Environments

The impact of climate change is far-reaching. The global impacts of climate change include higher temperatures and an increased frequency of many types of natural disasters, such as storms, floods,READ MORE

There is geologic evidence showing that incredibly massive floods, called megafloods, have occurred in California every 100 to 200 years. These floods are caused by huge amounts of rainfall fromREAD MORE

The Fresno Scraper was breakthrough technology that revolutionized the jobs of leveling fields, digging ditches for irrigation, and building roads. “Fresnos” were the brainchild of James Porteous, a Scottish immigrantREAD MORE

California is a wonderful place to live if you love to be outside and, since most of the state enjoys a Mediterranean climate, you can find good hiking year round.READ MORE

If you lived in the Central Valley of California some 20-30 years ago, you likely remember an unpleasant winter weather pattern called “Tule Fog.” Every year, it would appear outREAD MORE

The desert — a dry, seemingly uninhabitable region of the world. Defined as regions with less than 10 inches of annual rainfall, you would expect there to be very littleREAD MORE

California’s Central Valley stretches for more than four hundred miles down the middle of the state, from Bakersfield up to Redding. Known as California’s “heartland,” it is not only theREAD MORE