Environment / Science
In the California desert, the battle between environmentalists and renewable energy companies is heating up. Some conservation groups say the local impact on plants and animals is too severe.
Due to air pollution, a "no burn" alert has been issued for 24 hours beginning at midnight Tuesday for all LA metropolitan areas, Orange County and the Inland Empire.
As ice in the Arctic circle retreats, Earth's darker surfaces absorb more of the sun’s energy, according to researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Digital photo frames alternate uploaded photos with energy usage data and messages to conserve. Thermostats can be controlled remotely through a mobile app.
The record-breaking pour topped out at 21,200 cubic yards of concrete Sunday and involved 300 workers.
The strange red-and-white object that intrigued Mars enthusiasts for weeks turns out to be just a piece of Mars rock chipped off by the Opportunity rover.
The Merced Wild and Scenic Rivers Plan will keep but relocate the ice rink, retain the historic Sugar Pine Bridge, and cap the number of daily visitors.
At a closed-door meeting in Los Angeles, local politicians offered federal officials views on adapting to climate change and preparing for hazards like drought.
A team of Orange County colleges won one of 20 slots in a worldwide solar home design competition. Stanford, Cal Poly, CSU Sacramento and UC Davis also made the cut.
Much of Southern California will experience above-normal temperatures throughout the week. Forecasters say more records are in sight Thursday.
With a footprint covering more than five square miles, Ivanpah's fields of mirrors direct sunshine into towers that generate enough energy to power 100,000 homes.
A 2.5 earthquake hit Yorba Linda around 5:28 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Researchers from California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they've figured out how to get their laser to squeeze hydrogen atoms together to make helium.
Wildlife conservation groups from around the globe are hoping to find ways to slow the trade in rhino horns, elephant tusks and other illegal wildlife products.
Wildlife experts in the mountains say the two separate incidents reflect the difficulty the big cats face in moving around an urbanized landscape.
Vernon-based Exide is petitioning in LA Superior Court and directly to air regulators to have a recently-passed air quality rule scrubbed.