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Sparks from a titanium-coated club can ignite nearby vegetation. (Getty Images)

Study: Golf Clubs Can Spark Wildfires

Hitting a rock or other obstacle with a titanium-coated club creates sparks that could ignite dry underbrush.

03/20/2014

A House panel will ask farmers and community leaders for input into relieving the state's drought. (Getty Images)

California Hosting Congressional Hearing On Drought

House committee will hear from farmers, communities leaders and state officials.

03/19/2014

Visitors to Yosemite will be encouraged to park in designated off-road areas while exploring the Tuolumne River. (Getty Images)

Yosemite National Park: No More Parking By The River

Plan prohibits visitors from leaving their cars on the roadside near the Tuolumne River.

03/14/2014

71-year-old Palm Desert woman suffered about 1,000 bee stings. (Getty Images)

Thousands Of Bees Attack Southern California Woman

71-year-old suffered about 1,000 stings after swarm covered her entire body.

03/09/2014

Authorities say some people are so desperate for money they are illegally cutting off parts of redwood trees to make and sell crafts. (Getty Images)

Redwood Park Closes Road To Deter Poachers

Unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the cutting of ancient redwood trees to make coffee tables and wall clocks.

03/05/2014

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Researcher: 10,000 Years Of Gold Rush Mercury Washing Downstream

It’s been long-known that some of the poisonous mercury from the Sierra made its way downstream. One big example of that is the crater in Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park.

02/26/2014

Competing political pressures are fighting to gain control during California's water crisis. (Getty Images)

California Water Politics Complicate Brown’s Decisions

Political and environmental pressures intersect in water crisis.

02/16/2014

2013 was the driest calendar year on record for the state. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State Government Cuts Water Use

California offices to reduce water use by 20 percent to help alleviate drought.

02/08/2014

A mud covered boat sits on a dry lakebed. (Getty Images)

California Drought Felt From Forests To Farms

Signs of drought are everywhere.

01/18/2014

2013 was a record dry year for many communities in California. (Getty Images)

California marks 2013 as historically dry year

Sacramento ended 2013 14 inches below average rainfall.

01/01/2014

2014 Nissan Leaf  (credit: Nissan Motor Company Ltd)

Eight States Vow To Get 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles On The Road By 2025

The governors of eight states including California and New York pledged Thursday to work together to create charging stations and other fueling infrastructure needed to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on those states’ roadways by 2025 to curb greenhouse gas pollution.

10/24/2013

Stockton Fire

Stockton Recycling Center Blaze Spawned More Than 18 Spot Fires

Crews say they are making progress, but concern remains about strong winds creating even more spot fires.

10/03/2013

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