California drought could kill tens of millions of trees

Dec 30, 2015

California drought could kill tens of millions of trees

As many as 58 million large trees in California are threatened by a record drought that has afflicted the state since 2011, says a study published Monday. Even if the weather phenomenon called El Nino produces more precipitation, California’s forests could suffer irreversible change, ...

SeaWorld suing California over ban on orca breeding

Dec 30, 2015

SeaWorld suing California over ban on orca breeding

SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission’s ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales at its San Diego theme park. The suit filed in San Diego County Superior Court says the California Coastal Commission was outside its authority when ...