The outdoor showers at beaches across drought-stricken California will be shut off to save water, so surfers and sunbathers will have to get creative this summer when it comes time to shake off the sand.
Park officials say the tallest waterfall in North America – Yosemite Falls – will likely run dry about two months early this year.
Mammoth bones, prehistoric rock carvings and more than a million acres of wilderness will be protected as part of three new national monuments that President Barack Obama is creating in California, Nevada and Texas.
New research finds swimmers and surfers today are about 90 percent less likely to be attacked by sharks off California than they were in the 1950s — even though there are hundreds of thousands more people in the water.
Federal climate experts say there is a greater than 90 percent chance that El Nino will continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter with a strong chance it will last into early spring.
California has yet to get a handle on potential health and environmental risks from the state’s fracking boom, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday.
The long-expected moment when Latinos surpassed non-Hispanic whites as California’s largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone.
Legislation that would have allowed terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in California stalled Tuesday amid fierce opposition from religious groups.
Most residential customers in California will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday by state regulators.
Business is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.