California


How Climate Change is Affecting the Forests of the Sierra Nevada

Map showing the study area in the northern Sierra Nevada ecoregion, California, USA, above 914 m elevation (3000 feet).Map showing the study area in the northern Sierra Nevada ecoregion, California, USA, above 914 m elevation (3000 feet). Source: Wright et al., 2016.

Climate change is causing certain key species in the Sierra Nevada mountains to change where they are growing according to a study published by the journal California Fish and Game.

Tule Fog Declining in California’s Central Valley

Tule fog coverage in California's Central Valley. This image was captured on January 17, 2011, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

Starting around the beginning of November and lasting through March, a dense ground fog settles on California’s Central Valley each year. What is Tule Fog? Named after the tule grass wetlands (tulles) found in the area, the Tule Fog is a radiation fog caused by the combination of a high relative humidity (typically after a heavy […]