Recycled water plant relies on technology used successfully from Singapore to Orange County. ...Read More
Starfish on the West Coast have been dying in startling numbers. Some observers have documented sea star bodies turning to mush, others described the creatures disintegrating. It's "sea star wasting disease," and scientists don't know what causes it.
We've seen lots of rain over the past month. But the drought's not done with us, and here's why. ...Read More
During the last 25 years, California water regulators have identified 43,000 fuel leaks. Now, all but 6,000 have been cleaned up.
Critics question claim by state officials that underground tanks pose no real health threats. ...Read More
There must be a way to re-use some of our household water without spending a small fortune. ...Read More
National Park Services says loss of visitor spending hit some communities hard. But Pinnacles, the nation's newest national park, ducked the worst of the problems.
At the former Treasure Island naval base, a discovery of radioactive material has led to the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare. ...Read More
Visualization uses meteorological data to render dramatic view of weather here and elsewhere on Earth. ...Read More
The news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More
No matter where you live in the Bay Area, the answer might surprise you.
Latest series of storms is expected to douse entire region. But the drought? It's still with us. ...Read More
Scientists are testing samples and using models to try to zero in on when it will reach the California coast and how much there will be when it does.
Just as salmon are being returned to the San Joaquin River, the extreme drought is bringing political heat to one of the most ambitious environmental restoration efforts in the state.
Federal officials announced Friday that many California farmers caught in the state’s drought can expect to receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state.
It's natural for us humans to think of the current California drought as a human crisis. Yes, it affects all 38 million of us who have staked a claim on this desirable real estate, and yes, people across the United States and beyond who consume our state's bounty of farm ...Read More
Elizabeth Kolbert’s book “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” centers around two premises: that humans are witnessing a very high rate of species extinction and that humans are causing much of it.
Package aims at helping those suffering worst impact of crisis, with emphasis on securing emergency water. ...Read More