A new law provides flexibility in terms of how the state can meet this new target for the electricity it consumes.
Taking millions of gallons of water permanently out of the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought would surely start an interstate fight.
Pollination by commercially raised bees is important to a variety of crops but none more than California almonds. In turn, beekeepers depend on them.
As California reels from another devastating fire season, environmental resource scholars explain how the state – and other fire-prone areas – can better prepare and coexist with wildfires.
With California suffering another devastating wildfire year, more people are wondering about whether and how global warming is contributing. A climate scientist explains.
Law scholars from California unpack the legal questions raised by the Trump administration's plan to roll back mileage standards and revoke California's ability to set more stringent rules.
Wildland firefighting has always been a risky job, but development in fire-prone areas is making it more dangerous by putting forest firefighters in situations they are not equipped or trained for.
As EVs make more inroads, giving tenants somewhere to plug in their cars could become a selling point.
Chinese investment in the US has never been high, but the ongoing trade war could dampen it further, with significant long-term repercussions.
The Supreme Court struck down a California law requiring faith-based crisis pregnancy centers to post signs with information about family planning services.
A researcher takes a closer look at the millions of unauthorized workers who play an essential role in the U.S. economy – and why they matter.
A lack of affordable housing makes homelessness especially pervasive and visible on the West Coast.
Following NASA's latest discovery of organic matter on the red planet, new findings in a salt lake in California could point to where to look for alien life.
The top two system in California was created to draw out more centrist candidates and voters, but data from primaries past show it's just not working.
Wine came to the US in the 16th century but didn't make it to California – the leader in American winemaking – until the 19th century.
Environmentalists and climate hawks are cheering, but many experts aren't excited about the state making rooftop solar panels mandatory on most new homes beginning in 2020.
The California Supreme Court made it harder to classify workers as independent contractors. But it's not quite the 'game changer' some observers claim it to be.
Air pollution could be the next battleground between California and the Trump administration, which is reviewing the Golden State's special legal authority to regulate tailpipe emissions.
Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
About 20,000 Californians were once sterilized under state eugenics laws. New research shows Latinos were disproportionately targeted. Is there any opportunity today to address these wrongs?