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Medical marijuana and pill bottle (Getty Images)

California Bill Helps Medical Marijuana Users Access Organ Transplants

California lawmakers have passed a bill that prevents medical marijuana users from being denied organ transplants just because they use pot.

06/23/2015

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Despite Nationwide Backlash California Education Officials Stave Off Dissent Over Common Core

While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other — California — was conspicuously absent from the debate.

06/22/2015

Coho Salmon

PG&E Responsible For Killing Fraction Of California’s Suffering Salmon Population

More than one-tenth of a threatened population of California Central Valley salmon has perished after a utility diverted some water from their creek.

06/19/2015

Dried mud and the remnants of a marina is seen at the New Melones Lake reservoir which is now at less than 20 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015.  California has recently announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history in order to combat the region's devastating drought, the worst since records began.          AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Advocates Blame California’s Drought On Abortion, Immigration & Meat

The state’s historic four-year dry spell has brought with it a flurry of finger-pointing. Now advocates, noting how California’s water shortage ranks as the top public concern, are invoking the drought to bolster their own causes.

06/18/2015

Paradise Bay and Orne Harbor are located in West Antarctica. Argentina and Chile both have scientific bases on the shore. (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

Australia, Antarctica May Have Been Ancient Next Door Neighbors With California

Australia and Antarctica may have once been next door neighbors with California and Arizona, according to new findings by USGS scientists.

06/16/2015

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Agree On $115.4 Billion California Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Tuesday announced a $115.4 billion budget that sends billions of dollars more to public schools and universities in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and boosts spending on social welfare programs that legislative leaders have made a priority.

06/16/2015

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California GOP Lawmaker Mistakenly Approves Budget, Says He Was Distracted By Facebook

A Republican lawmaker in Sacramento became the only lawmaker from his party to vote for this year’s budget, saying he was distracted by checking Facebook.

06/16/2015

Every single long-range computer forecast model used by meteorologists predicts a strong, or very strong El Nino for the entire globe this coming winter, the first time that’s happened since 1997. (CBS)

Every Long-Range Computer Model Forecast Predicting Strong, Or Very Strong El Nino This Winter

Every single long-range computer forecast model used by meteorologists predicts a strong, or very strong El Nino for the entire globe this coming winter, the first time that’s happened since 1997.

06/15/2015

Hamburgers

DJ, Musician Moby Tells Drought-Shamed Californians To Skip Showers So They Can Eat Beef ‘Responsibly’

Grammy Award-winning DJ, musician and very vegan artist Moby is the face of a new campaign that let’s folks ‘have their steak and eat it, too,’ even in these drought-shaming times.

06/15/2015

A gray whale's flukes. (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Whale Migration Record Broken By Female Of Species Recently Thought To Be Extinct

The whale migration record has been broken this year by a female western gray whale. The previous record, held by a humpback whale at 10,000 miles, was broken by 9-year-old, Vavara who traveled 14,000 miles going from Russia to Mexico and back again.

06/15/2015

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