More than 4,000 low-level offenders making $2 a day are a crucial component in how the state battles wildfires.
Those surveyed say they favor mandatory restrictions on water use.
Investigative report prompted legal action. And some districts are responding.
Activists are hoping local residents will do what state legislators haven’t done -- shut down the controversial oil production technique known as hydraulic fracturing.
State lawmakers approved the delay in late June, and at the same time tightened up the environmental review process for fracking permits.
Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators.
Will the generation that is coming into the world today know more than eight, more than nine, solar planets? Some recent observations make this prospect sound like a strong possibility.
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.
A recent article warned that scientific collection has the potential to hurt animal populations that are small and isolated, but many researchers are defending specimen collection as a scientific tool.
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.
Most animals are either cold-blooded or warm-blooded. But once upon a time, the Earth's dominant animals may have been a bit of both.
A new report echoes some of the worst fears of a fourth straight drought year.
Two competing camps have emerged about how to boost California's water supplies during dry times: conserve more water or build more water storage.
This weekend, history buffs relive trek made to the Sierra more than a century ago by black Army troops.