Photographer Max Whittaker shows us the many faces of the delta, including its strange and fascinating history and the challenges complicating its future.

September 12, 2018

The city of Eugene is testing an unconventional solution to a serious issue, with a ban on feeding a slew of wild animals.

September 05, 2018

Since this giant salty lake in the desert lost its water supply, its bird habitat has been shrinking and more toxic dust is wafting up from its dry lake bed. Can the Salton Sea be saved?

August 06, 2018

In a new forensics lab, state agents test samples of blood, saliva, tusks, and feathers in a quest to stem the illegal trade in exotic animal parts.

August 01, 2018

Farms drink up a majority of the state’s water supply, but the details are murky. Most of the largest irrigation districts aren’t reporting how much water they delivered to farmers.

July 11, 2018

On the heels of the longest coral bleaching event on record, Hawaii hopes that banning a chemical culprit in sunscreen will help save its reefs.

July 05, 2018

Ten percent of the state’s greenhouse gases come from a single coal-fired power plant—which will soon trade coal for solar.

June 11, 2018

The Beaver State is one of just two in the nation where illegal animal kills are addressed by the police.

June 08, 2018

As Californians protest the Trump administration’s intent to expand drilling off the Pacific coast, some city and state officials consider new legislation to block it.

May 14, 2018

Carbon farming, an agricultural movement taking root in Northern California, aims to improve the soil and help stabilize the climate.

January 26, 2018

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