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.
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.
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.
Bear, the narcoleptic dog who stole the heart of a Stanford specialist in the disease, has died.
Mountain meadows that would normally be covered with wildflowers have nothing to offer the bees this year, as the flowers lie dormant in the drought. Beekeepers are looking at drastically reduced production, and in some cases are just trying to keep their bees alive.
Two prominent California water experts advise: don't bet on wet.
Rising seas will likely lead to unprecedented flooding along parts of California's coast within 20-60 years, according to a new report.
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.
A new report echoes some of the worst fears of a fourth straight drought year.
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Two competing camps have emerged about how to boost California's water supplies during dry times: conserve more water or build more water storage.
In a letter to the city, Harris says she still has questions about the oil company's $1 billion expansion project.
Beginning Saturday, railroads must notify states when large shipments of crude oil come through by train. The new rule is in response to safety concerns with crude-by-rail.