California

Jon Queally, staff writer
The Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders was in the city of Richmond, California on Thursday and said local elections in the city have become prime examples of how U.S. politics, at all levels, have become corrupted by the unlimited amount of money wealthy corporations and individuals can spend on campaigns. "We are not living in a...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
California's Corcoran State Prison. (Photo: Steve Rhodes/cc/flickr)
Just a month ahead of the November polls, a California measure to reduce prison...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Over a dozen California communities now face running out of water within 60...

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Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...