Often barren and dry, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southeastern California has transformed into a spectacular field of wildflowers. Their lives may be fleeting, but the bloom is stunning while it lasts.
The earthquake was felt by residents from San Diego, to Los Angeles and then farther. According to Egill Hauksson, research professor of geophysics at Caltech, the recent earthquake is "the biggest one for a while."
Experts agree on positive outlook due to government commitment in this bipartisan agreement.
Bum, a cross-eyed cat from California, was abandoned at five months old and brought to the San Diego Humane Society. With only one look at him, Courtney Morman was smitten and decided to rescue the funny-looking feline, who has proven to be nothing less than loveable and fun. Morman recently created an Instagram for her kitten in hopes of encouraging people to adopt pets from shelters, too.
Many species of blue tarantulas have evolved independently with the same coloration – a vibrant cobalt blue that is based in hairy nanostructures scientists believe could one day be replicated to improve smartphone and television screens.
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.
The individual risk of shark attack in California has decreased by more than 91 percent in the past 60 years, say researchers.