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.
A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.
Oakland’s Lake Temescal will be closed to swimmers through the Fourth of July weekend because of toxic algae blooms.
A new conservation project lets anyone take a leisurely swim along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of a sea turtle.
Tuesday was supposed to be the last day for plastic grocery bags in California, but an industry-financed referendum has delayed the ban until after next November’s election.
Google Maps is treading on new ground by taking its horizontal view mapping system 3,000 feet up the world’s most famous rock wall: Yosemite’s El Capitan.
A spokesman says ExxonMobil has temporarily ceased oil production on three platforms off the coast of Santa Barbara because an oil spill last month crippled the pipeline it used to transport crude to refineries.
Dr. James Donohue, president of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, takes a closer look at Pope Francis’ encyclical where he calls for action on climate change and the environment.
Operators of the Village at Squaw Valley are seeking approval to build a year-found indoor recreation center and 850 hotel-condominium units with 1,493 bedrooms on over 80 acres of the resort’s parking lot.
Pope Francis on Thursday issued a strong warning on climate change in his latest document, urging the world to deal with the problem now. The document, called an encyclical, has received early praise among Catholics in the Bay Area.