KQED Radio Staff
Craig is KQED's science editor, specializing in weather, climate, water & energy issues, with a little seismology thrown in just to shake things up. Prior to his current position, he launched and led the station's award-winning multimedia project, Climate Watch. Craig is also an accomplished writer/producer of television documentaries, with a focus on natural resource issues.
Stories (132 archives)
On New Year's Eve, one of the world's largest container ships passed under the Golden Gate Bridge. Its arrival raised the curtain on a new era for the Port of Oakland. But it also raised the anxiety level among marine scientists, who are watching -- and listening -- as noise from rising ship traffic increasingly interferes with ocean wildlife.
For drought watchers, the season's first official survey of the Sierra snowpack should offer some encouragement today. Remote sensing shows the statewide snowpack is about 10% above normal for this date.
State water regulators are proposing to ease conservation targets for some inland communities in drier parts of the state, and in places with the fastest growing populations. The provisional changes, unveiled yesterday, don't signal an end to emergency drought restrictions.
Folsom Reservoir continues to drop, threatening water supplies for some in the Sacramento region. Federal water managers are taking a $3.5 million measure to keep the water flowing. They're floating a network of barges and pipelines out onto the lake, which they can pump from if necessary.
One year ago today, in the pre-dawn hours of a Sunday morning, thousands of people were jounced out of bed when a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Napa Valley. The shaking claimed at least one life, injured more than 200 and brought down whole sections of buildings in Napa and Vallejo. For years, Californians have been hoping for some kind of warning system that would provide even a few seconds to prepare. Japan has it. Mexico has it. But it will be a while yet before we have it.