Having solved a 42-year-old mystery about lunar "streamers," the $280 million LADEE spacecraft is set to vaporize when it collides with the moon around April 21st.
If you needed to grow food in your city, where would you do it? How do you find space with healthy soil, safe water, and adequate sunlight? How do you know the space is safe, affordable, and accessible to the community? This QUEST classroom activity shows you how. ...Read More
Scores of women treated for cancer are over-diagnosed; their cancer would never threaten their lives. ...Read More
The fire burned more than a quarter of a million acres in Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest. See before-and-after photos from a plot in the national forest.
Power companies will be paying $750 million in rebates to consumers under cap-and-trade program. ...Read More
Meet innovators building sun-powered velomobile, transforming flies into fishmeal, and converting husks into fashion. Also, discover a vast network of ocean observatories. ...Read More
A key indicator of California's water prospects is likely to peak out at about one-third of normal.
How much trash do you think you produce in a day? How about a year? It adds up a lot faster than you might think — especially in the United States, which collectively generates more garbage — or municipal waste — than any other nation on earth. With only ...Read More
The latest report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focuses on impacts from climate change, both current and looming, and recommendations for how to adapt.
Climate change is threatening life and livelihood across the planet according to a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The latest in a series of reports from the U.N. panel, this is the first time the panel calls for adaptation to climate change and points to ways ...Read More
The drought is putting a spotlight on water use around California, including for hydraulic fracturing. How much water does fracking use and will it increase as companies tap into the Monterey Shale, estimated to be the largest oil resource in country?
More and more crude oil is being transported into California by rail lines, and questions about safety are prompting local governments and environmentalists to take action.
Dry years stifle a key tourist attraction, creating challenge for supporters of state's largest park. ...Read More
The week's news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More
Record-high share of Californians say water supply is a big problem in their part of the state. ...Read More