Under pressure from a federal deadline and amid news reports that state regulators allowed oil companies to inject wastewater into aquifers clean enough to drink from, officials outlined plans for new safeguards.
Lake Oroville, Then and Now July 2011 (Paul Hames/CA DWR) August 2014 (Justin Sullivan/Getty) Despite some stormy December days and predictions in Northern California for a wet weekend ahead, the state is bracing ...Read More
State scientists, federal agencies, and a lab in Britain are all trying to identify a mystery gunk that killed hundreds of sea birds in San Francisco Bay. It's been three weeks, and still no word on what the gunk is. KQED investigates why it's taking so long.
Regulators say the stricter new standard could save lives and reduce hospitalizations. Critics say it would be costly and would kill jobs.
Three years after California state parks were discovered to have mismanaged millions of dollars, a task force issued recommendations for how to manage and fund the state park system.
Mystery goo in the San Francisco Bay has affected hundreds of sea birds along the East Bay shoreline. Sharol Nelson-Embry of the East Bay Regional Park District recounts their efforts to rescue these birds from this unidentified substance.
'Frozen reservoir,' source of a third of California's water, is far below historical average.
An unidentified substance has killed or injured hundreds of birds so far.
The annually-averaged temperature was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average, and easily broke the records set in 2005 and 2010.
A recent study from the San Francisco Estuary Institute shows that the Bay Area's status as a flame retardant (PBDE) "hot spot" has dramatically improved since the 2002 phaseout of the toxic chemicals.
A new way of measuring soil erosion in the geologically recent past, before modern civilization, may help put sustainable agriculture on a firmer footing.
Sea otters aren’t just cute -- they’re a vivid example of life on the edge. Unlike whales and other ocean mammals, sea otters have no blubber. Yet they're still able to keep warm in the frigid Pacific waters. The secret to their survival? A fur coat like no other.