Environment / Science

La Habra quake: How aftershocks help geologists map new fault

Seismologists are plotting the aftershocks of Friday's 5.1 magnitude earthquake to identify the fault responsible under La Habra.

California drought: Key April snowpack survey due Tuesday

Don't expect good news for the state's drought from the state's most comprehensive measurement of the year, when snow accumulation is usually at its highest.

Quake struck near possibly more dangerous La Puente fault

The 5.1 earthquake Friday struck near a little-known fault called La Puente Hills thrust fault, which scientists say could be more dangerous than the San Andreas fault.

California Drought News: Going deep for groundwater

Southern California's got a chance of rain this week. It's certain the state will grab snowpack stats tomorrow - and it's unlikely they'll be pretty.

UN report raises climate change warning

A new report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes the world is mostly "ill-prepared" for the risks that the sweeping changes present.

Why are there so many dead lotto scratchers on the sidewalk?

Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson got tired of seeing so many scratchers on the sidewalk — and came up with an idea to solve the problem. Here's what the state lottery thought.

San Onofre nuclear plant hit with violation for cutting jobs

Federal regulators say the San Onofre nuclear power plant violated rules by failing to get approval before eliminating 39 emergency-response jobs after the plant closed.

California Drought News: Australia-inspired solutions and water savings in the shower

Some days, California can't do anything right about the drought...but "the lucky country" can. Two more suggestions to copy Australia's water conservation, in here.

How neuroscience is improving UC Riverside baseball

Players are training with a scientifically designed brain-game. It's improving their vision and helping them win games, a new study says.

Current solar owners can cash in for 20 years

Net metering allows solar owners to get paid for the extra, unused electricity they put back into the system. Now they know they'll get paid for 20 years.

Space station awaits for Russian craft after delay

A Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts is on track to arrive at the International Space Station after a delay.

California Drought News: How pot is making California sink and other leaps in logic

There's gold in them thar hills! And pot. And it all ties in together in a messy, dusty bow(l). In today's roundup, we bring you the good, the bad and the "what?"

California Drought News: Moving water and trucking salmon

California's giving Chinooks a ride to the sea through dried-up plumbing this year — but maybe you shouldn't blame system operators for making the drought worse.

FAQ: Answers to your questions about lead battery recycling in Vernon

Exide Technologies in Vernon is asking a judge to let it reopen its battery recycling plant. Here are answers to your questions about Exide and lead recycling.

Newly hatched bald eagles are a sign of recovery on Catalina

The bald eagle population crashed in the 1970s because of chemical pollution that had worked its way up the food chain and weakened eagle eggs.

California Drought News: Little bits of rain that we can steal

The rain is coming back, but locally it will be light at best. Will Californians head out to see Aronofsky's "Noah" just to remember rainier times?