Reforestation is common after large fires in the West, but some scientists say it’s time to rethink how forests are replanted.
The Alquist-Priolo law keeps new homes away from active earthquake faults. But a study finds that the resulting 'fault zone parks' attract wealthy residents despite the seismic hazard.
A bipartisan agreement delivers $7.5 billion bond measure to pay for new dams and other water needs.
Enforcement strategies are all over the map, literally and figuratively.
Odds of a strong pattern of warm Pacific waters forming in time to bring winter rains are diminishing.
For two generations, psychiatrists have treated schizophrenia by medicating its most obvious symptoms: delusions and hallucinations. Were they wrong?
What's next for the oyster farm, its employees and the natural environment of Drakes Estero.
Stanford launches a major investigation of the state's dwindling groundwater resources and finds "alarming" gaps.
A psychotic break can lead to social isolation, hospitalization or medications with sometimes disabling side effects. Now some clinics are taking a controversial approach and trying to intervene earlier.
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.
Watering your lawn or washing your car may become a lot more expensive. State regulators have approved new fines aimed at water wasters, hoping the penalties will lead to a reduction in water use.
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.