Extreme Weather

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The Santa Barbara City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to restart a desalination plant to confront exacerbating water problems amid the state's four-year drought . The plant, which has been in standby mode since the 1990s, would suck water from the ocean and use reverse osmosis to turn it into drinking water. According to reporting by KYET-TV...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A potent El Niño "combined with the long-term warming of the planet due to human-caused emissions of heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide, makes it likely that 2015 will be Earth's second consecutive warmest year on record," says Meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters. (Image: OpticShape/cc/flickr)
...and 2016 may likely be even hotter, scientists warn
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A deadly heat wave spreading through southern Pakistan has killed nearly 800...