California

CDPH Reports Widespread Flu Activity – First Reported Death of a Child Occurred in...

SACRAMENTO January 20, 2017 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith reported today that the state is...

Rain or Shine, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologists Work Through Some Tough...

January 19, 2017 - The rains came, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service got to work. Whether it was to release more than a...

Feinstein Opposes Repeal of Affordable Care Act

Washington January 18, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act,...

Bay Area methane emissions may be double what we thought

Jan. 18, 2017 - Emissions of methane--a potent climate-warming gas--may be roughly twice as high as officially estimated for the San Francisco Bay Area....

NASA’s AIRS Instrument Tracks Series of Storms Battering California

Jan. 16, 2017 - A series of atmospheric rivers that brought drought-relieving rains, heavy snowfall and flooding to California last week is highlighted in...

New Cap-and-Trade Legislation Answers Call of Fossil Fuel Industry to Continue With Business as...

Jan. 16, 2017 - Legislation was introduced last week in the California Assembly (AB 151) that intends to firmly establish Cap-and-Trade as the future...

National Day of Action Puts Trump on Notice: We Will Mobilize and Protect Immigrants

LOS ANGELES, CA, Jan. 14, 2017 -  In what may be the dawn of an energized, coordinated, and focused fight for immigrant rights, nearly...

California Agency Proposes Turning Monterey Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump

SAN ARDO, Calif. Jan. 13, 2017— Just months after Monterey County voters approved a ban on underground injection of oil waste, California regulators have...

Dan Bacher: Delta smelt remains on edge of extinction, fall survey reveals

January 13, 2017 - The Delta smelt index, a relative measure of abundance, in the latest survey was 8, the second lowest in history....

Contractors State License Board Offers Advice for Consumers Ready to Make Flood Repairs

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 13, 2017 – As property owners look to make repairs this weekend after a series of severe storms pounded northern California, the...

U.S. EPA Releases Annual Toxic Release Inventory Report for Pacific Southwest

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2017 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows releases of...

Assemblymember Gomez Introduces Fake News Act of 2017

Jan. 13, 2017 - Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, AD 51, introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 155 to address what has now been described as “fake news.” ...

El Portal Road (Highway 140) and Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) Closed Due...

January 12, 2017 - The El Portal Road (Highway 140) and the Big Oak Flat Road (HIghway 120) are currently closed due to a...

Research on Fresno shows $15 California minimum wage has big impact on pay, none...

BERKELEY, Jan. 12, 2017 - For the first time, economists at the University of California, Berkeley have measured the likely pay and job impacts...

Branding Bud: Marijuana companies want California to issue trademarks for pot

Jan. 12, 2017 - The sandwich baggie brimming with buds is gradually becoming a thing of the past in California. In its place, an...

NASA sees Pineapple Express deliver heavy rains, flooding to California (MAP)

Jan. 12, 2017 - California which has long been suffering through a strong, multi-year drought, is finally beginning to see some much needed relief...

Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted for Remainder of California Coast

SACRAMENTO January 11, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has lifted the last remaining health advisory for Dungeness crab caught along...

Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine Switches to Solar

January 10, 2017 - The Inyo National Forest is pleased to announce that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Eastern Sierra Visitor Center...

El Niño, Pacific Decadal Oscillation implicated in domoic acid shellfish toxicity

CORVALLIS, Ore. Jan. 10, 2017- Researchers reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a strong correlation between toxic levels of domoic acid...

Federal Analysis Downplays Fracking’s Threats to Public Land in California

SAN JOSE, CA, Jan. 9, 2017— Three years after a federal judge rebuked the Bureau of Land Management for ignoring the risks of hydraulic...