Record-Low Sierra Snowpack Will Drive Home Drought Impacts
Gov. Jerry Brown is heading up to the Sierra today to measure the snowpack. Spoiler alert: he's traveling a long way to get some very bad news. The measurement has big implications for California's ongoing drought -- and this year's anemic snowpack looks to shatter the previous record-low mark.
Study: Sea Urchins Working Overtime to Cope With Rising Ocean Acidity
As humans pump more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the world's oceans are absorbing much of it, making seawater more acidic. A new study from the University of Southern California finds that sea urchins are having to work overtime to cope with that change.
Luxury Bus Startups Take Aim at San Francisco Muni Ridership
Muni, San Francisco's public transportation system, is the butt of a lot of jokes for being slow and unreliable. Now, tech startups are launching private buses to cash-in on that dissatisfaction. Leap is the latest startup. Critics are concerned that these private shuttle buses could create a two-tiered public transportation system.