Starting Feb. 6, 2020, California farmers will be barred from using chlorpyrifos on their crops. The Trump administration says more study is needed, but other states are also moving ahead.
The technician who gave you that shiny manicure may be inhaling dangerous levels of toxic chemicals on the job.
Customers, cities and investors are all eager for a piece of PG&E, but it isn't the only US utility that may have new owners soon.
The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
'California is America fast-forward,' writes one scholar. Does that mean that the dystopian infernos that have consumed parts of the state are simply a picture of what awaits the rest of America?
The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
Instead of suppressing wildfire, the Karuk Tribe in the Pacific Northwest is using it as an integral part of its climate change management plan. Federal, state and local agencies are taking note.
Which candies count as candy in the eyes of the tax law? The answer often depends on one ingredient.
As climate change intensifies the risk of wildfires in California, insurers are dropping coverage for many homeowners.
Donald Trump has some ideas about how to end homelessness in the US. Los Angeles' recent experiences may be an important part of the discussion.
Two fire researchers argue that recent fires in Northern and Southern California show why health and social equity need to be part of fire preparedness.
California's new plan to fight global climate change is innovative. But it raises tricky ethical questions with no easy answers.
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
Western states adopted a 7-year plan in May 2019 to manage low water levels in the Colorado River. Now they need to look farther ahead and accept that there will be less water far into the future.
Patriotism means pride in country, but what are we proud of? A former national park ranger suggests that visiting historic sites can remind Americans of the heritage, good and bad, that they share.
Scudder's approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.
States like California have been at the forefront of privacy innovation in recent decades. A possible federal law could bring their experimentation to a halt, harming consumers.
Californians love their coast and strongly oppose offshore drilling. Will they support converting old oil rigs to artificial reefs – a policy that benefits both marine life and oil companies?
The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles.
Decades of wildfire suppression have allowed flammable fuels to pile up in US forests. Scientists and managers say careful use of planned fires can reduce risks of large, out-of-control burns.