Environment / Science
Simple changes like using mulch around the base of plants to stop evaporation and watering longer and deeper but less frequently can make a significant dent in water usage.
Chronicling the dastardly exploits of the fiendish drought, today's roundup looks at how it's impacting politics, fish and fruit.
The document lays out roughly how water will be divided over the next seven months or so, particularly in areas where there are competing interests.
A clever photography trick allows you to see the invisible: the rising heat from a lighter, the turbulence around airplane wings, the plume of a sneeze ... and even sound waves.
Demand for limited water supplies leaves less for state rivers. An ongoing restoration program has become caught in the debate over the best use for water in a drought.
In January, AQMD adopted a regulation that would require Exide to achieve negative pressure at its facilities by April 10, with the intention of limiting emissions of arsenic and other toxins.
Metropolitan's Board of Directors has approved about a 1.5 percent increase in the price of its water for the next two years. San Diego argues that's an overcharge.
City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell says the water saved could supply 500 families for an entire year.
A bug called Heartbleed has been exposing much of the data Google, Yahoo and other major Internet companies protect through OpenSSL. What does that mean for you?
Yard restrictions are being eased, more birds are disintegrating against fighter jets and more dead bats are being found in Sacramento. More in today's drought roundup.
The rover Curiosity carries an instrument funded by the Russian government and used by Russian scientists. NASA officials say the device will operate as normal.
CAL FIRE has already responded to nearly 900 wildfires so far this year. Normally, that number would be below 340. Here's how to get ready.
FireChat connects users without a cellular network or the Internet. It uses "mesh networking," which could provide Internet access to disaster zones and remote areas.
A review of water management plans at the Mojave National Preserve has raised questions about whether to maintain 60-year-old concrete "drinkers" for wildlife.
Farmers seek supply, Southern California considers demand, and the rest of the state debates whether to build more dams or conserve more water.
From sunrise to sunset, Memorial Day to mid-September, the Army Corps wants to offer guided and unguided access for non-motorized boats at Sepulveda Basin.