Esthetics and water conservation clash as California cities find their own laws at odds with the governor's water reduction mandates.
The latest figures on water conservation in California would seem to bear out the need for more strict, mandatory measures, such as the governor recently announced.
Builders and developers are pondering the governor's new water mandates -- and scratching their heads.
Governor Jerry Brown orders the state Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory reductions to cut water use by 25 percent.
The State Water Resources Control Board is California's top arbiter of water supply conflicts. Lately it's been caught in a tug of war between those who would have it tread lightly with local water agencies and those calling for aggressive statewide rationing.
As California plods into its fourth year of drought, critics say the latest round of statewide water restrictions are too little -- and possibly too late.
Los Angeles is offering rice farmers in the Sacramento Valley more money than the city has ever paid for water — $700 per acre-foot. At this price, rice farmers could make more money selling water than they can make on their crops. That makes it easy to say “yes,” says Lance Tennis, whose family has […]
New data from the ancient ice of a tropical glacier shows that lead in gasoline tainted the Earth with the toxic metal far more than any other source, past or present, human or natural.
Uneven rainfall across the state has helped replenish Northern California reservoirs, while those to the south remain in mostly abysmal shape. Meantime, the latest snow report is in, and it's not good.
A long record of atmospheric observations has put an "official" stamp on the foundation of climate-change science: the greenhouse effect really works the way we've always said it does.
Marine scientists from up and down the West Coast say it's a one-two punch to the Pacific food web.
Our best climate models, combined with our best climate records, foresee at least a century of profound drought in the Midwest and Southwest.
Regulators say the stricter new standard could save lives and reduce hospitalizations. Critics say it would be costly and would kill jobs.
'Frozen reservoir,' source of a third of California's water, is far below historical average.
Newest Earth science mission could extend the accuracy range of weather forecasts, fine-tune flood forecasts.
Scientists hope a stubborn high-pressure bubble over the West Coast isn't a replay of the last two winters.