Firefighters across three states are battling wildfires that have destroyed more than 60,000 acres in the US West.
California has emerged as one of the states hardest hit by the coronavirus nationwide. Now, scientists across the Golden State are launching research to better understand the reasons, including studying whether air pollution from Los Angeles to the Central Valley is to blame.
Twin emergencies on two coasts this week - Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire - offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.
Beaches in San Diego County and other parts of California are suffering the effects of the pandemic, as visitors have left behind a steady stream of trash, including disposable face masks, plastic takeout containers and other items, according to environmental groups that collect and track beach pollution.
As the Golden State experiences record increases in coronavirus cases, pulmonologists are concerned about how the next few months will play out.
California is working on first-of-their-kind rules to limit emissions from ride-hail vehicles, which could force the companies to get about one-third of their drivers into electric vehicles by the end of 2030. To which the ride-hail companies say (with some qualifications): Bring it on.
How far away from oil and gas wells is safe? Scientists and activists are calling buffer zones between wells and homes into question.
A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.
"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."
A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.