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‘Life-threatening’ storm system batters California, with flooding and high winds

First-ever hurricane-force wind warning along California coast, with millions of people under flood watches and power out for close to a million

New pack of endangered grey wolves spotted in California

Researchers find at least five wolves including adult female descendant of OR-7, first grey wolf identified in state in 90 years

Marine Protected Areas along California’s coast see success in first decade

California’s coastline is among the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and its protection the last 10 years through 124 separately designated areas has made the state a model and envy nationally and internationally.

Meet the ‘Natural Clean-Up Crew’ Restoring Lake Tahoe’s Clarity

Lake Tahoe – the iconic lake shared by California and Nevada – is the clearest it’s been in 40 years. The reason? Partly a comeback from the “natural clean-up crew” of the native zooplankton Daphnia and Bosmina

California’s ‘big melt’ has begun and could bring perilous flooding with it

The snowpack contains enough water to fill downstream reservoirs ‘multiple times over’, which could mean a rapid runoff

California’s superbloom is so big and bright, it can be seen from space

California’s superbloom phenomenon is so big and bright this year it can be seen from space. NASA’s Landsat 9 satellite, which was launched in 2021 to capture images of Earth’s land surface, sent back images of bright purple and green blooms in Carrizo Plain National Park.

A long-dormant lake has reappeared in California, bringing havoc along with it

People have worked for a century to make California’s Tulare Basin into a food grower’s paradise. That pastoral landscape now looks more like the Pacific Ocean in many areas.

Unprecedented snowfall on US west coast is ‘once-in-a-generation’ event

The west coast of the US, from Oregon to the mountains of California and the golf courses of Phoenix, has received nearly unprecedented levels of snowfall this week in what officials are calling a “once-in-a-generation” event.

US beach town bans balloons to save the ocean

Laguna Beach – the California city known for surfers, waves, rolling hills – grabbed headlines this week for enacting a strict ban on the sale and use of balloons.

California Wants to Ban Chrome Plating

If the state moves forward, the chemicals used in a chrome plating process would be banned by 2027.

5 species on California island no longer endangered

Four types of plants and a bird species on the U.S. Navy-owned San Clemente Island off Southern California no longer require Endangered Species Act protection.

Deadly California Rains Overwhelm Power Grid With Mass Outages

Two weeks of unrelenting rains in California have killed more people than have died directly from wildfires in the last two years — and the deluge is not over.