January 17, 2017
The “Pineapple Express” is as an atmospheric river, a large, slow-moving low-pressure center off the West Coast that taps into tropical moisture originating from as far south as the Hawaiian Islands.
February 1, 2016
DroneDeploy and The Nature Conservancy partnered to create California’s Phones and Drones project, which allows citizens to help create a crowdsourced map of the California coast.
January 12, 2016
A UC Davis scientist flying in a pollution-detecting airplane provided the first, and so far only, estimates of methane emissions spewing from the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Southern California since the leak began on Oct. 23, 2015. Those estimates were provided to the California Air Resources Board in November. Pilot and UC
October 27, 2015
A study published in Nature Communications suggests that El Niño and La Niña weather patterns could lead to at least a doubling of extreme droughts and floods in California later this century. The study also predicts more-frequent extreme weather events.
October 6, 2015
California is in its fourth consecutive year of drought, which impacts water in the state in many ways. The main sources of consumable and agricultural water for California are underground aquifers, reservoirs and mountain snowpacks, but in recent years the volume of water in these sources has been decreasing.
September 29, 2015
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2015—Aclima, a San Francisco company specializing in the development, design and deployment of environmental sensor networks, announced today that Aclima and Google Maps commit to measuring and mapping air quality within three major California metropolitan communities including the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Central Valley regions. The initiative utilizes Aclima’s newly-tested
September 10, 2015
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 8, 2015 – Wildfires have ravaged both populated and unpopulated regions of Southern California at an increasing rate over the past few decades, and scientists from three University of California campuses and partner institutions are predicting that by midcentury, as a consequence of climate change causing hotter and drier summers, a lot
August 29, 2015
ARLINGTON, Va.—The following statement is attributed to Brian Wynne, president and CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), and Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the passage of California Senate Bill 142, which would restrict the flight of unmanned aerial systems (UAS): “California SB 142 is an unnecessary, innovation-stifling and
June 30, 2015
The Lake fire is spreading within California’s San Bernardino National Forest. The fire, 80 miles east of Los Angeles, grew quickly on June 22, 2015, and has now burned 70 square kilometers.