Scientists have long assumed that dust storms lead to infections with the desert soil fungus Coccidioides, but new evidence suggests otherwise.
Another significant step has been taken in methods for managing water resources in the face of climatic changes and other future uncertainties. Dynamic adaptation is becoming a reality.
California plans to use forest thinning to reduce wildfire risk. New research suggests the state could also see a climate benefit by repurposing waste wood produced by thinning.
The insecticide sulfuryl fluoride isn’t included in federal or state emissions reduction goals.
Climate change is increasing the risk of fire-rain events, raising mudslide concerns in fire-prone communities.
Using stainless steel models, researchers find that high-frequency seismic waves—the most damaging to buildings—are attenuated in the Los Angeles sedimentary basin.
Researchers look to the fossil rock record to unearth the driving forces for variable seismic speed through subduction zones.
Shrinking snowpack, thawing permafrost, and shifting precipitation patterns have widespread consequences. Can new technologies—and public policies—help communities adapt?
Analysis of California earthquakes solidifies links between shaking due to remote earthquakes and increased local earthquake activity that persists for times longer than for regular aftershocks.
A new study integrates spaceborne InSAR time series and GPS to resolve spatiotemporal patterns of deformation across the San Joaquin Valley indicating recharge areas and pathways for groundwater flow.