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02

Sep

California inches closer to statewide ban on disposable plastic bagsIn California, where numerous municipalities have already given single-use plastic bags the boot, lawmakers approve a statewide bag ban.

California inches closer to statewide ban on disposable plastic bags
In California, where numerous municipalities have already given single-use plastic bags the boot, lawmakers approve a statewide bag ban.

Sleek, slanted-roof cabin wants to woo new generation of California campersDebuting at the California State Fair, The Wedge is a student-design state park shanty that blends rustic simplicity with a more modern, Millennial-friendly aesthetic.

Sleek, slanted-roof cabin wants to woo new generation of California campers
Debuting at the California State Fair, The Wedge is a student-design state park shanty that blends rustic simplicity with a more modern, Millennial-friendly aesthetic.

25

Aug

How extensive is California’s drought? Compare the photos

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21

Aug

California’s giant solar power plant is ‘scorching’ birdsCutting carbon emissions is important, but ornithologists say one giant solar plant is causing significant collateral damage.

California’s giant solar power plant is ‘scorching’ birds
Cutting carbon emissions is important, but ornithologists say one giant solar plant is causing significant collateral damage.

20

Aug

Drought forces California cemeteries to think outside the (pine) boxAlong with the rest of the state, lushly landscaped boneyards are confronting seemingly eternal bone-dry conditions.

Drought forces California cemeteries to think outside the (pine) box
Along with the rest of the state, lushly landscaped boneyards are confronting seemingly eternal bone-dry conditions.

16

Jul

Wasting water now comes with hefty fine in drought-ravaged CaliforniaIn California, overwatering your lawn isn’t just an objectionable act … it’s a criminal one.

Wasting water now comes with hefty fine in drought-ravaged California
In California, overwatering your lawn isn’t just an objectionable act … it’s a criminal one.

11

Jul

Millions of anchovies swarm San Diego’s La Jolla coastAnchovies typically prefer cooler waters, so San Diego’s warm surf only adds to the mystery of why the fish came so close to the shore.

Millions of anchovies swarm San Diego’s La Jolla coast
Anchovies typically prefer cooler waters, so San Diego’s warm surf only adds to the mystery of why the fish came so close to the shore.

30

Jun

Photo of the day: California’s gold is about more than just metalIf you travel along Hurricane Road in the Temblor Mountains of California after a rainy winter and spring, you’re likely to see this amazing sight. California may be known for the gold rush and its state flower, the golden poppy, but they aren’t the only source of bright colors. Yellow and gold carpet the hills during wildflower season.

Photo of the day: California’s gold is about more than just metal
If you travel along Hurricane Road in the Temblor Mountains of California after a rainy winter and spring, you’re likely to see this amazing sight. California may be known for the gold rush and its state flower, the golden poppy, but they aren’t the only source of bright colors. Yellow and gold carpet the hills during wildflower season.

17

Jun

California drought is bad news for honey loversIn addition to the more obvious consequences, a severe lack of water means fewer flowers for the honeybees and less honey for the world.

California drought is bad news for honey lovers
In addition to the more obvious consequences, a severe lack of water means fewer flowers for the honeybees and less honey for the world.

15

May

California’s thirst lifts mountains, triggers earthquakes along San Andreas FaultWith groundwater pumping and the evaporation of heavy weights of water, Earth’s crust rebounds. This movement affects the fault, causing earthquakes.

California’s thirst lifts mountains, triggers earthquakes along San Andreas Fault
With groundwater pumping and the evaporation of heavy weights of water, Earth’s crust rebounds. This movement affects the fault, causing earthquakes.