A storm expected to hit Northern California this weekend will also bring some showers to Merced, offering a relief from last month’s dry spell. According to the National Weather Service, Merced will see some rain starting Friday, sometime before dark. The on-and-off showers are expected to continue through Sunday.
The frozen fringes of western Antarctica have been melting 70 percent faster in the last decade, raising concern that an important buttress keeping land-based ice sheets from flowing to the sea could collapse or vanish in coming decades, a new study shows.
Even if you have never held a paint brush, you can learn to sketch buds and blooms and stalks and stems so you can embrace and enjoy the beauty of the seasons, according to botanical art instructor Linda Miller.
The government "rubber stamps" the license for the Miami Seaquarium despite the park keeping Lolita the killer whale in inhumane conditions, an animal rights group told a federal appeals court Tuesday.
El miercoles la Suprema Corte de Estados Unidos va a escuchar argumentos en un caso que es crucial porque va a determinar la regulacion del mercurio y otros contaminantes toxicos del aire que emanan de las plantas de electricidad operadas por carbon. Lo que esta en juego es un precedente que seria muy peligroso porque estableceria que las ganancias de una corporacion son mas importantes que miles de vidas.
Thousands of wind turbines have sprung up across West Texas and up and down the Gulf Coast. Companies as diverse as Google and Dow Chemical are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Texas in a race to lower their carbon emissions. With almost 20 percent of the country's total capacity, Texas has become the undisputed king of wind energy.
Twenty-five years in the making, a new nationwide rule is set to take effect this spring that will sharply restrict coal and oil-fired power plants from releasing mercury, arsenic and other hazardous pollutants into the air and, eventually, into rivers and lakes.
As the Obama administration took the first step Friday to regulate the drilling method known as fracking, opposition to the safety measures underscored the challenge of policing a practice that has cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil but raised fears of environmental damage and water contamination.
The Obama administration on Friday announced for the first time regulations on the controversial practice known as fracking, which has reduced the country's dependence on foreign oil but raised fears of contamination of drinking water and other environmental risks in states where it has become common.
Burmese pythons munch marsh rabbits in Everglades National Park faster than any native predator, confirming what biologists already suspected: the invasive snake is changing the balance of the park's food chain.
When Hurricane Floyd hit New Jersey in September 1999, 12-year-old Erika Navarro dashed out to her driveway to experience the storm firsthand. For at least 10 minutes she stood in the wind and pelting rain, watching the lake across the street flood its banks.
Lawyers for North Carolina environmental groups urged the N.C. Supreme Court on Monday to force Duke Energy to immediately stop the groundwater contamination that's been seeping for years from Duke's coal ash pits at 14 sites around the state.
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