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 (102 archives)
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.
While much is uncertain about California's warming climate, there's little doubt that it's already changing the fundamentals of how most of us get our water. And that has some far-reaching implications that could even show up on your electric bill.
Despite what felt like a late-season deluge, this will go down as a dry winter in California's record books. The season ends with water content of mountain snows at just 40 percent of the long-term average.