The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California's drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals.
A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California nonprofit think-tank paints that distressing picture of California for the next two years if the state's driest four years on record stretches further into the future.
Some California Water Service customers are frustrated by their new "water budgets." They are using less water, but paying more. Residents also complain the system's not fair. Cal Water officials say the plan is designed as an individualized way to meet state water reduction requirements.
The 2014 Kern County crop report shows things are looking up for the local agriculture community, even though California is in its fourth years of a drought.
Vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.
California's now 4-year-old drought will cost state agriculture $1.84 billion in 2015, researchers estimated in a study Tuesday from the University of California at Davis.
State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by opponents of the tunnels.
The current El Nino, nicknamed Bruce Lee, is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years, federal meteorologists say.
Tons of rainbow trout had to be rescued from a Central California fish hatchery and moved by truck to cooler lake water, sparing them from the state's relentless drought, wildlife officials said Wednesday.
It’s been a hot summer, and Bakersfield has seen an increase in the use of the city’s swimming pools.
While the conservation numbers were pretty good, the actual amount of water on hand continues to be a cause of concern.
No different from other conservation-minded people from across the state, Lucas Espericueta and his family continue to put into play the many different ways to cut back on water usage. The family does have a unique case when it comes to saving water though. They happen to own a 230-acre nut and grape farm in Wasco.
California is launching a website that lets residents tattle on water wasters, from neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking.
The drive on Highway 178 east of Bakersfield is getting smoother, with the new interchange at Morning Drive. But, neighbors wonder why trees are being planted when the state's in the middle of a drought.
As Californians and the communities they live in cut back water use and let lawns turn brown, arborists and state officials are worrying about a potentially dangerous ripple effect: City trees going neglected and becoming diseased or even collapsing.