Climate change

California is aggressively pushing to get more people into electric cars.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As California continues to grapple with a mega-drought and wildfires, we’re trying to do whatever we can to help our parched landscapes and abate that wildfire threat.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An estimated 1 billion sea creatures died in the heat waves that swept the Western U.S. and Canada over the last few weeks.

A billion sea animals died during recent West Coast heat waves, including mussels, starfish, crabs

An estimated 1 billion sea creatures died in the heat waves that swept the Western U.S. and Canada over the last few weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The combination of heat and drought is putting a huge strain on the state’s water supply, and Governor Gavin Newsom is asking residents to voluntarily cut back on water consumption.

Lake Mead supplies water for residents of 3 states plus Mexico. Now it’s sinking to record lows

The combination of heat and drought is putting a huge strain on the state’s water supply, and Governor Gavin Newsom is asking residents to voluntarily cut back on water consumption.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With a severe drought and extreme temperatures, farmland looks drastically different across California right now.

California farmers are feeling the heat as crippling drought persists

With a severe drought and extreme temperatures, farmland looks drastically different across California right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Another heatwave is sweeping through California this week. Some regions could see record-breaking temperatures above 110 degrees. Death Valley could hit 130 degrees.

Potentially deadly heat wave is coming (again). How can we adapt our bodies and infrastructure?

Another heatwave is sweeping through California this week. Some regions could see record-breaking temperatures above 110 degrees. Death Valley could hit 130 degrees.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Portland, Oregon feels like the Mojave Desert today, with an expected high of 114 degrees Fahrenheit. The city set a record on Sunday at 112 degrees.

‘Heat dome’ hits western states, bringing record-breaking temps to Washington and Oregon

Portland, Oregon feels like the Mojave Desert today, with an expected high of 114 degrees Fahrenheit. The city set a record on Sunday at 112 degrees.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With rising heat, deadly drought, and erratic storms, the desert tortoise needs your help.

In Our Backyard No. 6 (bonus): Warning! This is your Tortoise Service Announcement

With rising heat, deadly drought, and erratic storms, the desert tortoise needs your help.

from To the Point

California deserts are unique in the world, but heat and drought threaten plants and animals with extinction.

In Our Backyard No. 6: Life in the desert demands resilience, especially when lightning strikes

California deserts are unique in the world, but heat and drought threaten plants and animals with extinction.

from To the Point