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.
Two to three tons of food waste going through the process can be transformed into the equivalent of 50 diesel gallons.
Lake Tahoe and the environmental perils it faces will be back in the spotlight Monday as hundreds of leading scientists, elected officials and environmentalists convene for an annual forum touting successes and identifying new challenges that threaten its famed clear waters.
Environmentalists are pushing legislation to ban lead ammunition in California to prevent toxins from poisoning scavengers that eat animal remains left by hunters.
Studies show that having pets in the workplace can be a win-win for both employees and for the company for which they work.