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On the Fourth of July 20 Years Ago, NASA Landed the First Rover on Mars

As Americans light sparkers for the Fourth of July holiday, NASA celebrates two decades of Mars exploration.

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Californians Will Ski on the Fourth of July

Last year's never-ending winter will allow two California ski resorts to stay open through the holiday weekend.

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You Know About This Summer's Spectacular Solar Eclipse, Right?

It's a bit of a drive, but not that far to go, if you want to see the total eclipse in August.

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4 Things You Should Know About California’s Biggest Reservoir

California's biggest reservoir is the one you can't see -- and it's far from overflowing.

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A California Regulator's Curious Crusade to Remake the Clean Air Act

In state's polluted San Joaquin Valley, an air pollution control officer is under fire for allying with members of...

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Medical Student Suicides Prompt Schools to Finally Take Action

Suicides in medical schools, as well as studies showing an alarming number of medical students consider ending their...

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Oroville Crisis Triggers Rethinking of California Dam Management

State lawmakers and local officials want better answers before Oroville's disintegrated spillways are rebuilt.

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The SF Giants Are Zapping Their Brains With Electricity. Will It Help?

An increasing number of professional athletes are stimulating their brains electrically to gain a competitive edge.

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Reversing Climate Change? California Author Offers 100 Reasons to Hope

In his new book, Bay Area environmentalist Paul Hawken describes 100 ways to slow or even reverse climate change.

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Boy? Girl? Both? Neither? A New Generation Overthrows Gender

More and more people are opting for 'nonbinary' gender identities as they reject the concept of gender as only male...

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Amid Growing Consensus the Internet is Addictive, One Teen’s Story

A teenaged girl turned to internet videos to be like the cool kids. Here's the story of what went wrong.

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A 50 MPG Car May Be in Your Future

Green car expert Ron Cogan says automakers can meet tough new fuel economy standards by 2025 if their feet are held...

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How 'Incompetent Rock' Led to the Oroville Dam Crisis

Amidst the Sierra's jumbled geology, a leading expert says Oroville's spillways were not built on the most solid rock.

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Nature Provides Its Own Flood Control. Time to Use It?

A new approach to flood control favors restoring natural floodplains along rivers whose aging levees are failing.

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New Coastal Commission Director Plans to Fight the Trump Administration

The California Coastal Commission's new Executive Director pledges to protect the state's coastline even as President...

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These California Ranchers Welcome Trump’s Policies … Here’s Why

The plight of ranchers in Tehama County points to the heart of the political divide.

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Moon Travel Must: Have a Big Checkbook

SETI Astronomer Seth Shostak says privatized space tourism, like SpaceX's moonshot for millionaires, will bring the...

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Winter Rains Leave Forests Flush With Fungi

Mushrooms foragers are harvesting buckets of fungi from wet forests, but its not just wild mushroom that are on the...

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Scientists and Fishermen Scramble to Save Northern California's Kelp Forests

California fishermen and marine biologists are working to revive the coast's disappearing kelp forest.

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California Startup Saves Companies Millions and Combats Climate Change

Sunnyvale resident Mark Chung came home from vacation to a huge energy bill. Figuring out what happened gave him an...

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