As regions around the world face record-breaking droughts, researchers are using seismology to track groundwater levels and show that sustainable policies reduce strain on aquifers.
New acoustic sensing technology is allowing scientists to track blue whale movements in real time, a breakthrough that could help save whales’ lives.
California officials faced a conundrum in dealing with mudslides after the Thomas Fire.
Magnetometers detected faint signals that with further study, may improve our understanding of what happens before earthquakes and offer promise for early detection.
California has lost 7% of its forest cover to climate change over the past 25 years.
Using a physical experiment, researchers show how off-fault deformation occurs along strike-slip faults with different types of motion.
Exploratory modeling in California’s Central Valley indicates that evaluating the costs, benefits, and risks to individual providers is necessary to ensure the viability of future water projects.
Success in Yosemite is driving the wider use of lidar surveys to support forest health and wildfire resilience, study wildlife habitats, and monitor water resources.
Researchers have developed a new analysis based on a river’s catchment area as opposed its length.
Streamflow in the West has been below average since the early 2000s, but a new analysis shows that streams aren’t as dry as expected.