It’s the first offer the California water agencies have publicly announced since U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton issued a warning: Come up with a plan to conserve between 2 and 4 million acre-feet in 2023 within 60 days or face federally mandated cuts.
A proposal circulated Friday by California Democratic legislators would reject Newsom’s plan to keep the state’s last nuclear power plant open longer than planned.
Wednesday’s school board vote was the culmination of two years of sustained activism from students who pushed for concrete commitments from the LBUSD to fight climate change.
A ton of methane is 83 times worse for the climate than a ton of carbon dioxide, when compared over twenty years.
Three of 10 shipping piers at the Port of Long Beach could be inundated with water—one of which houses a Southern California Edison substation—even in the mildest sea-level rise projections, according to an assessment risk compiled by the port.
Southern California is widely known for its mild, Mediterranean climate, but even coastal cities like Long Beach will not be spared from extreme temperatures, experts say.
In the 90803 ZIP code—which includes Naples, Belmont Shore and the Peninsula—the median home costs nearly $900,000. But large swaths of the area will soon be underwater, with predictions that a rapidly warming ocean will rise 6 to 22 inches by 2050 and as much 6 feet by 2100.
Some say the future of protecting California’s coasts, and the developments behind them, will include more natural solutions like restoring wetlands and other habitats so they can help slow storm surges and combat other effects of sea level rise.
“We’re in the latest great extinction, not only of animal species but of plant species,” the world-renowned climatologist and oceanographer says.