 2021 fire has helped bring wolves back to Southern California for the first time since the 19th century. A rancher is worried about how to keep wolves, which are federally protected, from harming cattle.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

11/06/2023
A shrubby Palmer oak tree in Riverside County is around 13,000 years old, making it California’s oldest tree and one of the longest-lived organisms on earth. Some people are concerned that a proposed development could threaten the tree.

California Local Pin Marker From New York Times...

10/31/2023
A UCLA climate scientist says California’s redwoods might not last in their current groves for another 100 years. An effort is afoot to plant redwoods elsewhere in more potentially hospitable climates, such as the Pacific Northwest.

California Local Pin Marker From Daily Democrat...

10/28/2023
A team of UC Davis researchers found that birds nesting near farmland were half as likely to have at least one fledgling successfully leave the nest when temperatures spiked. However, forests seemed to provide a protective buffer against high temperatures.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

10/26/2023
Forecasters have struggled to understand why tropical storms sometimes blow up into major hurricanes. Scientists have shed some light on this forecasting challenge.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/25/2023
Wet weather and planned cuts by California, Arizona and Nevada averted declines that could have threatened water deliveries and power production—but long-term threats to the Colorado River remain.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/17/2023
California cities can ban synthetic turf under a law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed. He rejected a bill to ban PFAS in fake lawns.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/15/2023
Gov. Newsom vetoed bills to outlaw caste discrimination and to consider gender affirmation in child custody cases. Advocates wonder if he’s thinking about his national political profile.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/15/2023
Massive ocean wind farms off Morro Bay and Santa Barbara County—which could transform these quiet coastal towns and affect marine life—face a turbulent path.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/12/2023
Hundreds of wells in Tulare Lake aquifer are at risk of going dry. Today's recommendation is the first time that state officials have moved to crack down on local plans that fail to stop excessive groundwater pumping.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/09/2023
The facts of climate change can lead to feelings of hopelessness and despair. Some California activists are creating communities for people to talk about those feelings.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/05/2023
The CPUC is considering a rule that would gut the payments that solar panels on apartment buildings receive, and many housing groups are blazing mad about it.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

09/28/2023
A long-awaited, controversial report weighs updates to standards that state officials say have failed to protect fish and wildlife. But environmentalists, Native tribes and others already are furious about how long this has taken—and the state is years away from taking action.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

09/20/2023
Outbreaks have wreaked havoc on the state’s river ecosystems for years. But this year was different. Faster, colder river waters led to fewer outbreaks of the harmful algae.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

09/15/2023
An international team found that the amount of near-surface permafrost could drop by 93% compared to the preindustrial period of 1850 to 1900. Permafrost may exist only in the eastern Siberian uplands, Canadian High Arctic Archipelago and northernmost Greenland—as it did in the mid-Pliocene Warm Period.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

09/13/2023
Hydrogen fueling stations will get 15 percent of funds in a state program — even though Californians own only about 12,000 hydrogen cars. The funds come from fees paid by drivers.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

09/13/2023
The irrigation bill, which aims to force businesses and institutions to remove their lawns, now goes to the governor.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

09/12/2023
About 5,300 companies would file annual emissions reports. The aim is to hold corporations accountable for the role they play in climate change.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

09/12/2023
There’s an official state bird, mineral, tree, fish, insect, lichen, fabric, sport, dance, soil and even dinosaur.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

09/04/2023
California wildfires every year emit as much carbon as almost 2 million cars, posing a threat to efforts to battle climate change.