California

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.
Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
What caused mass die-offs of sea lion pups?
What caused mass die-offs of sea lion pups?
The effects of warming ocean waters are rippling through marine ecosystems.
Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone
Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone
They call themselves promotores, and they’re starting to see results.
Recognizing California’s invisible activists
Recognizing California’s invisible activists
We are seeing a mounting intolerance toward undocumented farmworkers.
Los promotores
Los promotores
En medio de los basureros tóxicos de California, los activistas trabajan solos.
Latest: Duel over Owens Valley water intensifies
Latest: Duel over Owens Valley water intensifies
A county uses eminent domain to try to reclaim land taken by LA.
A California counter-attack could ward off land transfers
A California counter-attack could ward off land transfers
In response to Trump, the West’s most liberal state goes on the offensive.
The meaning behind the stones of Big Sur
The meaning behind the stones of Big Sur
Spanning eras, coastal rocks inspire a poet and photographer.
So what if we’re doomed?
So what if we’re doomed?
Climate chaos, mass extinction, the collapse of civilization: A guide to facing the ecocide.
The women confronting California’s farm conditions
The women confronting California’s farm conditions
Female farmworkers face sexual assault, pesticide exposure and low wages.
In California, a bipartisan win for cap and trade
In California, a bipartisan win for cap and trade
The state Legislature extends groundbreaking climate legislation.
One grid to rule them all
One grid to rule them all
And in the darkness, bind them: The West’s bid for one big electric grid.
Latest: Delta tunnels plan challenged in court
Latest: Delta tunnels plan challenged in court
Agencies weigh in on threatened fish — and get smacked with their first lawsuit.
What the anti-Shariah rallies point to
What the anti-Shariah rallies point to
Islamophobia and Trumpism are bringing disparate right-wing groups together.
Why 1 million Californians lack safe drinking water
Why 1 million Californians lack safe drinking water
Rural, cash-strapped communities don’t have the means to treat contaminated water.
The California drought isn’t over, it just went underground
The California drought isn’t over, it just went underground
The race to dig deeper wells is a losing game for small rural communities.
Giant Sequoia is a monument to why we need monuments
Giant Sequoia is a monument to why we need monuments
With few original trees left, the area exemplifies the need for protection.
A network of trails that spans the country
A network of trails that spans the country
The National Trails System, by the numbers.
The Pacific Crest Trail’s shadow hikers
The Pacific Crest Trail’s shadow hikers
At the border, migrants and long-distance trekkers hike side by side but worlds apart.
California’s ‘covfefe’ craze; Bearthoven; How to stop a wedding
California’s ‘covfefe’ craze; Bearthoven; How to stop a wedding
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
White sharks rebound in California
White sharks rebound in California
The long arc of environmental regulation is rebuilding a damaged ecosystem.