The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tagged a female hammerhead shark two months ago. With the use of satellite-tracking tag, the researchers observed the shark swimming unexpectedly far for food.
Graduate students from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego discovered a methane seep about 30 miles off the coast. This site is home to many unique, adaptable species, and is the first found in the region.
According to new Stanford findings, in the San Francisco area there are even more ticks infected with a bacteria that produces Lyme disease-like symptoms than in the East Coast.
New data from the Geological Society of America explains that shorelines along the Pacific Coast and northern Mexico aren't uplifting quite as fast as we previously thought.
NASA recently compared satellite images of Earth's surface to see the effects of increased groundwater pumping. The profiles they found revealed that subsidence is occurring in the San Joaquin Valley at an increased rate.
Researchers examined various snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada region in order to get a better understanding of how climate change is affecting subsurface water content levels.
In resistance that was first noted in Israel in the late 1990s, lice are increasingly immune to certain common over-the-counter treatments.
Half the world's salamanders live in North America, doing their essential job of consuming insects and being an important part of the food chain. Do we want them to go extinct, like the Netherlands' fire salamanders, prey to a fatal fungus that may arrive on imported pets?
The individual risk of shark attack in California has decreased by more than 91 percent in the past 60 years, say researchers.
A model of which areas of one region of South Africa recover from wildfires better than others may give hints for California and other Mediterranean-type climates.
Some grasses can be bred for salt-tolerance, meaning more fresh water for us.
It's a red coastline in Southern California as hundreds of thousands of red tuna crabs invade beaches, brought to the region by warm ocean currents, officials said Wednesday.
Nearly four years in, and the state of California continues to suffer from the worst drought ever seen along the West Coast in more than a millennium. Now, the California Energy Commission has pledged a whopping $2.3 million in funding towards radically optimizing the state's wasteful agriculture and energy sectors.
A dead giant oarfish was found washed up on a Catalina Island beach last week, providing scientists the rare opportunity to study the rare and mysterious deep-sea creature, officials said Wednesday.