Environment / Science
Government researchers tagged the sharks with transmitters, triggering an automatic tweet when they swim close to a beach. This comes after several high-profile shark attacks, some fatal.
An invasive snail introduced during a makeover of Echo Park Lake now threatens the health of the lake, including the signature lotus plants
DWR says in a statement that it believes the eagles ate aquatic birds that were infected with the virus.
Despite a record lack of rainfall, water official say Los Angeles still has enough in reserves to get the city through the next year or so.
The exploits of Meatball the bear captured public attention. Now he's the star of a Rose Parade float. But what happened to the real Meatball?
Because of more energy-efficient housing, appliances and gadgets, power usage is on track to decline in 2013 for the third year in a row.
The news that scientists in Brazil recently discovered a new species of sea slug is catching headlines because of its peculiar "Game of Thrones"-inspired name.
The phenomenon is the result of a new moon and the Earth's making its closet pass to the sun.
Russian fireball, zero-gravity Bowie cover among this year's highlights from the final frontier
Three groundbreaking scientists, all of whom won the Nobel Prize for their discoveries, died in 2013. Francois Jacob figured out how genes work. Frederick Sanger, who sequenced the first genome, is one of only four people to win two Nobel Prizes. David Hubel found out how to listen to the brain.
Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos are thought to exist in the wild, but the Dallas Safari Club is auctioning off a permit to hunt one down. It says the controversial fundraiser is a conservation effort.
The most widely used light bulbs in the United States will be phased out starting on New Year's Day. Here's everything you need to know about making the switch.
A 9-year-old boy from Orange County has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain.
Mountain lions are slowly making a comeback, but they live at constant risk. In Santa Cruz, one project tracks how the lions live — and it's already helping nationwide.
As baby boomers retire and drilling increases, energy companies are hiring, adding 23 percent more workers between 2009 and 2012. But the hiring spree has come with a terrible price: Last year, 138 workers were killed on the job, twice as many as in 2009.
The Los Angeles Times says the Department of Toxic Substances Control also has drastically reduced fines against polluting firms and reduced the number of cases it sends to prosecutors.