| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Google is bringing awareness to global deforestation with a new website that lets users see how the world's forests have been being cut down since 2000.
The Silicon Valley tech giant has partnered with the World Resources Institute and numerous other...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Already under fire for siphoning money into a secret fund, the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has been ordered to pay more than $32 million in legal bills for those it blamed for starting a 65,000-acre forest fire.
In a scathing order,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The Los Angeles City Council confirmed Marcie Edwards as the new general manager of the Department of Water and Power on Friday, tapping the Anaheim city manager to take the helm of the municipal utility as it grapples with multiple controversies....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Early last year, Scott Tannen and his wife, Missy Tannen, were shopping for sheets when they experienced firsthand the confusion that comes in trying to find quality sheets.
“I just wanted a beautiful, soft set of white sheets,” Missy Tannen...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:27 PM
An upscale Marin County meat purveyor is purchasing a troubled San Francisco Bay Area slaughterhouse at the center of a recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef.
In a transaction that signals rising demand for locally raised, grass-fed beef, Marin...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Consumers shellshocked by the escalating size and frequency of payment card hacks like the one that recently struck Target aren't likely to get much relief any time soon.
If anything, security experts say, the situation will worsen for American shoppers...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers to boost water conservation efforts amid one of the worst droughts in state history.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the program was the first of more to...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:36 AM
For decades, China’s rulers deemed grain production a linchpin to its national security. The policy of self-sufficiency was a legacy of its planned economy from the days of Mao when China was increasingly isolated from the outside world.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda Corp., owner of a line of upscale organic salon products, and game-changer in the world of beauty products who brought Earth-friendly production practices and products to market on a mass scale, has died. He was 72...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:41 PM
TULARE, Calif. — California's drought could prove devastating to the state's farmers and ranchers. But the dry spell has brought a gusher of new business to companies that provide them with water.
That much was clear at this year's World Ag Expo,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:18 PM
RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide.
"This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air.