| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:39 PM
A Texas developer and a group of California scientists are feuding over the amount of environmental damage a gated community would bring to one of the last remaining parcels of prime wildlife habitat in the southern Santa Susana Mountains.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Hawaii officials have shut down an area of water just off the southern coast of Maui after a kayaker was killed in an apparent shark attack there Monday.
It was the second such death in Maui this year, continuing a worrisome trend for Hawaii after a...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:05 PM
A bobcat protection bill approved this week by the California Legislature would establish no-trapping zones around Joshua Tree National Park and other public parks and wildlife refuges throughout the state.
The measure would also prohibit trapping of...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Beaches across the country are being polluted with tainted runoff and sewage at a stubbornly high rate, putting swimmers at risk of getting sick, according to a new report by an environmental group.
The Natural Resources Defense Council found the number...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The federal damage assessment of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill should take into account the broader economic and social impacts of the 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Research Council.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:42 AM
The California Coastal National Monument would be expanded in Mendocino County, making it the first onshore addition to the site, once a bill approved by the House this week clears Congress.
The expansion would add about 1,255 acres to the national...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Hawaii on Thursday continued to investigate a surge in shark attacks, one day after a German tourist died after losing her right arm to a shark, the first such fatality for the islands in a decade.
Yet, even as public alarm is rising, state officials...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has improperly paid millions of dollars in aid to thousands of farmers after they have died, according to a government audit.
An inspection of the department's crop insurance, disaster assistance and conservation...
| Sep 1, 2013
In recent decades, the Central Coast of California has become one of the state's most important wine-producing regions. But at what cost?
Until recently, most ranchers and farmers in this part of California embraced dry farming practices, raising...
| Mar 22, 2013
A bill recently introduced in the California Assembly, AB 996, would substantially change the operations and governance of the state's certified farmers markets, strengthening some enforcement provisions and weakening others. The bill would renew...