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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.

01

May

Taking it to the Streets: Mother-daughter team helps the homeless by helping their petsLori and Shira Rich are saving the lives of the homeless in California — regardless of whether they have 2 legs or 4.

Taking it to the Streets: Mother-daughter team helps the homeless by helping their pets
Lori and Shira Rich are saving the lives of the homeless in California — regardless of whether they have 2 legs or 4.

17

Apr

How ‘Hoppie’ the sea lion ended up in a California orchardThe animal managed to swim and hop its way 100 miles away from the Pacific Ocean, earning him the sweet nickname.

How ‘Hoppie’ the sea lion ended up in a California orchard
The animal managed to swim and hop its way 100 miles away from the Pacific Ocean, earning him the sweet nickname.

11

Apr

07

Apr

Another cause of California’s drought: Pot farmsA single marijuana plant requires 6 gallons of water every day.

Another cause of California’s drought: Pot farms
A single marijuana plant requires 6 gallons of water every day.

12

Mar

Obama protects ‘gateway’ to California coastal islandsThe 1,600-acre Point Arena-Stornetta nature preserve is an onshore portal for the California Coastal National Monument, a string of 20,000 reefs, rocks and islands spanning the state’s coast.

Obama protects ‘gateway’ to California coastal islands
The 1,600-acre Point Arena-Stornetta nature preserve is an onshore portal for the California Coastal National Monument, a string of 20,000 reefs, rocks and islands spanning the state’s coast.