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
Scientists continue to learn more about the complex relationships between Eastern and Western Pacific stocks of gray whales and fight to save the Western population as it teeters on the brink of extinction. Learn about the surprising discovery they have made using DNA and satellite tracking with naturalist Sharol Nelson-Embry.
Wildlife officials say trucking is the only way to make sure hatchery salmon reach the Pacific. ...Read More
50 years ago today, the Good Friday earthquake in Alaska sent shockwaves through earth science itself.
These are bone dry times for California. Even with the recent rains, the state is still mired in one of its worst droughts in recorded history. And that spells trouble for the vast agriculture industry here. Cartoon journalist Andy Warner explains. View as slideshow Andy Warner's comic journalism has ...Read More
Scientists, students and volunteers are descending on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area this Friday and Saturday to record as many plant and animal species as possible in 24 hours. It's part of an event called a BioBlitz.
Drivers have long been tempted to steal a quick glimpse of the rugged Northern California coastline below Highway 1. With the opening of the new Devil’s Slide Trail, now visitors will be encouraged to stop and take it all in.
Four California condors will be released in Big Sur at 10 a.m. Watch the live feed. ...Read More