Honeybees have been dying at an alarming rate for years, but a new government survey shows nearly a third of the nation’s honeybees died over the winter. Some beekeepers said the problem may have to do with what is being sprayed on the food we eat.
The rumor spread like wildfire via phone calls, text messages and social media postings and has persisted now for more than three weeks: Immigration agents are rounding up unauthorized workers in Central California farming communities.
California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal disease, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the dust that spreads it.
Two environmental groups filed a new lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in federal court in San Jose Thursday, accusing it of failing to study the risks of fracking on 17,833 acres of public land in Monterey County and the Central Valley that it leased to 15 oil development companies.
After decades of watching California wetlands disappear as they were filled in for farming, conservation groups say they’re having success reversing some of the negative impacts on the sensitive salmon populations.
Post Foods announced last week that it has made a tentative decision to shut down its last plant in the Golden State, in the Central Valley town of Modesto. A final decision was expected in April.
Federal authorities say three illegal immigrants have been charged with operating five Central Valley brothels that used other illegal immigrants as prostitutes.
Construction of California’s high-speed rail network is set to start in July, but the state still has not purchased any land along the route.
A car struck five people participating in an Our Lady of Guadalupe procession in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
The Bureau of Land Management is auctioning off nearly 18,000 acres of oil leases on prime public lands in Central California, home to one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the country.