| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Water managers Monday urged Californians to step up their conservation efforts, warning that many parts of the state could face water shortages next year if this winter proves to be another dry one.
“Use these dry conditions as a wake-up call,&...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Nitrates from agricultural fertilizer could continue to leach into groundwater for at least 80 years after initial use, according to researchers who conducted a long-term study of nitrogen uptake.
Using isotope tracers, scientists followed the fate of...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
One little boy lay on his back with a leg gash so bad that bone and tissue protruded through his skin. Firefighters carried more injured students to a triage area, where one girl had blood streaming from a head wound and another had burns across her face....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The price of Sriracha may jump if a court orders the hot sauce factory to halt production over a dispute with the city of Irwindale, the company's chief executive said.
"If the city shuts us down, the price of Sriracha will jump up a lot," said CEO...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:34 PM
It’s well known that a spoonful of Sriracha, an Asian hot sauce made by Huy Fong Foods, can burn your mouth.
But in Irwindale, where the hot sauce’s production facilities are, residents are complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:21 PM
SACRAMENTO — The Brown administration and some water buffaloes want to muck up one of the most unique, mysterious and picturesque areas of California. Muck it up literally.
OK, they're really trying to update California's vital waterworks and...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:45 PM
STATEN ISLAND, Calif. — The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is one of the most biologically diverse and ecologically sensitive areas in the country and the source of 30% of Southern California's water. It's also broken.
Those may be the only...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:04 PM
DENVER -- The rains began earlier this week in Colorado, accelerating far beyond the ground’s ability to absorb moisture. Torrents churned into flash floods that have killed at least three people, washed out roads, isolated whole towns and forced...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb.
Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...
| Sep 23, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown's Office of Planning and Research convened a meeting this month of groundwater experts from the University of California to determine what is currently known about the state's underground water reserves and how they may be changing in the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Body parts found at two treatment plants 30 miles away from each other appear to be related, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
The upper torso of a woman was found at a waste treatment plant near Whittier on Monday and is believed to...