posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:08 PM
Residents in California's coastal communities use far less water than their inland counterparts, but must still find ways to cut back more, residential per-capita water-use figures released for the first time Tuesday show.
posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM
California likes to claim it has happy cows, but Colorado’s ladies set the per-animal pace in milk production recently, handily breaking the 2,000 pound mark.
posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:56 PM
California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.
posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM
California’s King Fire continued to rage this week, fueled by drought-stricken timber and tinder-dry grass. The blaze, an alleged product of arson, already has consumed an area the size of the San Francisco peninsula.
posted on September 19, 2014 at 7:18 PM
Wildfires rage in California, blackening thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes. Tobacco growers prepare for Uncle Sam’s support of their commodity to go up in smoke. With a history rooted in moonshine, Midwestern distillers take a...
posted on September 19, 2014 at 3:18 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing...
posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM
It was another week of intense wildfire fighting in tinder-dry California as thousands of homes were threatened and hundreds more were destroyed.
posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM
The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands...
posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM
As extreme drought continues its 3-year chokehold on California, Sacramento lawmakers took steps late last week to regulate groundwater supplies for the first time in state history.
posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM
A rural Iowa community was joined by dignitaries, including the king of The Netherlands, as they celebrated the opening of the world's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling...
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:27 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — By far the largest share of a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people will go directly to the state with no strings attached.
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM
California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM
A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water.
posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.Vilsack also...