California

A young humpback whale carcass is washed ashore at Sunset Beach in Monterey, March 6, 2015. (CBS)

Investigation Into Deaths Of 30 Whales Along Alaska’s Shores Intensifies

A federal agency announced plans Thursday for a more intense investigation into what caused the deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska since May.

08/23/2015

Ground sinking in California's Central Valley. (CBS)

Parts Of Central Valley Sinking Nearly 2 Inches A Month As Farmers Pump Groundwater In Drought

Parts of California are sinking even faster than previously thought. New research from NASA shows the ground in parts of the Central Valley is sinking nearly two inches a month, or two feet per year.

08/19/2015

Farm Machinery

California Drought Causes Estimated $1.84 Billion Agricultural Losses

Researchers from the University of California at Davis looked Tuesday at the likely farm costs of the drought in 2015.

08/18/2015

Trinidad in Humboldt County. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

California Coast Dominates Ranking Of Nation’s Nicest Places To Live

Americans are nothing if not competitive. But comparing your looks to your neighbor gets old. It’s time to compare how our counties look compared to our neighbors.

08/18/2015

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CA Lawmakers Considering First Gas Tax Hike In Decades

California lawmakers are considering a hike in the gas tax. It would be the first increase in 20 years.

08/18/2015

Roof solar panels. (CBS)

California Tax Measure To Create Green Jobs Falling Far Short Of Expectations

Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean-energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much work has been done or how much energy has been saved.

08/17/2015

A marijauna grower is shown with some of his plants.  (Getty Images)

NorCal Water Board Adopts Nation’s First Rules On Pot Growers’ Water Use

A first of its kind regulatory plan approved by North Coast water quality officials Thursday now requires marijuana growers to register their operations and prove they are practicing environmentally responsible farming methods.

08/14/2015

Homeowners in drought-stricken California are coming up against neighborhood rules requiring green grass. (CBS)

You Can Let The Lawn Go Without Killing The Trees

Bay Area residents are turning brown into the new chic by cutting off the lawn sprinklers, but in the process, they may be endangering something much harder to replace than turf: trees.

08/14/2015

Black Bear

Man Fights Off Black Bear Attack On His Porch In Mariposa County

A 67-year-old man fought off a black bear that attacked him on his porch Thursday as the state sees an uptick in encounters, likely a result of California’s relentless drought that’s sending bears into populated areas to forage for food, officials said.

08/13/2015

KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba snapped this photo of the Jersualem Fire in Lake County on August 10, 2015. (CBS)

Jerusalem Fire In Lake County Burns 6,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered

A wildfire that broke out several miles south of the massive Rocky Fire in Lake County has forced the second evacuation of residents who were forced out of their homes days earlier.

08/10/2015

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