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February's Storms Doubled California Snowpack, March Could Bring More Wet Weather
The recent storms have more than doubled the California snowpack, and meteorologists forecast that March could be a wet month.
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California Releases Formal Proposal to End Fracking in the State
California Solar Customers, Industry Brace for Impact of Reduced State Incentives
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From Richmond to Gaza: Bay Area Environmentalists Speak Out Against the War
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How Kern County's Carbon Removal Industry Can Save California's Oil Country
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Californians Eager for Human Composting After They Die
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One Mother's Struggle to Prevent Suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge
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Watch Spawning Corals Synchronize With the Night Sky
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A Drain Fly's Happy Place Is Down Your Pipes
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Skiers on a ski slope.

February's Storms Doubled California Snowpack, March Could Bring More Wet Weather

The recent storms have more than doubled the California snowpack, and meteorologists forecast that March could be a wet month.
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Leap Year 2024: Why Do We Get an Extra Day?

A Bay Area astronomer explains: It's time to adjust the calendar; the Earth clock is running slow.
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Holiday Weekend Storms On Tap Could Bring Flooding to the Bay Area

The National Weather Service forecasts intensifying rain over the Bay Area and snow in the Sierra during President’s Day weekend. A high surf advisory has been issued along the coast through Sunday evening.
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Battle Over San Francisco's Coastal Development Sparks Statewide Concerns

A feud over balancing housing needs and preserving the California coast as seas rise is brewing along the western shores of San Francisco.

California Releases Formal Proposal to End Fracking in the State

Gov. Gavin Newsom follows up on his 2021 vision to permanently end fracking in California in pursuit of California’s target of 100% clean energy by 2045.
Solar panels on top of a building seen from the air.

California Solar Customers, Industry Brace for Impact of Reduced State Incentives

Solar advocates say a controversial new rate that takes effect across California today will further drive down demand for solar and threaten the state’s efforts to meet its goal of 100% clean power by 2045.

This Scientist Reveals the Physics Behind the Spiral Pass After 20 Years

If you've ever watched part of a professional football game, you've probably seen a tight spiral pass. Those passes seem to defy fundamental physics. And for a long time, scientists couldn't figure out exactly why — until more recently.