Santa Barbara County is reeling this week from a pipeline accident that spilled an estimated 105,000 gallons of crude oil near Refugio State Beach, much of which has reached the ocean. And for California, that's business as usual.
There are lots of other pursuits that use a lot more water, but few significant water uses are so ostentatious and arguably unnecessary as golf. So it's not surprising that golf links are taking some heat. Is that heat deserved? It depends where in the state you are.
A bill introduced into the U.S. Senate that would increase protection on more than 2,200 square miles of the California desert is getting general acclaim from conservationists, but one part of the bill isn't winning unanimous support.
Southern California may be stereotyped for as a culture of surfers and slackers, movie stars and malls, but just two hours north of Los Angeles Stetsons and steel guitars are the norm at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield.
KCET's Award-Winning Weekly Series 'SOCAL CONNECTED' Explores the Controversy of Transporting Millions of Tons of Treated L.A. Sewage to a Farm Near Bakersfield BURBANK, Calif - November 6, 2014 - SOCAL CONNECTED, KCET's Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series investigates...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to declare more than 850 square miles of stream banks and floodplains in the western U.S. as critical habitat for an increasingly rare bird, the agency announced Thursday.
A bird sometimes called "California's passenger pigeon" is in worse trouble than some wildlife advocates suspected. According to a new survey, the population of tricolored blackbirds has dropped by 44 percent since 2011.
High & Dry explores prospector William "Burro" Schmidt's half-mile long tunnel in Last Chance Canyon in the Mojave Desert. Schmidt spent thirty-two years single-handedly drilling his tunnel through solid granite.
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