Environment / Science
California's pesticide regulator is suing Whole Foods Market, Inc. over four pesticide products the grocery retailer sells at stores in the state.
Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said Thursday, and it sent back an audio postcard of its trip across the threshold.
The Blobfish has earned the title as the world's "ugliest animal," according to an online vote held by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.
Wasted food — especially rice lost in Asia and meat wasted in rich countries — creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land.
Sacramento lawmakers are nearing final approval on a wide-ranging bill that would change how energy rates are set for California’s privately owned utilities.
A new genetic profile of Suthern California's green abalone population offers hope about how the once-plentiful sea snails could rebound.
If green abalone restoration is going to happen, it'll take a village, say scientists, educators, and volunteers working in Orange County and Los Angeles.
The Rim wildfire is now 80 percent contained but may continue to grow, thanks to low humidity and other conditions. Check out KPCC's Fire Tracker and a map of where the fire's burned.
Scientists have found a region of the brain that allows us to estimate quantities at a glance. However, most people are accurate up to only about five toothpicks.
Tamu Massif, first thought to be perhaps dozens of individual volcanoes, turns out to be just one — but it's really big. It's about the size of New Mexico.
Southern California Edison crews are readying work to put a section of a high-voltage transmission line in the ground rather than above Chino Hills homes.
The USGS released a study looking at the damage a major tsunami could do in Southern California. The scenario is based on a real life disaster that happened in 1964.
Her name is LO13-1. When she was found on Venice Beach in January she was underweight, extremely cold and had a hard time floating. She has now returned to the ocean a new turtle.
A high pressure system combined with storms off the coast of Baja California have led to the recent heat and humidity in Los Angeles.
A coalition of groups concerned about toxic contamination at a former nuclear lab in Santa Susana want a judge to stop demolition debris from going to landfills.
Extreme fires like the Rim Fire can create dangerous weather patterns. That can mean strong winds, thunderstorms and sometimes even fire tornadoes.