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Past articles by Craig:

No, Earthquake Weather Is Not a Real Thing

The myth of 'earthquake weather' goes all the way back to ancient times. → Read More

Marin Was Once Armed With Nuclear Missiles, Luckily They Were Never Deployed

Veterans say the Cold War missile batteries that ringed the Bay Area packed nuclear warheads with a punch that more than equaled the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs combined. → Read More

Attacking Global Warming by Adding CO2 to the Atmosphere? Stanford Researchers Have a Plan

It sounds wacky but scientists say we could slow down global warming by converting a really nasty greenhouse gas into a less nasty one. → Read More

Satellite Can Immediately Warn of Wildfire. But Not Until the Shutdown Ends

A new generation of sharp-eyed satellites will help more than weather forecasters; they could be a breakthrough tool in managing wildfires. → Read More

State's Retiring Snow Guru Talks Snowpack Tech and California Water

Frank Gehrke wasn't the only one to plod into mountain meadows to measure the snowpack, but over 31 years he became the face and voice of California's monthly snow surveys. → Read More

Eldridge Moores: He Looked at a Jumble of Rocks and Saw the Sierra Being Born

His geological investigative work in the Sierra Nevada helped cement new thinking about how California's predominant mountain range was formed. → Read More

Coverage of Global Climate Action Summit

Follow KQED Science for live updates of the Global Climate Action Summit, where business leaders, politicians, scientists, and activists from around the world will gather and share their ideas for saving the planet from climate doom. → Read More

Hundreds of New Commitments to Climate Action Bubble Up from San Francisco Summit

Broad coalition of business and regional governments roll out strategies to reduce climate stress. → Read More

Cities, States Claim They Can Make Major Climate Gains on Their Own

A new report says American cities, states, and businesses that support the Paris climate agreement are the equivalent of the world's third largest economy. → Read More

Outlook Grim But Not Hopeless as Climate Summit Convenes in San Francisco

But scientists still insist that it's not too late to save ourselves from the most menacing impacts of global warming. What can another "summit" contribute? → Read More

Can California's Wild and Scenic Rivers Stay That Way?

In his years in the wild, Tim Palmer has roamed forests, glaciers, and grasslands. But when he comes to a river, it's like coming home. In this era of unwi → Read More

Trump EPA Ready to Throw Down Gauntlet on Calif. Auto Emissions

California officials vow to continue fight for higher fuel efficiency standards. → Read More

Proposition 70: Who Decides How to Spend California Climate Funds

This measure landed on the ballot as the result of a political trade-off in Sacramento. Billions of dollars are at stake. → Read More

Yearlong Bay 'Challenge' Ends with Lofty Plans for Staving Off Sea Level Rise

A design challenge to create "resilient" communities winds up this week. Now comes the hard part: realizing these lofty visions. → Read More

Climate Scientist Won't Back Down Despite Threats, Harassment

Michael Mann, a leading scientist and agitator for climate action, says his concern is growing, but the situation isn't hopeless ... yet. → Read More

Wilder Weather Swings in California's Future Could Spell Disaster

'Very sobering' study projects more extremes in wet and dry winters -- and the likelihood of a trillion-dollar disaster. → Read More

Sierra Snowpack Still Skimpy After March Storms

Before and after: thank goodness for March. Check out the images in this post to see how one month helped plump up the snowpack. → Read More

Climate's Day in Court: Maybe Not the Great Debate, But Still a 'Big Deal'

Oil industry lawyers say they will not try to debate climate science in federal court during the hearing, but they will try to have the case thrown out. They've filed a motion to have the case dismissed, arguing that the courtroom is not the appropriate place to set climate policy. "The courts have said over and over again that public nuisance claims in court are not the way to go about solving… → Read More

Songbirds Have a Story To Tell About Climate Change

And scientists are listening in, to track how climate change is shifting migration patterns, possibly to the birds' peril. → Read More

California’s Recurring Nightmare: Nearly Half the State is Back in Drought

Official says an "ugly picture" is emerging of the state's water year. → Read More