All signs point to California's record-breaking drought conditions extending into the fall months. The state's reservoir levels are still dropping rapidly, and will continue to do so for at least another 2-3 months, Daniel Swain writes.
Larry Taylor, a research fellow with Prof. Jonathan Payne, argues in a recent OpEd that the shells of tiny sea snails are dissolving due to climate change, and people should pay more attention. In LA Times
Watch grad student Kate Lowry talk about the algae that cling to the bottom of the Arctic sea ice. Lowry is on a research cruise in the Chukchi Sea as part of the SUBICE project led by Kevin Arrigo, which is searching for massive phytoplankton blooms under the sea ice.
Greg Beroza says a "heroic amount of work" went into a new study that found that the Bay Area is somewhat more likely to get a series of serious quakes rather than one huge one. If that sounds like good news, it isn’t. Inside Science.