Two bear cubs who spent the winter fattening up rather than sleeping in were released at the Hoopa Indian Reservation near Eureka on Thursday.
Researchers are also concerned about how the increasing number of people growing marijuana on public lands will affect the ecosystem.
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck off the coast in the Pacific Ocean at 11:13 a.m. Thursday, the latest in 9 tremors recorded in southern Humboldt county since a Magnitude 5.7 quake hit around 1 p.m. Wednesday.
State drug agents told KPIX 5 the number of pot plants growing in California has doubled in the past five years. Marijuana is by far the state’s number one cash crop.
A light earthquake rattled an area in Humboldt County Monday afternoon.
California’s treasured redwood trees are under attack by poachers hacking out the trees’ distinctive burls which are later turned into tables, artwork or other adornments.
One of the largest earthquakes to hit California in decades rattled the state’s northern coast, but its depth and distance from shore reduced the impact on land, where there were no reports of injuries or damage, scientists and authorities said on Monday.
A dog owned by a Northern California researcher studying how a rat poison affects endangered species was killed by the same poison intentionally left for the dog, according to the owner.
A magnitude-4.2 undersea earthquake has jiggled communities along California’s far north coast.
A moderate offshore earthquake gave a jolt to cities in far Northern California, but there are no reports of damages or injuries.