Strong Rip Currents Possible At Bay Area Beaches This WeekendThe National Weather Service on Friday warned that Bay Area beaches could see strong rip currents this weekend, making the waters riskier than usual for swimmers.
California To Phase Out Microbeads In Health, Beauty ProductsGov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California to phase out the use of microscopic exfoliating beads in personal care products sold in the state starting in 2020 to protect fish and wildlife.
Drone Crashes In Sunnyvale Field, Starts 1-Acre Grass FireA drone caused a grass fire that burned an acre of grass Sunday morning at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, a department of public safety spokesman said Wednesday.
Gov. Brown Signs Aggressive Climate Change LawCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious bill on Wednesday to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030.
Whale Found Washed Ashore In Fremont Was Struck By ShipA juvenile gray whale found washed ashore near the Alameda Creek Trail in Fremont’s Coyote Hills Regional Park in September was apparently struck by a ship, according to necropsy results released by the Marine Mammal Center Tuesday.
Governor Jerry Brown Helps Close Loophole In California's Ivory BanGov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to close a loophole in the state's ban on importing, buying or selling elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns.
Discovery Of Oriental Fruit Flies In Santa Clara County Prompts 8-Week Eradication EffortThe third discovery of oriental fruit flies in Santa Clara County this year has prompted a treatment in San Jose and Monte Sereno that will last for eight weeks.
100-Year-Old San Jose Native, Former Congressman Don Edwards Dies In CarmelFormer U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of 100.
Appeals Court Upholds Environmental Study Of Artificial Turf At Golden Gate Soccer FieldsA state appeals court in San Francisco has rejected a Sierra Club challenge to an environmental study of new artificial-turf soccer fields now being constructed at the western end of Golden Gate Park.
California To Conduct Its Own Probe Into Volkswagen Diesel EmissionsCalifornia is dropping out of a multistate investigation to conduct its own probe into Volkswagen’s admission that it rigged diesel emissions technology to pass U.S. smog tests.
Ocean Changes Lead To Stellar Whale Watching On Monterey BayChanges in the ocean are making for some incredible sights closer to shore than ever before. Whale watching in the Monterey Bay recently has been nothing short of epic.
Efforts To Fight Wildfires In California May Be Making Future Fires WorseThe effort to fight wildfires in California may be making future wildfires even worse, according to a new report.