California

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Students with the group Fossil Free Stanford calling for the university to "divest the rest" and pull their holdings from all fossil fuel companies. (Photo: Fossil Free Stanford)
Hundreds of Stanford University professors published an open letter on Sunday demanding that the university divest the entirety of its holdings from all fossil fuel companies. "If a university seeks to educate extraordinary youth so they may achieve the brightest possible future, what does it mean for that university simultaneously to invest in...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
California Governor Jerry Brown began his record fourth term with a call for...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The last three years of drought in California were the worst that the state has...

Further

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...