Researchers are working to revive the passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in the world, and the woolly mammoth, which they say could slow down the melting of Arctic permafrost. It may be possible, but is it right to turn back the clock?
Drakes Bay Oyster Company is taking its running battle with the federal government–and environmentalists–to the Supreme Court. The company says it has filed a petition with the high court asking for a review of an unfavorable ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling said federal courts lacked ...Read More
A new study finds that investing in forest management could shrink the size of wildfires and save California hundreds of millions of dollars.
This week's news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More
Following the ups and downs of a key state reservoir and what they mean for the drought water supply. ...Read More
Water managers are walking a tightrope this year, balancing three competing needs: how much water to deliver to people and agriculture, how much to provide for wildlife and how much to save for next year, in case it’s just as dry.
Distributing enough water to everyone has never been an easy task in perennially thirsty California. But making sure that residents, farms and the natural environment are all sufficiently hydrated becomes a particularly difficult balancing act during prolonged droughts. Simply put, there's just not enough to go around. Cartoon journalist Andy ...Read More
Facility gets makeover under new owner. But one rancher says fallout from earlier recall could ruin him. ...Read More
The fire burned more than a quarter of a million acres in Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest. See before-and-after photos from a plot in the national forest.
Power companies will be paying $750 million in rebates to consumers under cap-and-trade program. ...Read More
How much trash do you think you produce in a day? How about a year? It adds up a lot faster than you might think — especially in the United States, which collectively generates more garbage — or municipal waste — than any other nation on earth. With only ...Read More
The drought is putting a spotlight on water use around California, including for hydraulic fracturing. How much water does fracking use and will it increase as companies tap into the Monterey Shale, estimated to be the largest oil resource in country?
More and more crude oil is being transported into California by rail lines, and questions about safety are prompting local governments and environmentalists to take action.
Dry years stifle a key tourist attraction, creating challenge for supporters of state's largest park. ...Read More
The week's news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More
Wildlife officials say trucking is the only way to make sure hatchery salmon reach the Pacific. ...Read More
These are bone dry times for California. Even with the recent rains, the state is still mired in one of its worst droughts in recorded history. And that spells trouble for the vast agriculture industry here. Cartoon journalist Andy Warner explains. View as slideshow Andy Warner's comic journalism has ...Read More