California Governor Jerry Brown promises, "this will spread," as three states and one province agree on climate goals -- but no mechanism to enforce them.
Cuts are delaying plans for equipment upgrades and preventing new research from getting underway. ...Read More
A newly published study from the University of Washington demonstrates how we can forecast landslides that will follow a major earthquake in the Bay Area.
The eight states that account for about a quarter of the U.S. car market band together to get more electric cars and other "ZEVs" on the road.
In Washington state, a river once known for its abundant salmon run is getting a second chance. The Elwha River dams, which decimated salmon populations and profoundly altered the ecosystem, are coming down and hopes are high that salmon will return. ...Read More
These insidious waves often seem to come out of nowhere and claim lives -- even on calm, sunny days. But how?
Drivers hit thousands of animals every year on California freeways, often killing the wildlife, and sometimes killing or injuring the human, too. Several western states have built fencing and other infrastructure to help wildlife cross freeways safely, and critics say California could be doing a lot more of the same.
NASA's "Engineer with a Mohawk" has become a pop culture phenom (62,000 Twitter followers isn't too shabby). But under that comb beats the heart of a true explorer, as we found when he dropped by for a visit.
Officials say the state simply can't afford to pay for operations at Yosemite and other national parks. ...Read More
Male California tarantulas are now roaming through the Bay Area looking for love. Find out more about where you can see them, what they're doing and what dangers they face from naturalist Sharol Nelson-Embry.
Forty percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten. From "farm to fork", there are many reasons for food waste, including consumer demand for perfect produce and confusion over expiration dates printed on packaged foods. This massive waste occurs as one in six Americans struggles with ...Read More
Two Bay Area scientists are part of a trio of researchers to win the 2013 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology for unraveling how cells move major molecules. Sweden's Karolinska Institute announced the prize early this morning for Randy Schekman of UC Berkeley, Thomas Südhof of Stanford and James Rothman of Yale.
Ferns and new shoots from oak trees are already appearing in the ashes of the Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park. But fire ecologists say the long-term recovery of the forest could be hampered if California’s dry weather continues
Contributors to a forthcoming mega-report on climate change say there's got to be an easier way. ...Read More
A plan to raise the height of Shasta Dam hangs over a small tribe of Indians who say it would drown their cultural heritage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and Republicans that it would dim coal's future. Photo: Craig Miller/KQEDThe ...Read More
Scientists are starting to assess the long-term impacts of the wildfire that has ravaged forests in and around Yosemite National Park for more than a month. A layer of ash covers the forest floor. (Mike McMillan/U.S. Forest Service) The Rim Fire-- sparked by a hunter's ...Read More