Researchers propose a framework for evaluating the impacts of climate change on California’s water and energy systems

Hydroelectric stations like Shasta Dam, along the Sacramento River, are integral to California’s water and energy needs. Credit: U.S. Bureau Of Reclamation As the planet continues to warm, the twin challenges of diminishing water supply and growing energy demand will intensify. But water and energy are inextricably linked. For instance, nearly a fifth of California’s energy […]

Error correction means California’s future wetter winters may never come — ScienceDaily

California and other areas of the U.S. Southwest may see less future winter precipitation than previously projected by climate models. After probing a persistent error in widely used models, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory estimate that California will likely experience drier winters in the future than projected by some climate […]