monarch butterfly

California’s Monarch Butterflies Hit ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Record Low

A discouraging survey of California’s monarch butterfly population signals bad news for the at-risk species.
Sarah Emerson

Target Fined $7.4 Million for Illegally Throwing E-Waste in the Trash

Target threw hazardous e-waste, as well as sensitive medical material and waste, into the trash illegally for four years.
Caroline Haskins

As Ocean Predators Recover, Humans Need to Learn to Coexist

It’s great that sharks, whales, and sea otters are bouncing back in some marine areas. But it may also increase human-wildlife conflicts.
Becky Ferreira

YouTube Lets California Fire Conspiracy Theories Run Wild

Conspiracy theory vloggers have been able to easily manipulate YouTube and amass millions of views that provide a flagrantly false narrative about the disaster in California.
Caroline Haskins
climate refugees

California Wildfires Have Created Climate Refugees in a Walmart Parking Lot

California's Camp Fire has destroyed about 9,000 homes, creating climate refugees inside the state.
Caroline Haskins
woolsey fire

California’s Woolsey Fire Burns Near Site of Nuclear Meltdown, Sparking Panic

The owner of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Boeing, says the wildfire may have started “on or near” the contaminated Los Angeles facility.
Sarah Emerson
octopus nursery

Swarm of 1,000 Octopuses Found At Bottom of the Ocean

Scientists captured rare footage of a massive octopus nursery near Davidson Seamount.
Sarah Emerson

California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords

The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
Kaleigh Rogers
net neutrality

US Government Sues California for Daring to Protect Net Neutrality

Uncle Sam fights, for the ISP's right, to screw you over.
Karl Bode
net neutrality

Ajit Pai Calls California Net Neutrality Law 'Radical' and 'Illegal'

The FCC chairman criticized the recently passed bill at an event in Maine, where a similar law is under consideration.
Kaleigh Rogers
new neutrality

ISPs Engage In Last Gasp Bid to Derail California’s Net Neutrality Law

Employees are being urged to demand a veto by California Governor Jerry Brown.
Karl Bode
net neutrality

Big Telecom Is Using Robocalls to Fight a Net Neutrality Bill in California

A group with financial ties to AT&T is sending automated messages claiming the law would raise cell phone bills.
Kaleigh Rogers