Plan to Demolish 4 Hydroelectric Dams on Klamath River Stirs Debate Over Coveted West WaterPlans to demolish four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath's lower reaches -- the largest such demolition project in U.S. history -- have placed the competing interests of Indian tribes, farmers, homeowners and conservationists in stark relief.
Tahoe Resorts Reach Gondola Deal to Preserve Sierra Frog HabitatSquaw Valley/Alpine Meadows agreed to permanently protect 27 acres of habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and contribute about $500,000 over the next decade toward land purchases and other protection efforts
Lake Tahoe Installing 250 Receptacles to Better Banish Butt LitterA conservation group at Lake Tahoe along and several water suppliers plan to start distributing 250 cigarette butt collection canisters around the lake this summer.
State Agency Tasked With Protecting San Francisco Bay Causes Ongoing HarmThe state agency tasked with protecting the San Francisco Bay is being accused of doing the exact opposite in a new report.
Tule Elk Make Remarkable Comeback In South San Jose HillsWildlife is making an amazing comeback in the hills above Silicon Valley, but hardly anyone is noticing.
Tahoe Conservation District Acquires Land on Upper Truckee RiverA California conservation district has acquired a swath of privately-owned land along the Upper Truckee River as part of the effort to restore an altered watershed harming Lake Tahoe's clarity.
Antioch Gets $10 Million Grant To Construct New Water Desalination PlantCalifornia could be on its way to a having new water desalination plant in the city of Antioch.
Pristine Sierra 'Secret Garden' Near Truckee Opens After A CenturyA wild meadow near Truckee, hidden from public view for more than a century, will soon be open to tours.
2,200 PG&E Customers Without Power In ConcordPower outages that at one point Tuesday left over 10,000 PG&E customers without electrical service in the East Bay have been reduced to about 2,200.
Pressure Mounts To Close CEMEX Sand MineCommunity members, along and advocacy groups, are keeping up the pressure to close the CEMEX corporation’s 111-year old Lapis Sand Mine on the Central Coast.
California Drought Conservation Measures Could Be PermanentCalifornia water agencies have drawn up plans to keep drought conservation measures in place permanently.
California Water Board: Cutbacks May Return As Conservation LagsState regulators say they fear some water districts in drought-stricken California have abandoned conservation efforts as saving dropped off significantly.
At Lake Tahoe, Obama Links Conservation To Climate ChangeStanding beneath the forest-green peaks of the Sierra Nevada, President Barack Obama drew a connection Wednesday between conservation efforts and stopping global warming, describing the two environmental challenges as inseparably linked.
Pres. Obama Touting Conservation In Lake Tahoe VisitIn Nevada on Wednesday, President Barack Obama plans to visit Lake Tahoe and speak at a summit dedicated to the iconic lake's preservation.
Development Gobbling Up Open Space Across Western States At Alarming RateThe natural landscape of the Wild West is disappearing.