California

An air crow; poop across the West; shutdown interlopers
An air crow; poop across the West; shutdown interlopers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Development plans test a decade-old conservation deal
Development plans test a decade-old conservation deal
Were concessions to protect undeveloped land in California worth it?
Seattle’s highway hell; crazy river questions; a sweet spill
Seattle’s highway hell; crazy river questions; a sweet spill
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Update: The West’s monarch migration is disappearing
Update: The West’s monarch migration is disappearing
Fall counts show a 99 percent decline in the butterfly population since the ‘80s.
On-the-ground pollution data spurred stricter zoning in Los Angeles
On-the-ground pollution data spurred stricter zoning in Los Angeles
Locals’ efforts prompted buffers for auto shops and air filter rules for new buildings.
The education crisis for children of deported parents
The education crisis for children of deported parents
In Tijuana, an upstart model tries to address the challenges of educating U.S. kids who relocated to keep their families together.
Update: Forest thinning won’t stop destructive fires
Update: Forest thinning won’t stop destructive fires
Fire-proof structures can prevent homes from adding to fuel loads in wildfires.
California contemplates water for struggling fish
California contemplates water for struggling fish
In an unprecedented move, the state may require upstream users to cut water use to improve water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
What killed Washington’s carbon tax?
What killed Washington’s carbon tax?
The curious death of 1631 and what it says about the future of addressing climate change.
Democrats are divided over the Green New Deal
Democrats are divided over the Green New Deal
Can newly elected progressives convince party leaders to embrace a bold climate agenda?
States and advocates help tackle ‘crisis’ at national parks
States and advocates help tackle ‘crisis’ at national parks
Amid the government shutdown, the Park Service faces trash mounds and lost revenue.
After natural disasters, workers rebuild — and face exploitation
After natural disasters, workers rebuild — and face exploitation
Immigrant workers and day laborers are especially vulnerable to health risks and wage theft.
The stories that defined the West in 2018
The stories that defined the West in 2018
The year in essays, analysis and investigations from across the Western U.S.
How the Los Angeles Times went from union-busting to media role model
How the Los Angeles Times went from union-busting to media role model
Resistance to deep cutbacks have brought about change to the 137-year-old paper.
Where the news is drying up — and where it’s not
Where the news is drying up — and where it’s not
Rural areas can be hit hardest, but many small-town papers persevere.
How best to share the disappearing Colorado River
How best to share the disappearing Colorado River
Seven Western states must rewrite the rules of the river and cut water use — before they bleed the critical artery dry.
When a huge utility company pledges to go carbon free
When a huge utility company pledges to go carbon free
Xcel Energy says it wants to ‘step up and do more’ to reduce greenhouse gases.
Batsh*t bafflegab?; flatearthers not on a ball; trolling the troll
Batsh*t bafflegab?; flatearthers not on a ball; trolling the troll
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet?
Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet?
A new generation of environmentalists is learning to stop worrying and love atomic power.
Two countries, one border and their shared pollution
Two countries, one border and their shared pollution
Communities in South San Diego sue over sewage spills.
Climate report details deep hits to the Southwest
Climate report details deep hits to the Southwest
Climate change will impact economy, infrastructure and more.
Water savings may cause suffering for burrowing owls
Water savings may cause suffering for burrowing owls
Can the tiny raptors adapt to irrigation changes in California’s warming farm fields?
Wildfire recovery is possible — for some Westerners
Wildfire recovery is possible — for some Westerners
Resilience depends on economics and history as much as fuel.
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