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Renewable diesel is increasingly used to meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

November 19, 2018

Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went…
San Jose to become pilot city for automated on-demand ride-hailing service, developed by Bosch and Daimler

November 9, 2018

Test area will be San Carlos/Stevens Creek corridor between downtown and west San José. The on-demand ride-hailing service…
Can California Really Go Carbon-Free by 2045?

September 21, 2018

In August, California set an ambitious new goal to combat climate change. The bill, which passed in the…
Climate Change Predicted to Bring More Extremes to Inland Southern California

August 29, 2018

Hot, dry weather in Southern California’s inland desert region is projected to become more extreme over the 21st…
Metropolis in California to become a pilot city for automated driving

July 12, 2018

Bosch and Daimler are going to launch fully-automated, driverless driving at a major city in the Silicon Valley.…
California’s next major earthquake could cause $100 billion in losses, strand 20,000 in elevators

April 18, 2018

What will happen when the next big earthquake hits northern California? A team of researchers including CU Boulder…
Berkeley Lab Aims for Big Breakthroughs in Water Technology

March 19, 2018

The Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute to bring science solutions to water issues in California and beyond Recognizing that…
The design and application of utility-scale battery storage varies by region

March 2, 2018

About two-thirds of utility-scale battery storage power capacity installed in 2016 in the United States is located in…
Electricity prices are highest in Hawaii but expenditures are highest in South Carolina

February 14, 2018

Hawaii has the highest residential electricity prices in the United States, averaging 27.5 cents per kilowatthour (kWh) in…
California plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030

February 8, 2018

In July 2017, California’s state legislature passed assembly bill (AB) 398 to reauthorize and extend until 2030 the…
Arctic sea ice loss could dry out California

December 6, 2017

Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California’s rainfall and…
California 2100: More frequent and more severe droughts and floods likely

October 23, 2015

In the future, the Pacific Ocean’s temperature cycles could disrupt more than just December fishing. A study published…
Federal agencies release data showing california central valley idle farmland doubling

October 22, 2015

NASA, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the…
How the Golden State got so green

September 16, 2015

Brown may be the new green in California during the drought, but a UC Berkeley authority on the…
Southern California wildfires exhibit split personalities

September 10, 2015

Wildfires have ravaged both populated and unpopulated regions of Southern California at an increasing rate over the past…
California Rising

September 3, 2015

For millions of years, the Pacific and North American plates have been sliding past — and crashing into…
NASA: California Drought Causing Valley Land to Sink

August 20, 2015

As Californians continue pumping groundwater in response to the historic drought, the California Department of Water Resources today…
Series of Wildfires in Northern California Continue Blazing

August 6, 2015

California has been hit hard the past few weeks with storms.  Storms bring lightning and lightning strikes cause…
California “Rain Debt” Equal to Average Full Year of Precipitation

July 31, 2015

A new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012…
Fired Up: Controversy Still Raging Like Wildfire Over Tree-Cutting Plan in East Bay

July 10, 2015

As drought continues to crisp up California — increasing the potential for catastrophic fire and further taxing plants already…
California Selects Gemalto for Automated Identity Document Verification

July 9, 2015

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has successfully provided the nearly 200 California Department of Motor Vehicle…
California grid expected to maintain reliability despite drought

July 6, 2015

According to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the bulk power system in California is not expected…
Droughts: The Heat Is On

May 27, 2015

Two facts are indisputable: California remains in the grip of one of the worst droughts in history, and…
NOAA identifies tactics and strategies to improve drought science, forecasts and data products

May 13, 2015

After soliciting feedback from more than 100 stakeholders and employees, NOAA released a service assessment on May 11,…
New supply patterns and additional disruptions push California gasoline prices higher

May 13, 2015

Supply disruptions in the tightly balanced and relatively isolated California gasoline market have increased wholesale and retail gasoline…
Scientists map sustainability challenges in Baja California Sur fisheries

April 29, 2015

The waters surrounding Baja California Sur are teeming with fish. They’re also favorite locales for fishers in pursuit…
California’s continued drought, reduced snowpack mean lower hydropower output

April 10, 2015

Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown enacted mandatory water restrictions for the first time in the state’s…
Opinion: Seismo Blog details Bay Area quake risk

April 9, 2015

In its 100th entry since its 2008 launch, the UC Berkeley Seismology Laboratory’s “Seismo Blog” offers an up-to-date and detailed map…
California Tuolumne Snowpack 40 Percent of Worst Year

April 3, 2015

New NASA data find the snowpack in the Tuolumne River Basin in California’s Sierra Nevada — a major…
Sea change in response to past abrupt climate changes

March 31, 2015

James Kennett and colleagues use a sediment core to examine seafloor ecosystem biodiversity in response to past abrupt…
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