As development fills every crack of the region, why do some of the most prized parcels go untouched? Hint: It’s not about the sanctity of vacant land.
War in Ukraine
Areas of Ukraine once considered places of refuge are staggering under the weight of caring for displaced people and experiencing their own hardships.
Some 200 homes are being built with solar panels and batteries. They’re linked to microgrids that can operate independently of California’s grid.
There’s guarded optimism that this winter might be different from those of 2020 and 2021, when COVID-19 surges killed thousands of Americans a day.
Increased groundwater demand and less precipitation because of drought have forever altered the state, but several sectors will be hit especially hard.
Eight decades ago, the Mojave Desert was home to hundreds of tortoises per square mile. Today, most tortoise populations in the wild have fallen to 2 to 3 adults per square mile, largely due to climate change, loss of habitat and an increase in the raven population. Can California’s Endangered Species Act save the tortoises from extinction?