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San Luis Reservoir, one of California's largest, would grow bigger under a proposed $360 million expansion
A federal proposal calls for raising the dam at San Luis Reservoir, between Gilroy and Los Banos, to store more water. But the idea faces challenges.
Is Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels plan repeating the errors of high-speed rail?
Delta plan would be one of the largest public works projects in U.S. history. It's supported by cities and farms but opposed by environmentalists and fishing groups who say the numbers don't add up.
Livermore lab chemists share link to Nobel Peace Prize
Lawrence Livermore Lab has a vested interest in Tuesday's Nobel Peace Prize award, which will be given to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The lab is one of only two in the country certified by the group to analyze samples for the presence of chemical agents.
Life on Mars still beyond our reach to discover it
Hospitable conditions for life found by robot vehicle Curiosity -- but Martian chemistry and radiation from space make it impossible to detect
Homeless shelters had open beds when homeless men died of exposure in Santa Clara County
Lack of information, mental illness, shelter rules and fear of having possessions stolen causes some homeless people to miss out on emergency shelter beds, even during coldest of nights
46 whales stranded in Everglades; six have died
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) -- Federal officials say six pilot whales have died after stranding in shallow water in a remote area of Everglades National Park.
Oregon wolf pack one attack away from a kill order
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The latest livestock attack by Oregon's Snake River wolf pack puts it one bite away from a potential state kill order. An Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife report released Monday says the rancher who found a wounded cow Nov.
Cosco Busan oil spill captain grounded, will not get license back
Court rules against pilot in Cosco Busan accident, the worst oil spill in San Francisco Bay in 20 years, denying his lawsuit against the Coast Guard to renew his mariner's license
San Francisco Bay waters are becoming clearer, but that may mean threats from algae growth
For 150 years after the Gold Rush, millions of tons of mud that washed into San Francisco Bay kept it murky, yet now that it is finally washing away, sunlight is causing a boom in algae growth, a growing concern.
Salmon return to San Jose, thrilling long-time "river watchdog" Roger Castillo
For decades, Roger Castillo -- dubbed "The Watchdog of the River" by friends and local water officials -- has combed the banks of his beloved river almost daily, reading its waters like a scholar reads a book.
Scientists find surprising similarity between lizards and birds
It's not just for the birds: Air flows through the lungs of reptiles in a pattern that scientists previously thought necessary only for high-altitude flight. Full Story
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Tonight's TV picks: 'Scandal' amps up the crazy; 'X Factor' nears finale
Sting makes a guest appearance on 'Michael J. Fox Show
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Madonna dumps much younger boyfriend after three years
Reportedly having run its course, relationship between Madonna and dancer Brahim Zaibat ends.