NASA recently compared satellite images of Earth's surface to see the effects of increased groundwater pumping. The profiles they found revealed that subsidence is occurring in the San Joaquin Valley at an increased rate.
Almonds don't have to be the 3rd-largest consumer of resources in California. Industry changes could lessen their footprint, especially because orchards by their very nature store carbon.
Some grasses can be bred for salt-tolerance, meaning more fresh water for us.
A third of the Earth's biggest groundwater basins are in trouble, because after significantly relying on this hidden resource for so long, they are being quickly tapped out, according to two new studies.
New research indicates that extreme climate swings - lasting tens of millions of years - were too much for the dinos and kept them out of the tropics, solving one of science's longstanding mysteries.
Nearly four years in, and the state of California continues to suffer from the worst drought ever seen along the West Coast in more than a millennium. Now, the California Energy Commission has pledged a whopping $2.3 million in funding towards radically optimizing the state's wasteful agriculture and energy sectors.
Climate change: it's a subject that is full of uncertainties. That's especially true in the case of how it will affect plant life around the globe. Past studies have revealed that a warming world and changing atmosphere could help plants spread and grow. However, new research has now found evidence of the complete opposite. Plants, it appears, may actually be running out of time to grow in the face of climate change.
Joshua trees, a beloved and iconic desert species in California, is currently in decline due to drought and climate change.
Muir Woods is known for having some of the oldest, tallest trees on Earth, but a new analysis shows that California's tallest tree is actually younger than previously thought.
Prehistoric climate changes that took place thousands of years ago are apparently hidden inside Indian cave deposits (not pictured), and may hold clues to better predicting future climate in the region, according to new research.
Massive floods in the Mississippi River valley may have wiped out an ancient civilization, according to a new study.
According to new research, drought damage will likely cause widespread forest death by the 2050s as a result of climate change.
Researchers warn that without better local management, some of the world's most iconic ecosystems may collapse under climate change.
California is in the midst of the worst drought the region's seen in a millennium, which is rapidly depleting its water supply, and now a NASA scientist warns that the state has only one year of water left.