Environment

Environment

Delta pigs on the move again. Animal control whisks them from abandoned golf course

Calaveras County has seized the six pigs that once roamed a tiny island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Their original owner said they were “stolen,” again.

Environment

See what the Feather River looks like after the Oroville Dam crisis

Fishing guides complain that the Feather River looks very different this year below the troubled Oroville Dam, due to collapsed banks and sediment and other debris washing into the river. The question is whether the state should pay to clean it up. Guides like James Stone say "yes," due to the problems with the dam's spillway, but state officials who run the dam say it's not clear whether the river is worse off than it naturally would be after a record rainy season.

Environment

US backs away from California pollution fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Trump administration is backing off its threat to revoke California's unique authority to set its own tough pollution standards for cars and trucks – rules that have become a crucial tool for states to combat climate change without help from Washington.

Environment

The hard truth about palm oil

You may have never heard of palm oil, but chances are you've used it. The palm tree derivative appears in everything from lipstick to cookies and chocolate to shampoo. Producing it exacts a largely hidden environmental and human toll.

Videos

California farmer fights US in court

John Duarte's case is being watched by farmers, conservatives nationwide.
Dale Kasler The Sacramento Bee
California farmer fights US in court 1:49

California farmer fights US in court

See what the Feather River looks like after the Oroville Dam crisis 1:25

See what the Feather River looks like after the Oroville Dam crisis

Humpback whale cavorts off Monterey 1:40

Humpback whale cavorts off Monterey

See where the proposed Delta tunnels would go 1:54

See where the proposed Delta tunnels would go