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 (112 archives)
Just north of the San Francisco Bay Area is a vast expanse of land and water that could be in line for new federal protections. The proposed Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Conservation Area would link wilderness zones and other lands in five counties. But it's been a tough sell in some quarters.
California's cap-and-trade program is the first of its size and scale in the country. As such, it has attracted attention and lawsuits from environmentalists on one side and business groups on the other. Now, the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation alleges that the program's charge for carbon emissions violates California law because it constitutes a tax -- and taxes in California require approval by a two-thirds majority in both houses of the state Legislature.
Scientists and policymakers gathered at UC Davis Wednesday to talk about climate change and agriculture. Growers in California have noted disturbing patterns, from heat stress on row crops, to fewer so-called winter "chilling hours," which are crucial for cherries and other stone fruits.
California's cap-and-trade program to cut greenhouse gases resumes with its second auction of carbon allowances to industrial polluters. In addition to the state's carbon footprint, billions of dollars are at stake. But some questions remain from the first auction.
California water specialists are gearing up for the first snow survey of the season. After all that rain over the holidays, they're asking themselves if it's possible to have too much snow in the Sierra snowpack.