California

An agricultural community that embraces its artistic side
An agricultural community that embraces its artistic side
Events like ‘Tour de Manure’ raise money for a California Cattlemen’s Association.
What fire researchers learned from Northern California blazes
What fire researchers learned from Northern California blazes
In California, land managers use fire as a tool.
Why Western wildfires are getting more expensive
Why Western wildfires are getting more expensive
This year’s fire season was the costliest on record, burning more than 9 million acres.
The prickly pear as California crop
The prickly pear as California crop
Can an overlooked succulent help salvage toxic soils?
The Ansel Adams Wilderness
The Ansel Adams Wilderness
National Geographic photographer follows in big footsteps.
Was the fatal thunderstorm in California a climate phenomenon?
California gears up to fine water wasters: Should we turn our neighbors in?
Reflecting on groundwater from the Owens Valley Watershed
Reflecting on groundwater from the Owens Valley Watershed
Growing up in the high desert, I learned water doesn't just fall from the sky.
The Latest: After a long battle, agreement for the Klamath
The Latest: After a long battle, agreement for the Klamath
Tribes, greens, farmers come to consensus; dams may eventually be removed.
The suburbs didn't die — just short-circuited
Peak water
Peak water
The vexing nature of California’s water crisis.
Against all odds, wolf OR7 may have found a mate
A long-submerged town becomes visible
A long-submerged town becomes visible
Water recedes under drought conditions and reveals a lost California community.
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
A new film explores a growing movement to remove dams that have outlived their usefulness.
Joshua trees may be migrating north in response to climate change
Why we risk life and property
Why we risk life and property
Dangerous places in the West are often the most desirable.
A Japanese fly-fishing art comes to life
A Japanese fly-fishing art comes to life
Centuries-old tenkara is becoming a hit on streams in the American West.
Visiting the frosties of the Lost Sierra
Visiting the frosties of the Lost Sierra
The wonders of the classic roadside stands that still dish out soft-serve ice cream.
Adventure travel vs. conservation
Adventure travel vs. conservation
A conversation with outdoor entrepreneur Bill Bryan.
Strange little museums and zoos enliven the region
Strange little museums and zoos enliven the region
Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.
Four women joyride the flood that will revive the Colorado River Delta
Go West, clean megawatts
Go West, clean megawatts
Nevada stakes its renewable energy future on California.