It's hard to clean up a watershed when someone draws an arbitrary line across it, especially if that line is the U.S.-Mexico border. But a new international agreement may help both sides of the fence work together.
Wildfire is a natural and common phenomenon in Southern California, and has been a part of life here for so long that our local ecosystems are adapted to it. Fire can be a source of renewal in the chaparral landscapes...
The research institution and school was established over 100 years ago as the Marine Biological Association. Today, as part of the University of California system, it still honors those origins by expanding public access to the coast.
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.
Putting money into free solar for the state's poorest residents could give the state more solar for its buck than existing incentives aimed at more affluent people, says a study from Vanderbilt University.
A horned lizard whose decline has troubled conservationists for decades finally got a break today, when the California Fish and Game Commission agreed to consider adding it to the state's list of Endangered Species.
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