California

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Environmentalists have issued a warning to the West Coast: Watch out...the tar sands are coming. North America's Pacific Coast, from the San Francisco Bay to British Columbia, is facing a "tar sands invasion," according to an analysis released this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), NextGen Climate America, ForestEthics, and a...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Following a damning investigation by the Desert Sun last month which revealed...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
As residents adapt to recently imposed water restrictions and California's...

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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...