KQED Radio Staff
Senior Editor, Climate Watch
A veteran journalist at home on either end of the microphone, Craig Miller brings 25 years of diverse experience to Climate Watch. From producing and directing Emmy Award-winning documentaries on public television to his reporting for outlets such as CNN and National Geographic Channel, Craig's background makes him uniquely suited to head up the Climate Watch editorial team. As a correspondent for California Connected and KQED's The California Report, Craig has reported extensively on environmental and resource issues facing California and the American West.
Stories (109 archives)
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.
Debris from last year's devastating tsunami in Japan is still drifting toward the California coast. Researchers are looking for "citizen scientists" to help track and catalog it using a new mobile phone app.
The centerpiece of California's climate strategy is now in place, with the launch of its long-awaited market for greenhouse gas emissions. Officials certifying the auction of carbon pollution permits pronounced it an early success.
The next time you drive down I-5, look east. You see fields and orchards stretching to the Sierra. But what you don't see is California's largest permanent reservoir. That's because it's underground in the rock formations known as "aquifers." For years, farms and cities have pumped water out to meet their needs. But now, as water supplies dwindle, there's a major movement afoot to put some water back.