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The Mojave Trails National Monument is one of seven in California being reviewed by the U.S. Interior Department for downsizing, or to have its monument status canceled altogether. (Bryn Jones)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Supporters of California's parks and national monuments are to rally Thursday in Sacramento, planning to celebrate the expected passage in the state Senate of a resolution to keep those wild places intact. The Trump administration is calling for a review of all national monumen

Mojave Trails National Monument in Southern California is one of about 50 across the nation that would be

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. - Ten of California's national monuments could be reduced in size or even eliminated as part of a review of all such properties, in an executive order expected to be signed today by President Trump. The order reportedly instructs U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine all

The state of California will begin to decommission Platform Holly near Santa Barbara - the last offshore rig in state waters. (Linda Krop)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The last remaining offshore oil platform in California waters will now be decommissioned, after Venoco, the company that owns it, declared bankruptcy and handed the lease back to the state. Platform Holly off of Santa Barbara was shut down two years ago after a nearby

Outdoor Afro seeks to make the outdoors more accessible to everyone, especially people of color. (Outdoor Afro).

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day has deep significance for many Americans this year with the fulfillment of what some thought an impossible dream: a black president serving two terms in office. And the Obama administration's last days have been marked by grand gestures - including a cal

The view on a walk below the Trinidad Head, an area now protected and more accessible to the public. (Julie Fulkerson)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - President Barack Obama on Thursday announced the expansion of two national monuments in California - California Coastal National Monument and Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument at the Oregon border. Much more than recognition of the unique history or geography of a place, this

P-39 and one of her cubs, captured in spring 2015 by a National Park Service trail camera. (National Park Service)

LOS ANGELES – The biggest threat to mountain lions in California is traffic. More than 100 of the big cats died this year across the state in collisions with fast-moving cars. The Santa Monica Mountains are the major problem area, with at least two mountain lions killed there in recent weeks

A report out today says acres burned in forest fires in the West have doubled since 1984 because of climate change. (ellend1022/iStockophoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Anyone who lives in the western United States is familiar with the massive fires that rage every summer, and a report out Monday says climate change has doubled the amount of acreage burned since 1984. Researchers from the University of Idaho and Columbia University found tha

A new California law makes it state policy to promote greenhouse gas reduction in open space and agricultural lands. (Harold E. Malde/The Nature Conservancy)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Climate-change groups are applauding a new bill, just signed by Governor Jerry Brown, that would make it state policy to promote the role of land and soil in scrubbing the air of excess carbon. The Natural and Working Lands Climate Solution Act (Senate Bill 13-86) writes i

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