Sep 27, 2013 Whenever debates over the budget rage in Washington, leaders can't help but say the government should balance their budget as well as a household. But that analogy might not always hold water.
Sep 24, 2013 California's pricing system for milk gives cheese makers the lowest price for milk -- a holdover from the Depression era, when making cheese was a way to use up surplus milk. But now cheese makers are dairies' biggest customers, and still get the low price.
Sep 20, 2013 California becomes the first state to regulate -- and, therefore, recognize -- ride-sharing made possible by apps Uber and Lyft.
Sep 11, 2013 Golden State legislators are voting on whether to weaken a key law protecting the environment. Many say the law has been abused.
Sep 2, 2013 Leveraging massive amounts of computing power to predict weather and explore the galaxy.
Aug 27, 2013 Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
Aug 15, 2013 How the company translates tidal waves of real time data to make renewable energy plants more efficient by predicting the weather.
Aug 8, 2013 Richmond, Calif., is trying to help distressed homeowners by reducing the principal on their mortgages using eminent domain.
Jul 18, 2013 A heat wave covering the Midwest and Northeast is expected to peak today -- and with it, demand for electricity to power air conditioning. People may be asked to conserve, but power grids expect they'll meet demand.
Jul 15, 2013 Tobacco is a drought resistant plant. But this year, the weather has been anything but dry in major tobacco growing states like Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia.