Cal Fire was using their ‘heli-torch’ to light backfires in terrain so rugged it couldn’t be reached by foot to keep the Rocky Fire from burning a roadway as the blaze burned in three Northern Bay Area counties.
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Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency Over Wildfires, Says California Has Turned Into A ‘Tinderbox’
Gov. Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency throughout California as wildfires rage in the parched state.
The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems.
Speier’s office said the bill would end a Prohibition-era ban.
Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state’s persistent drought, sharing Gov. Jerry Brown’s environmental concerns as he presses for tougher climate change standards, according to a new statewide poll released Wednesday.
Like reservoirs throughout the drought-stricken West, Nevada’s Lake Mead is far below capacity, down more than 60 percent. But even as the drought deepens, tourists are flowing in.
A federal appeals court in San Francisco for a second time Monday rejected a challenge by two Asian-American groups to a California law that bans the possession and sale of detached shark fins within the state.
Campgrounds were evacuated near a Central California wildfire that has chewed through more than 2 square miles of dry timber in Sierra National Forest, one of several blazes burning across the state on Monday.
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake Sunday night in the central Aleutian Islands in Alaska is definitely not strong enough to send a tsunami to the Bay Area, a tsunami program manager with the National Tsunami Warning Center said.