Wearables and health apps made a multi-billion-dollar industry out of healthy peoples' desires to count calories and rack up steps. Now can this technology make the transition to a medical setting, to help people with chronic illnesses?
Only 1924 and 1977 were drier. And there's little in the long-range forecasts to suggest a rebound soon.
Climate change is making the weather pattern that's responsible for California's drought more likely, according to a new study from Stanford.
Water worries persist -- and may be driving support for a multi-billion-dollar water bond.
The South Napa Earthquake revealed how much we've yet to learn about seismic faults in the Napa Valley.
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Here's why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean.
A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation 'genius grants.'
California water districts are eyeing a potential new source of water: trees. After a century of fire suppression, Sierra Nevada forests are more dense than ever before. And those pine trees are taking up a lot of water that might otherwise run off into California rivers.
To help adapt to the increased flood risks affecting people and property along the coast, the San Francisco Bay and inland waterways, California lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown that would direct the state to compile the nation’s most elaborate sea level rise planning database.
The Napa quake jump-started several streams in the Napa and adjoining valleys, but how long they'll run and where the water is coming from is hard to pin down.
As the drought continues, efforts to spur action include an online game that puts users in charge of California's water supply.
Most of the farm-produced seafood consumed in this country is imported, much of it from Asia, and that has raised concerns about environmental and public health regulation at overseas fish farms. Now some California aquaculture businesses are pitching environmentally friendly ways to bring more business here.
Two new California laws aim to keep flame-retardant chemicals out of furniture. But how can consumers know for sure?
One of the key fisheries on the West Coast is coming back after years of decline.