Joshua trees, a beloved and iconic desert species in California, is currently in decline due to drought and climate change.
Muir Woods is known for having some of the oldest, tallest trees on Earth, but a new analysis shows that California's tallest tree is actually younger than previously thought.
New research finds that very large earthquakes - and even tsunamis - from several major faults that lie offshore, could be looming threats and surprise southern California residents.
A new species of marine roly poly pillbug - actually, make that two new species - were recently discovered in Los Angles, a new study describes.
More have made it! Nearly three years after the famous "Hollywood mountain lion" crossed the Southland freeways looking for a new home, two more have braved and successfully accomplished the same feat.
Los Angeles police were contacted after someone witnessed a group of people harassing a pair of stranded sea lion pups near a beach parking lot early Sunday morning. The witness claimed that after throwing trash and even a cinder block at the poor animals, a woman in the group took one of the pups away.
It turns out that California wildfires release more greenhouse gases than previously thought, according to new research.
It's no secret that climate change has been affecting our oceans, with things like warming surface temperatures and rising acidity affecting various species across the world. Now a new report has revealed that the West Coast of North America may be feeling changes so intense that it is altering the overall productivity of local waters, leading to a reduction in marine species spanning from seabirds to salmon.
California is in the midst of the worst drought the region's seen in a millennium, which is rapidly depleting its water supply, and now a NASA scientist warns that the state has only one year of water left.
Two major marine sanctuaries located off the northern California coast are to get a massive upgrade and more than double in size, the Obama administration and NOAA announced last week.
Remember that El Niño that experts were predicting? Well, it's finally here, but the NOAA is warning that might not mean more rain for America's thirsty southwest coast, despite traditional weather patterning.
Lyme disease: it's a pain for people both figuratively and physically. And for as long as the disease has been around, people have placed the blame squarely on the deer tick. Now new research has revealed that birds, of all things, should also be sharing a great deal of the blame, as they serve as ideal incubators and distributors of the disease.
A disturbingly high number of sea lion pups are becoming stranded along the Californian coast this year, worrying experts who can only speculate as to why these animals are not with their mothers during what is normally a safe and essential nursing period.
American pikas, a pint-sized rabbit relative, are quickly losing their California mountain habitat to climate change, according to new research.
It's official, climate change is upon us, with sea levels rising, harsh storms abound, and the hottest years in history. Even the US Senate is admitting that climate change is a reality that we must deal with. Now, a new consequence of warming temperatures has appeared, and it's a strange one. Sea slug populations are growing to unfathomable numbers, and researchers are investigating what that could mean.