Women in science say the problem doesn't stem from women making choices between career and family -- it's plain, old-fashioned sex discrimination.
Intensive research has laid bare the workings of gigantic "internal waves" that roil the deep seas. The results will advance climate models and make a wide range of marine activities more reliable.
Here’s the thing: Water rights in California are based on who got there first. It’s as if you had to line up with all your coworkers to get a cup of coffee at work, and maybe the pot’s empty when the new guy gets to the front. Some are asking, in a drought like the one we’ve been having, is that really fair?
Maybe that old song ought to say that April flowers bring May showers. A new study shows that pollen grains break up into huge numbers of tiny pieces that are active in triggering cloud formation.
State officials officially hand the ball to local water agencies to squeeze 25 percent more water savings out of their customers. And ultimately, it is up to those customers to respond -- or not.
The longest core ever taken from Cuban coral arrived in Santa Cruz today. The core contains data on past environmental changes that will tell scientists why Cuban reefs are so healthy and how corals might respond to future climate change.
In promoting his new greenhouse gas reduction targets, the governor invokes World War II, climate-change deniers in Washington, and the recycled toilet water in our future.
The governor offers help with enforcement but no easing of conservation targets for local water suppliers.
New drought restrictions are prompting cemetery managers to look at the water they use to keep lawns green. Some worry that for family members who visit this summer, parched grass might feel like insult on top of loss.
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 […]