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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.

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.