Hitting a rock or other obstacle with a titanium-coated club creates sparks that could ignite dry underbrush.
House committee will hear from farmers, communities leaders and state officials.
Plan prohibits visitors from leaving their cars on the roadside near the Tuolumne River.
71-year-old suffered about 1,000 stings after swarm covered her entire body.
Unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the cutting of ancient redwood trees to make coffee tables and wall clocks.
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.
Political and environmental pressures intersect in water crisis.
California offices to reduce water use by 20 percent to help alleviate drought.
Signs of drought are everywhere.
Sacramento ended 2013 14 inches below average rainfall.
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.
Crews say they are making progress, but concern remains about strong winds creating even more spot fires.