Environment / Science
As the state slogs through a major drought, officials look for new water sources — like desalination plants that make water from the Pacific drinkable.
The space agency announces a stunning discovery, as the Kepler mission identifies 715 new planets that orbit 305 stars. The finding boosts the verified number of such planets by around 70 percent.
Apple recently found a critical bug in its mobile and desktop systems. Unfortunately, the security fix won't help you if you haven't updated your mobile device to iOS 7.
It might seem like a total waste of time, but as it turns out there may be some concrete benefits to playing Tetris. A new study found that playing the game can reduce our cravings.
Calibrating expectations for rain is complicated. Do not be alarmed if moisture falls from the sky tonight after 7 p.m.; don’t expect miracles, either.
Southern California hasn't had a serious rainstorm in years. That means many riverbeds are full of sediment that could lead to dangerous debris flows.
NASA scientists announced Tuesday that they'll work with the California Department of Water Resources. Using the advanced sensing tools in my head, this is a striking picture.
Agency that provides water to Silicon Valley is getting more nervous about the drought. Unfortunately, there's no app to make it rain.
A high-speed collision on the moon's surface was recorded on video and created a bright flash that would have been visible on Earth for eight seconds, scientists say.
NASA is meeting with state officials in Sacramento this week to figure out ways the space agency can use its satellites to help California deal with drought.
Welcome back to a week where we’re all getting excited to tell each other to bring umbrellas.
The Supreme Court is to hear arguments Monday challenging the EPA's 3-year-old requirement that any big firm file a permit to modify or construct a facility expected to spew a lot greenhouse gases.
Previous attempts to secure funds for a wildlife crossing across the freeway have failed as the gene pool of lions in the Santa Monica Mountains continues to thin.
During the state's profound drought, farmers are keep their fields flooded to make temporary wetlands. They serve as pop-up pit stops to help birds put on fat.
In Southern California, most local water districts have only asked for voluntary measures Here, you can find many Southern California municipalities, restrictions in place — if any — gathered from city and water district websites and some helpful tips to conserve water.
Friday’s drought news leads by example.