Two adults and five pups have been photographed in Northern California by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. They are protected by the federal and state Endangered Species Act, which is credited for their return.
Aug 24, 2015 San Mateo County Times
A NASA study finds that no irrigated vegetation covers more surface in the United States than the collection of lawns that are so important to the American identity.
Aug 24, 2015 Fusion
Parts of the nation's food basket, the San Joaquin Valley in California, are sinking at two inches per month, not per year. Known as subsidence, it results from over-pumping of groundwater by farmers desperate to save their crops in the epic drought.
Aug 22, 2015 NPR
Can self-contained urban food systems exist in the core of our cities? Architect Darrick Borowski of New York based firm ARExA developed a model to determine just that.
Aug 21, 2015 Doggerel
Los Angeles made progress toward revitalizing the L.A. River when the preferred restoration plan won an important approval. But the project also saw a jump in price and a change in cost-share, leaving some wondering where the money will come from.
Aug 21, 2015 The Planning Report
California industries are buying offsets in lieu of purchasing carbon allowances or reducing carbon emissions, and most of the offsets are spent out-of-state, assisting the recipients economically as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Aug 21, 2015 KQED: California Report
The Center for Public Integrity has released a report criticizing the EPA's environmental justice competence. In only 12 cases has the agency taken official action on behalf of communities affected disproportionately by polluters.
Aug 20, 2015 Next City
On the heels of President Obama's Clean Power Plan rule that reduces carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the new rule focuses on the other major greenhouse gas, methane, and rather than coal, it is focused on oil and gas drilling.
Aug 20, 2015 The Atlantic
In the Northeast, where I grew up and lived for most of my life, water is not really an issue, and I mean that not only in the sense of supply, but also of demand, of behavior, and of infrastructure. Blog Post
Aug 19, 2015 By
Wonkblog illustrates the results of a "Natural Amenities Index" created by the federal government.
Aug 18, 2015 The Washington Post - Wonkblog