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its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Photographer Max Whittaker shows us the many faces of the delta, including its strange and fascinating history and the challenges complicating its future.
The city of Eugene is testing an unconventional solution to a serious issue, with a ban on feeding a slew of wild animals.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Ten percent of the state’s greenhouse gases come from a single coal-fired power plant—which will soon trade coal for solar.
The Beaver State is one of just two in the nation where illegal animal kills are addressed by the police.
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.
Carbon farming, an agricultural movement taking root in Northern California, aims to improve the soil and help stabilize the climate.
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