You've likely heard all about how climate change is impacting our forests, changing how fast they grow, and which species grow fastest. Now, new research has revealed that a warming clime is even impacting forests in California, where a statewide change in tree species and density has been occurring for nearly a century. Still, there is also reason to remain skeptical.
One California paddle boarder, a dolphin and whale enthusiast, had one of his dreams come true two weeks ago when "partied" with a pod of orca whales off the coast of Laguna Beach, catching the entire event on camera.
A mysterious sticky substance is killing seabirds along San Francisco's eastern shoreline, though by Sunday afternoon waters were nearly clear, according to reports.
Those celebrating the onset of 2015 in California and Nevada will be ringing in the New Year not just with champagne and sparklers, but also with the coldest winter weather yet, according to reports.
California has been suffering from a three-year-drought that is the worst the region has seen in more than a millennium. Now an analysis conducted by NASA has revealed that in order for the state to recover from its current predicament, it's going to have to gain 11 trillion gallons of water back somehow.
A group of water-starved Southwestern Pond turtles, a "species of special concern," was recently saved from California's ongoing drought as part of a rescue mission from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The NOAA has just released a new report on the historic drought that has been affecting California for the last three years. Stunningly, investigators are saying that human-driven climate change is not to blame, and it is instead the consequence of natural phenomena.
A study of the massive and beautiful Californian sheephead fish has revealed some startling consequences of fishing, where removing the largest of these creatures from the kelp forests they call home can actually harm the region itself, with the kelp suffering from a decline seemingly born of grief for their captured friends.
California has been suffering from the same intermittent drought for the last three years that researchers have claimed is a perfect example of consequential climate change. Now it has been revealed that this is the worst drought the region has ever seen in at least a millennium.
As California smog worsens as a result of extreme heat and drought, health risks increase for the state's residents, new reports say.
In the wake of intense drought conditions in California's Central Valley, migratory birds suddenly find themselves without a place to rest and recover before the next leg of their journey. However, conservationists have rented thousands of acres of land, which are then flooded to provided temporary wetlands for these long-distance fliers.
A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit northern California on Sunday, seriously injuring three people and igniting fires in the Napa valley wine region, according to reports.
A recent study of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains has found that they are inbreeding and killing one another off in one of the messiest and alarming results of habitat fragmentation conservationists have ever seen.
Researchers have found that wildfires and drought combined shape the ecology of California, both past and future.