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  • Increasing Heat Is Driving Off Clouds That Dampen California Wildfires

    Increasing Heat Is Driving Off Clouds That Dampen California Wildfires

    Sunny California may be getting too sunny. Increasing summer temperatures brought on by a combination of intensifying urbanization and warming climate are driving off once-common morning cloud cover in southern coastal areas of the state, leading to increased risk of wildfires.

  • As Los Angeles Heats Up, Fog Fades

    As Los Angeles Heats Up, Fog Fades

    A new study has found that urbanization around coastal Southern California is driving fog away and causing the low clouds, crucial for providing shade and moderating temperatures in summer, to rise. This trend has important implications for ecosystems and cities.

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  • Increasing Heat Is Driving Off Clouds That Dampen California Wildfires

    Increasing Heat Is Driving Off Clouds That Dampen California Wildfires

    Sunny California may be getting too sunny. Increasing summer temperatures brought on by a combination of intensifying urbanization and warming climate are driving off once-common morning cloud cover in southern coastal areas of the state, leading to increased risk of wildfires.

  • As Los Angeles Heats Up, Fog Fades

    As Los Angeles Heats Up, Fog Fades

    A new study has found that urbanization around coastal Southern California is driving fog away and causing the low clouds, crucial for providing shade and moderating temperatures in summer, to rise. This trend has important implications for ecosystems and cities.