Online encyclopedia Wikipedia now has a serious competitor: Knol, launched this week by Google. Wikipedia has about 9 million articles in more than 200 languages and is among the most visited websites in the world.
A new set of rules forcing every new building project to be based on energy-efficiency and water consumption has been adopted by California. It is the first code of its kind to be deployed on a statewide basis in the United States.
More than 300 fires blazed across the state of California, "unprecedented in size and number". Australia, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand will send help to tackle the wildfires, which have killed one and scorched a record amount of land.
Firefighters were hard at work Saturday trying to put out more than 330 wildfires still blazing throughout California. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said more resources were needed to fight a fire season that now lasts all year round.
A state of emergency was declared in California as thousands of firemen battled to contain more than 1,000 wildfires.California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had urged for more federal aid to save lives.
The Dervaes where among the first in California to produce their own biodiesel from a recipe containing methanol, lye and used vegetable oil from restaurants. Their cheap, eco-friendly fuel beats ever rising fuel prices. (Report: G. Fenwick)
As gays line up to be married in California, many recognise that their marriage is more symbolic than practical. The US federal government does not recognise gay marriage thus preventing couples from many legal benefits.
This week in California hundreds of gay and lesbian couples tied the knot. But gay marriage will be put to a state referendum in November. Should France allow full marriage for gays, following California's lead?