New findings published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors reveal that youth who saw advertising for medical marijuana were twice as likely as peers who said they never saw an ad for the substance to report wanting to use it or doing so in the future.
How do we know how severe a forest fire is going to be? Scientists have discovered that forest composition, ground cover and topography are the best predictors of forest fire severity in the Western U.S
Seabirds are abandoning their ancestral nesting grounds in the Gulf of California in record numbers. Now, scientists may have found out why. Researchers have found that climate change may be to blame.
Scientists may have discovered a new species of firefly in California. While college student Joshua Oliva was hiking, he managed to uncover a new species of this insect.
It turns out that the redwoods of Muir Woods may not be as old as researchers once thought. Scientists have dated the trees and found that the tallest trees may just be 777 years old.
California may be in danger of facing a tsunami. Researchers have discovered several major faults that lie offshore and could cause quakes and tsunamis that may impact the west coast.
Wildfires may be more of a problem than first anticipated. Scientists have found that California's wildfires and deforestation are contributed more than expected to the state's greenhouse gas emissions.
El Niño has finally arrived. The long-awaited weather system has the potential to change patterns across the globe, bringing rain to drought-stricken areas.
The droughts in California have become more and more frequent during the last two decades. Now, scientists have found that this recent uptick in droughts may be the result of rising temperatures in the region, which are the result of climate change.
It turns out that California's drought may be due to climate change.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the drought in the U.S. and have found that growing, broad-scale loss of water is causing the entire western U.S. to rise up like an uncoiled spring.
After the third year of extended drought for California a series of large fires is sweeping across the dry vegetation. Yet this force of destruction is a part of California's history and now, scientists have taken a closer look at how the history of fire and drought has shaped this state.