Elizabeth Weise, El Paso Times

Elizabeth Weise

El Paso Times

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

Should I buy an EV? Your buying guide on big discounts, tax credits and when to buy.

You'll need to carefully check your personal eligibility and the eligibility of the electric car you want — and the latter can rapidly change. → Read More

Snow in Hawaii? 'It has been a long time' since this much snow was seen on Hawaii volcano.

Some volcanic peaks also saw snow this winter, with more than a foot of snow in mid-February and a dusting earlier this week. → Read More

Yosemite National Park closed indefinitely; parts of park buried in 15 feet of snow

The park initially closed on Saturday due to heavy snow and had originally hoped to reopen on Thursday. However more snow fell on Wednesday. → Read More

'Zombie ant fungus' in humans? Climate change sparks fungi fears — Some serious and some silly.

The apocalyptic fungus in 'The Last of Us' isn't how climate change will play out, experts say. But fungi are alarmingly adapting to a warming planet. → Read More

Water crisis in West: Massive reservoir Lake Powell hits historic low water level

Lake Powell is the nation's second-largest reservoir. Water is dangerously close to dropping so low that it can't flow out of the reservoir. → Read More

Whale deaths exploited in 'cynical disinformation' campaign against offshore wind power, advocates say

A dozen New Jersey mayors have said off-shore wind could be the cause of recent whale strandings. Experts say that's essentially "disinformation." → Read More

How close to midnight is humanity? 2023 Doomsday Clock announcement could warn of nuclear disaster

The Doomsday Clock will be reset Jan. 24. Historically, the clock has measured danger from nuclear disaster, but it now includes other perils. → Read More

4 more storms heading toward California in next 10 days, Newsom warns; death toll climbs: Updates

Thousands of Californians have fled their homes as endless storms pound the state. The entire San Francisco Bay Area is under a flood watch. → Read More

Are California's storms normal, or is climate change making them worse? What experts say.

California's recent storms and flooding have been extreme, leaving many to ask: Is climate change at play here? We ask the experts. → Read More

'30-hour event': Bomb cyclone to pummel California coast Wednesday; Bay Area braces for flooding

The National Weather Service in the Bay Area delivered a rare admonition saying the coming "brutal" storm system "needs to be taken seriously." → Read More

'Truly a brutal storm' heading for California; forecasters predict flooding, landslides, deaths: Live updates

A storm system was poised to slam across Northern California on Wednesday. The region is still saturated from record weekend rains. → Read More

Tempted to joke about global warming amid a blizzard? Here's what experts say about that.

Cold, wintry weather might make global warming seem like less of a threat or something to joke about. Here's what experts say about that. → Read More

Scientists achieve major advance in fusion energy that could provide clean, carbon-free power

The fusion breakthrough could mean carbon-free power, but not soon. And it's not going to be like 'Mr. Fusion' from 'Back to the Future II.' → Read More

Landmark California offshore wind site auction nets $757 million, will power 1.5 million homes

The first-ever federal auction of floating offshore wind power sites off the Pacific coast ended Wednesday with bids totaling $757 million. When fully developed, the sites could power 1.5 million homes. → Read More

Something surprising can cause electric vehicles to catch on fire. Here's what experts want you to know.

Flood waters present a unique danger to electric cars, but data shows fires are far more common in gas vehicles. → Read More

How close are we to Armageddon? Annual Doomsday Clock time to be announced today.

The Doomsday Clock announcement is being made Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The clock is intended as a warning about human-caused catastrophes. → Read More

Climate change is on the ballot in the midterm elections: Here's what's at stake.

Democrats have set up several major climate change initiatives at the national level that Republicans would like to roll back. What to know. → Read More

'Shouting distance': That's how close the Inflation Reduction Act would get US to its climate goals

The proposed Inflation Reduction Act could get the United States within "shouting distance" of its climate goals for 2030, analysis shows. → Read More

Remote, stealth commands tamper with temperatures in Portland area homes — all to save energy

In voluntary energy shifting programs, customers grant their utility the right to slightly lower their usage in return for a credit on their bills. → Read More

Next step in combating climate change? Massive batteries that harness the power of the sun.

Batteries the size of shipping containers store cheap solar energy during the day, making it available at night when supplies lag and prices rise. → Read More