The California Energy Commission will be plowing millions of dollars into building almost 500 more electric car charging stations throughout the state, along with an assortment of other alternative energy programs.
Whether they're native to California or some other place, animals deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. Sadly, that doesn't always happen. And that's why animal sanctuaries exist: to give animals who are neglected or mistreated a chance to live out their lives in comfort, with adequate food, protection, and veterinary care.
While other websites celebrating Endangered Species Day are concentrating on the big and dramatic, we thought we'd celebrate by mentioning a few species that aren't big and flashy and glamorous. They're beautiful, but they don't flaunt it.
The agency that operates the electrical power grid for most of California forecasted last week that the state was in good shape for summer even without the San Onofre nuclear power plant and with drought making significantly lower output from hydroelectric stations. This week seems to be underscoring that confidence, with solar power is supplying more than ten percent of California's power demand Wednesday afternoon.
A southern California mouse species once feared extinct has some good news to share: its numbers are increasing... at least in captivity. A litter of four Endangered Pacific pocket mice was born at the San Diego Zoo this past weekend, with another litter expected this weekend.
A two-inch fish found only in tidal estuaries along the California coast may get less protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), if a proposal by the nation's leading wildlife agency goes through.
Less than two years after the first Asian-style night market made its debut in the San Gabriel Valley, the nocturnal bazaars are finally making their mark on the cultural landscape of Southern California.
A Southern California judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service paid enough attention to the welfare of Endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep when it assessed the environmental effects of an Imperial County wind facility near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
A bill now on the floor of the U.S. Senate would exempt the Navy from environmental laws protecting California's sea otter population, and environmental activists are urging the language be stripped from the bill.
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