Simple index assesses reef health to guide fisheries management choices
We know that fishing has significant impacts on our oceans and the animals that live in them. Effects can range from habitat modification caused by bottom trawls, stock declines from overfishing or subtle ...
California's policies can significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions through 2030
A new model of the impact of California's existing and proposed policies on its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals suggests that the state is on track to meet 2020 goals, and could achieve greater emission ...
Netflix reels in 4.3M more subscribers in 4Q; stock surges
Coming off its best quarter yet, Netflix is accelerating its international expansion in hopes its original programming will hook millions more subscribers on the Internet video service.
Aircraft, research vessel, and ground stations will gather data on California drought
In the midst of the California rainy season, scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human-caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets its precipitation. ...
See an astronomical event that only happens once every 26 years
A truly fascinating event may be in the offing this month.
Researchers shake California warehouse with 50 tons of force
It's one thing to simulate an earthquake on a model structure inside a laboratory. It is another to rattle a standing California building with 50 tons of force.
Nissan, NASA to work on autonomous car technology
Japanese automaker Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology behind cars that drive autonomously.
Aerosols, atmospheric rivers, and California reservoirs
In the midst of the California rainy season, scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human-caused phenomena that determine when and how the state ...
California unveils strictest rules on pesticide
California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely ...
Argentine ants come marching in to California
We Californians are a bit like Goldilocks: We like it neither too wet nor too dry, too hot nor too cold.
$57-million pay cut for lab contractor
The contractor managing the nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, N.M., was slapped with a $57-million reduction in its fees for 2014, largely because of a costly nuclear waste accident last year.
Researchers: Wolverine appears to be thriving in California
A wolverine appears to be thriving in the northern Sierra Nevada seven years after being confirmed as the first one in California since 1922, researchers said.
Chattanooga touts transformation into Gig City
A city once infamous for the smoke-belching foundries that blanketed its buildings and streets with a heavy layer of soot is turning to lightning-fast Internet speeds to try to transform itself into a vibrant ...
Californians on way to state's new energy goals
Clean-energy programs initiated by Gov. Jerry Brown and governors before him have California already well on its way to meeting his new goals for reducing the use of climate-changing fossil fuels, industry experts and state ...