CLIMATE: Arctic sea ice minimum sixth lowest on record IN 2014
Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
City of Clearlake works to complete major capital improvement projects CLEARLAKE, Calif. – Several capital improvement projects in the city of Clearlake are getting nearer to completion, including a multiyear project that will enhance recreation amenities in the city.
Sudden oak death thriving in some Northern California locations despite drought
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – The 2014 Sudden Oak Death Blitz results reveal areas where Phytophthora ramorum – the pathogen known to cause sudden oak death, or SOD – is thriving despite drought conditions and areas where infection levels are nearly undetectable, possibly offering an opportunity for impacted communities in the fight against SOD.
STATE: Governor signs ballot reform measure Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday joined Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Think Long Committee for California chair Nicolas Berggruen and others to sign legislation – SB 1253 – to increase public participation in the initiative process and provide better information to voters on ballot measures.
Eby-Carl helps chart new, successful path for Lucerne Alpine Senior Center LUCERNE, Calif. – Without Executive Director Rae Eby-Carl and a few people she calls “a wonderful cadre of volunteers,” the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center might no longer exist.
The Living Landscape: Harvest time LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Harvest-time is upon us with the bounty from our gardens, fresh eats from local farmer’s markets and an abundance of grapes from Lake County’s prized vineyards.
Space News: NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft reaches Mars, prepares to study upper atmosphere
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars.