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World Temperature Hits Record High in June

July 21, 2014 | 12:35 pm

World Temperature Hits Record High in June

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Last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, beating the previous record set in 2010.

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USDA Gives Nearly $10 Million For California Drought Relief

July 18, 2014 | 12:20 pm

USDA Gives Nearly $10 Million For California Drought Relief

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Much of the aid will help Californians whose wells have dried up connect to the municipal water supply.

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Three ‘Drought Bear’ Cubs Captured, Released at Lake Tahoe

July 17, 2014 | 3:22 pm

Three ‘Drought Bear’ Cubs Captured, Released at Lake Tahoe

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Since July 1, officials have trapped and released nine black bears and killed one.

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Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

July 17, 2014 | 1:55 pm

Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

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Warning is issued as drought and dry lightning kindle fears of a repeat of last year’s Rim Fire.

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Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

July 16, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

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Entertainer joins state’s fight to save water. In the meantime, San Francisco says conservation is sexy.

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Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

July 16, 2014 | 10:31 am

Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

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Small blaze is contained quickly as fire officials and company give conflicting accounts of the cause.

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Video: SpaceX Rocket Launch

July 14, 2014 | 10:30 am

Video: SpaceX Rocket Launch

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Watch the liftoff from Cape Canaveral.

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Richmond Panel OKs Chevron Refinery Plan — With Conditions

July 11, 2014 | 10:15 am

Richmond Panel OKs Chevron Refinery Plan — With Conditions

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Company says it has ‘grave concerns’ about new environmental proposals attached to project.

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With DARPA Support, Lawrence Lab Seeks to Develop Brain Implant to Treat Memory Loss

July 9, 2014 | 1:32 pm

With DARPA Support, Lawrence Lab Seeks to Develop Brain Implant to Treat Memory Loss

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Researchers plan for a device that will use electrical signals to communicate with neurons in the brain.

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Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

July 9, 2014 | 12:59 pm

Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

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State expresses concern about environmental impacts of diverting water to thirsty pot plants.

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