In response to the major threats posed to the Great Lakes by invasive Asian carp, engineers have developed devices to keep them out, but delays in deciding how to implement them might give the fish an edge. ...Read More
The voluntary cut comes as East Bay district considers tapping the Sacramento River for the first time. ...Read More
A new book explores how melting ice yields new shipping channels, oil resources — and profits. ...Read More
As California's drought gets worse, farmers and conservationists are teaming up to create temporary wetlands for birds migrating on the Pacific Flyway.
But regulators also report that 12 million Californians live in areas where air violates federal rules. ...Read More
There are more than a thousand species of sharks and rays in the world, and nearly a quarter of them are threatened with extinction. That means these ancient types of fish are among the most endangered animals in the world.
Governor Jerry Brown's emergency drought declaration allows regulators to relax some water quality standards, as the state tries to balance the needs of wildlife and people.
Governor Jerry Brown's emergency drought declaration allows for easing some environmental rules in the face of low water supplies. That makes environmentalists, and fishing groups, nervous about water being held upstream. ...Read More
News in photos from around the Bay Area. ...Read More
Critical Zone Observatories, or CZOs, are designated sites around the world where scientists study the crucial environmental interactions that occur on the Earth's surface. This new frontier in research can lead to further insights on sustainable civilization.
Importing an Arctic iceberg for freshwater? Painting brown lawns green? California has had some creative ideas for droughts in the past.
Authorities say they've arrested three people in connection with brushfire near Glendora. ...Read More
Facing questions about strict new regulations, Chemical Safety Board postpones decision for 120 days. ...Read More
Researchers are launching a new project to monitor California's kelp forests for radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Scientists will fan out along the California coast to collect kelp and find out if it has absorbed any radiation from the 2011 meltdown.
Panel denies request for wider consideration of oyster operation's attempt to stay open. ...Read More