Studying the important partnership between soil and plants may lead to some solutions for the ongoing problems arising from climate change. The East Bay Regional Park District's Sharol Nelson-Embry highlights a recent panel discussion in San Francisco with local soil scientists and author Kristin Ohlson on carbon sequestration.
A new paper attempts to describe a realistic picture of the unimaginable: a colossal cosmic impact that left a crater 500 kilometers across on the ancient Earth.
Following the ups and downs of a key state reservoir and what they mean for the drought water supply. ...Read More
Water managers are walking a tightrope this year, balancing three competing needs: how much water to deliver to people and agriculture, how much to provide for wildlife and how much to save for next year, in case it’s just as dry.
You might not expect to find an art gallery at a convention of neuroscientists. ...Read More
In light of the ongoing drought, state officials have asked Californians to cut their water use by 20 percent. One technique getting more attention these days is recycling so-called graywater. California passed one of the first laws to allow home graywater use -- but obstacles have slowed widespread adoption. ...Read More
Discover how sea otters, hydrogen-powered cars and old-growth forests are helping to battle climate change. Also, learn how some Galapagos penguins are surviving warmer temperatures. ...Read More
The Monterey Bay Aquarium's new exhibit will be the world’s largest, most diverse display of octopuses, squid and cuttlefish. To pull it off, aquarists are coaxing reproduction from the most reluctant critters.
First the freeze, now a crippling water shortage confront citrus growers in the Central Valley.
Distributing enough water to everyone has never been an easy task in perennially thirsty California. But making sure that residents, farms and the natural environment are all sufficiently hydrated becomes a particularly difficult balancing act during prolonged droughts. Simply put, there's just not enough to go around. Cartoon journalist Andy ...Read More
Facility gets makeover under new owner. But one rancher says fallout from earlier recall could ruin him. ...Read More
Parents must now meet with health provider before opting-out of vaccines, providing opening for education. ...Read More
A group of scientists has replaced a natural chromosome in yeast with an artificial one. This won't only make a more useful yeast, but it also opens the door to redesigning the DNA of more complicated beasts like plants and animals (or us) and maybe even to resurrecting extinct species like the passenger pigeon or wooly mammoth.