Poachers have chopped the burl from the base of this redwood. (Sally Schilling/KQED) California is home to the tallest trees in the world: coast redwoods. To forest visitors, staring up at the towering canopy of a 300-foot-tall old-growth redwood can feel surreal. “For a lot of people, this is an almost religious ...Read More
Fights are breaking out over controversial water sales. Some farmers say they need the water to keep trees alive, while others say groundwater pumping depletes supplies for neighboring farms, and could threaten California's already-stressed aquifers. …read more Source: <a target=_blank title="As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California's Drought" ...Read More
Rising seas will likely lead to unprecedented flooding along parts of California's coast within 20-60 years, according to a new report. …read more Source: Science News ...Read More
Food. It's almost as if we like wasting it as much as we enjoy eating it. About a third of all food in the world that's produced for human consumption (roughly 1.2 billion tons) is lost or wasted, based on United Nations' estimates — even as millions still suffer ...Read More
Biologists at UC Davis are growing concerned about the presence of non-native aquatic snakes in California’s waterways.
Point Reyes oyster farm owner says he's contemplating legal options after justices refuse to hear case. ...Read More
The data could yield a much more precise picture of how accumulating greenhouse gases will affect the planet.
Because of heavy logging in the 1800s and early 1900s, only about five percent of the old-growth redwoods remain, with much of that acreage in state and national parks. Now they face another threat: poachers.
It's been 150 years since Lincoln preserved Yosemite, and the park is celebrating but boosting conservation efforts. ...Read More
Trains loaded with volatile Bakken crude pass through or near cities and sensitive environmental areas on a regular basis.
Fights are breaking out over controversial water sales. Some farmers say they need the water to keep trees alive, while others say groundwater pumping depletes supplies for neighboring farms, and could threaten California's already-stressed aquifers.
The Obama administration dropped the proverbial climate change bomb earlier this month when it announced a groundbreaking plan, without congressional approval, to significantly reduce the nation's carbon emissions over the next 15 years. Cartoon journalist Andy Warner explains what the new rules set out to do. View as slideshow Andy ...Read More
Squid fishermen in and around Monterey Bay are experiencing early success this season with California market squid, which may be a result of a couple happy accidents.
A new version of a water bond slated for the 2010 ballot may finally go before voters in November. ...Read More
Environmentalists want Berkeley drivers to see a connection between pumping gas and dumping carbon into the atmosphere.
Crude-by-rail has been a growing concern as an oil boom in North Dakota has meant more and more crude is traveling to refineries by rail. A series of fiery derailments in the past year has focused attention on the need for accident prevention and emergency response preparation.
Even before the drought, farmers around California were sucking down the groundwater faster than the environment could keep up. Now, the U.S. Geological Survey reports the practice has caused land in the Coachella Valley to sink up to two feet in some places. ...Read More