People we follow

chance of rain

Chance of Rain is a repository of published reporting by Emily Green with occasional ex parte blogging and resource directories to do with water, land and wildlife conservation in the West. 


Climate Progress

Edited by Joe Romm, Climate Progress covers climate science, solutions and politics. Columnist Tom Friedman calls it "the indispensable blog" and Time magazine named it one of the 25 "Best Blogs of 2010."


Coyote Crossing

Writing and photography from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts by Chris Clarke.


High Sierra Topix

High Sierra Topix (HST) is a not-for-profit Sierra Nevada adventure community resource created by its members, for its members.


National Center for Science Education

NCSE provides information and advice as the premier institution dedicated to keeping evolution and climate change in the science classroom and to keeping creationism and climate change denial out.


On the public record

Commentary on water news in California. Themes on the blog include: agriculture and water use in California, adjusting to increasing scarcity, especially climate change induced scarcity, deconstructing rhetoric; adding context, our messed-up governance and reviewing reports.



RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.


The Loom

Carl Zimmer is an award-winning science writer whose work appears frequently in the New York Times, National Geographic, and other publications. He is the author of 13 books, including Parasite Rex and The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution.