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Earth’s Wildlife Populations Have Dropped By 60 Percent Since 1970
Humans have played a major role in stark declines in wildlife populations around the planet over the past 4½ decades, according to a chilling report published by the World Wildlife Fund this week.
San Francisco leaders hate Trump enough they voted to limit the city’s water rather than do this
For months, San Francisco, a hotbed of anti-Donald Trump sentiment, has found itself in the awkward position of being aligned with his administration over California water policy.
The planet’s hidden climate change
Those rising temperatures are creating an epic underwater refugee crisis among marine life.
This Man Knows How To Make Drinking Water Out Of Thin Air
Think it's impossible to make anything appear out of thin air? Well, naysayers, meet David Hertz.
GM breaks with Trump administration and calls for nationwide electric-car sales program
Two of the biggest automakers are pushing back on the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of U.S. fuel-economy standards.
Animal-welfare groups clash over Proposition 12, which promises cage-free hens by 2022
Animal-welfare activists have split over an initiative on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot that would phase in requirements to provide more space for egg-laying hens, breeding pigs and calves raised for veal in California.
Tesla drops to third-worst in Consumer Reports reliability rankings
Tesla dropped six spots to rank near the bottom of Consumer Reports’ new-car reliability list. The California electric-car maker came in third-worst in reliability among 29 auto brands. Only Cadillac and Volvo ranked lower.
California’s Underwater Forests Are Being Eaten by the ‘Cockroaches of the Ocean’
Early on a gray summer Saturday, an unusual assemblage — commercial fishermen, recreational boaters, neoprene-clad divers — gathered for a mission at Albion Cove, a three-hour drive north of San Francisco. “Our target today is the purple urchin,” said Josh Russo, a recreational fishing advocate who organized the event. “
Can organic food help you reduce your risk of cancer? A new study suggests the answer may be yes
To reduce your risk of cancer, you know you should quit smoking, exercise regularly, wear sunscreen, and take advantage of screening tests. New research suggests another item might be added to this list: Choose organic foods over conventional ones.
Water bond would spread money across the state — but pour it on the Central Valley
Excessive groundwater pumping by San Joaquin Valley farmers has caused a stretch of the Friant-Kern Canal to sink so much that it has interfered with irrigation deliveries to more than 300,000 acres of cropland.