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17

Oct

Bear cub rescued from California dumpsterWildlife officials first had to scare off the cub’s mother to perform a safe rescue, but don’t worry — there’s a happy ending.

Bear cub rescued from California dumpster
Wildlife officials first had to scare off the cub’s mother to perform a safe rescue, but don’t worry — there’s a happy ending.

Another Dust Bowl? California drought resembles worst in 1,000 yearsA high-pressure ridge that blocks rain storms has been present each time California has suffered through an intense drought.

Another Dust Bowl? California drought resembles worst in 1,000 years
A high-pressure ridge that blocks rain storms has been present each time California has suffered through an intense drought.

01

Oct

It’s official: California is first state to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bagsAlways the trailblazer, California is home to the nation’s first statewide ban on landfill-clogging, ocean-polluting plastic carryout bags. Will other states follow?

It’s official: California is first state to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags
Always the trailblazer, California is home to the nation’s first statewide ban on landfill-clogging, ocean-polluting plastic carryout bags. Will other states follow?

25

Sep

Why divers are restoring California’s kelp forestsMoving invasive purple sea urchins helps to restore balance to the ecosystem.

Why divers are restoring California’s kelp forests
Moving invasive purple sea urchins helps to restore balance to the ecosystem.

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.