SCIENCE NEWS: Imperiled spring-run chinook salmon released into the San Joaquin River; What’s cuing salmon migration patterns?; El Nino’s gone, but some unusual visitors remain on the North Coast; History of abrupt sinking of Seal Beach wetlands; and more …

In science news this week: Imperiled spring-run chinook salmon released into the San Joaquin River; Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015 may bode poorly for juvenile Chinook salmon survival; What’s cuing salmon migration patterns?; Coho salmon return to Oregon’s Grande Ronde; Fish in a barrel: The benefits of terminal fisheries; Information flows freely, even in a drought; El Nino’s gone, but […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Scientists map seawater threat to California central coast aquifers; Water managers explore new strategies to protect fish in the Bay-Delta; GRACE mission: 15 years of watching water on Earth; and more …

In science news this week: Scientists map seawater threat to California central coast aquifers; Water managers explore new strategies to protect fish in the Bay-Delta; This spring and summer, share the shore with California’s tiniest shorebirds; A splash of river water now reveals the DNA of all its creatures; Recovery: Benefits of a salmon failure; Formed by megafloods, this place […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Peer review for the California Water Fix; Robotic irrigation coming to California vineyards; In the agricultural heartland of the Northwest Pacific, a water plan that protects people and nature; and more …

In science news this week: Peer review for the California Water Fix; Robotic irrigation coming to California vineyards; Odds of reaching 100% (or more) precipitation for water year 2017 (March update); Alameda point harbor seals thriving on new dock; Uncovering the hidden life of soil; Prehistoric quakes discovered along San Andreas fault; In the agricultural heartland of the Northwest Pacific, […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: NASA data show San Joaquin Valley still sinking; Contaminants in the Bay Delta; California’s rain may shed light on new questions about what causes earthquakes; Slower snowmelt in a warming world; and more …

In science news this week: NASA data show California’s San Joaquin Valley still sinking; Tainted waters: Contaminants in the Bay Delta; California’s rain may shed light on new questions about what causes earthquakes; Defining snow drought and why it matters; Slower snowmelt in a warming world; USGS Publication: ‘State of the Salton Sea—A Science & Monitoring Meeting of Scientists for […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Stormy weather: How the USGS goes to work monitoring its effects; Atmospheric rivers found to carry more wind than thought; NASA: Snow science in support of our nation’s water supply; and more …

In science news this week: Stormy weather: How the USGS goes to work monitoring its effects; Atmospheric rivers found to carry more wind than thought; NASA: Snow science in support of our nation’s water supply; The secret of scientists who impact policy; Sum of their parts: Researchers use math to foster environmental protection; and Surface Water Mapping Tool Stormy weather: […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: In the Sierra, new approaches to protecting forests under stress; Severe West Coast erosion during 2015-2016; New study identifies organic matter composition as a critical factor controlling mercury methylation; and more …

In science news this week: In the Sierras, new approaches to protecting forests under stress; Severe West Coast erosion during 2015-2016; Data on blue whales off California helps protect their distant relatives; Monarch overwintering numbers remain low in the West despite conservation efforts; New study identifies organic matter composition as a critical factor controlling mercury methylation; Why nature restoration takes […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: A story about once and future California, written in the rings of redwoods; Bird bling: How a simple silver bracelet is aiding conservation; Deep groundwater aquifers respond rapidly to climate variability; and more …

In science news this week: A story about once and future California, written in the rings of redwoods; Bird bling: How a simple silver bracelet is aiding conservation; Western drought: It ain’t over ’til … well, it ain’t over; Deep groundwater aquifers respond rapidly to climate variability; NASA studies a rarity: Growing Louisiana deltas; Sea to space trek: Oceans, the […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Storms filled 37% of California’s snow-water deficit; Which sources of blue carbon measure up to the mitigation challenge?; Publication: Communicating science effectively; and more …

In science news this week: Storms filled 37% of California’s snow-water deficit; Winter weather keeps CA Water Science Center field crews busy; A drought-quenching deluge; Evaporation from the Golden State; Coastal wetlands excel at storing carbon; Which sources of blue carbon measure up to the mitigation challenge?; Toxic mercury in aquatic life could spike with greater land runoff; Floating towards […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Current conservation efforts may not be enough for Central Valley waterbirds; How much drought can a forest take?; Unraveling the knot: Water movement in the Delta; and more …

In science news this week: Current conservation efforts may not be enough for Central Valley waterbirds; How much drought can a forest take?; Episode 1: Unraveling the knot: Water movement in the Delta; Rain or shine, Service biologists work through some tough weather conditions; Learning from carcasses and final fish counts; New technique quickly predicts salt marsh vulnerability; Facts, science, […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Fall pulse flows prompt limited response from salmon; New projections of the effects of ocean acidification; Atmospheric scientists take to the skies to test cloud seeding for snow; and more …

In science news this week: Fall pulse flows prompt limited response from salmon; New projections of the effects of ocean acidification; Atmospheric scientists take to the skies to test cloud seeding for snow; Study tracks ‘memory’ of soil moisture: First year of data from SMAP satellite provides new insights for weather, agriculture, and climate; Economics: The next frontier in conservation […]

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