Posted by Mark Grossi on April 22, 2014
The state this week released a more detailed ranking of the riskiest places to live in California -- and Fresno, by far, still leads the pack.
Last year, The Bee's series "Living in a Toxic Land" broke the news about the rankings, which showed west Fresno as the riskiest place to live in all of California. San Joaquin Valley ZIP codes dominated the list.
This analysis looks at air, water, pesticides, poverty, language barriers and many other factors. The cumulative impact approach is gaining steam in science circles.
Posted by Mark Grossi on April 21, 2014
Federal scientists studied mercury contamination in 21 Western national parks for years and last week announced bad news for Yosemite National Park -- the worst-tainted fish in the entire study was in a lake not far from Tioga Road.
Posted by Mark Grossi on April 11, 2014
A half dozen representatives of government agencies gathered this week and touted California's newly minted "Drought Operations Plan" to survive the rest of this year on very little water and prepare for 2015.
Posted by Mark Grossi on April 10, 2014
Flowers are blooming, temperatures are spiking and ozone is returning in the San Joaquin Valley -- which breached the ozone threshold more than any other place in America last year.
Posted by Mark Grossi on April 7, 2014
Roderick Nash, considered America's foremost wilderness historian, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Skylight Room at Fresno City College. And it may be worth your time to hear him.
Posted by Mark Grossi on March 31, 2014
Cal Fire is adding staff this week to get ready for the wildfire season -- which, by the way, has been going strong since January. It's another indication of how dry California is this year.