Idaho Test Reactor Deemed Pivotal to U.S. Nuclear Power StrategyA nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with a safer generation of power plants.
Embattled Interior Secretary Zinke Resigns, Citing 'Vicious' AttacksInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end, President Trump said Saturday.
Smoke from San Joaquin Valley Prompts Spare the Air Alert for Bay AreaThe alert bans burning in fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits and other wood-burning devices.
PG&E Seeks Rate Increases; Average Monthly Bills Would Rise Over $10 Pacific Gas & Electric Company is seeking permission from the California Public Utilities Commission to increase its customers' electricity and gas bills.
Insurance Claims At $9 Billion From California FiresInsurance claims from last month's California wildfires, including the Camp Fire in Butte County, already are at $9 billion and expected to increase.
Tsunami Carries Exotic Japanese Fish Across Pacific To MontereyScuba divers in Monterey Bay have made a surprising discovery: an exotic warm water fish, native to the coast of Japan, surviving in the chilly waters.
Protesters At SF Federal Building Call On Pelosi To Support 'Green New Deal'Protesters were blocking entrances to the Federal Building in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon to pressure House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to support a Select Committee on a Green New Deal.
Catch Limits Increase For Key West Coast Groundfish SpeciesFederal officials said Tuesday they are increasing catch limits for several species of West Coast groundfish that were severely depleted more than a dozen years ago in a crisis that posed a threat to the commercial and sports fishing industries.
Oldest Known Wild Seabird Lays Egg on Pacific IslandA Laysan albatross named Wisdom, the world's oldest known wild seabird, has laid another egg on Midway Atoll in the Pacific. Biologists believe Wisdom is at least 68 years old.