California

Newsom Administration Transfers $521K from Rapid Response Reserve Fund to Inland Empire Charities

SACRAMENTO April 23, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the state is transferring $521,000 from the Rapid Response Reserve Fund – established in...

Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia Mega-Genomes Sequenced

April 23, 2019 - Scientists have successfully sequenced the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes, completing the first major milestone of a five-year project...

CalRecycle Funds Cleanup of Illegal Dumpsites

SACRAMENTO April 22, 2019 - The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has awarded $401,560 in cleanup grants to restore 13 agricultural...

Spiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe Caleen Sisk Receives Earth Day...

Oakland, Calif. April 22, 2019 - The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment announced Winnemem Wintu Tribal Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk as...

Public Meetings on Permitting for Long-term Operations of the State Water Project Planned

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) issued notice that it will seek an updated environmental permit to operate the State Water...

Scientists identify almost 2 million previously ‘hidden’ earthquakes

April 19, 2019 - Pouring through 10 years' worth of Southern California seismic data with the scientific equivalent of a fine-tooth comb, Caltech seismologists...

Whooping Cough Death Reported of a California Infant

SACRAMENTO April 18, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that an infant from Orange County has died from pertussis,...

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Brought by Lesbian Teacher against Hesperia USD

Hesperia, CA, April 18, 2019 – Lambda Legal announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with Hesperia Unified School District (HUSD) in...

California’s Top Wildlife Officials Vote to Oppose Trump’s War on Wolves

SANTA MONICA, Calif. April 17, 2019— The California Fish and Game Commission today voted to formally oppose the Trump administration’s proposal to end federal...

Early warning for wildland fires? There could be an app for that

April 16, 2019 - While state and federal officials are looking ahead and worrying about the coming fire season and how to more quickly...

CAL FIRE Awards $43 million in Local Fire Prevention Grants

Sacramento April 16, 2019 - As California continues to take measures to prevent damaging wildfires, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL...

Volunteers and vulnerable communities at the center of Gov. Newsom’s Strategy to ready California...

Sacramento, Calif. April 15, 2019 - California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, announced today the release of nine available grants for the California For...

New statewide project improves access to clean alternative transportation modes in state’s most vulnerable...

SACRAMENTO – A new statewide program will make it easier for communities to get funding for clean mobility projects to improve their sustainability and quality of...

AG Becerra Prevails in Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Repeal of Valuation Rule

SACRAMENTO, April 12, 2019 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement in response to a district court ruling striking down...

Lodgepole Campground in Sequoia National Park Season Opening Will Be Delayed

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, California (April 15, 2019) – Due to the heavy snow pack and the abundance of hazard trees in...

Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declarations Due to Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO April 13, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom today requested Presidential Major Disaster Declarations to bolster ongoing state and local recovery efforts following severe...

Must Read: Governor’s Report on California’s Catastrophic Wildfires, Climate Change and our Energy Future

MATHER April 12, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the findings of his strike force charged with examining California’s catastrophic wildfires, climate change...

When Thunderstorms Brew Over the Tropics, California Heat Wave Soon to Follow

April 12, 2019 - When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good...

Stanford study offers a way to map where flooded fields best replenish groundwater

April 10, 2019 - In California, the amount of water exiting aquifers under the state’s most productive farming region far surpasses the amount of...

Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in Central Valley’s tule fog

April 10, 2019 - The Central Valley’s heavy wintertime tule fog – known for snarling traffic and closing schools — has been on the...