Chemicals

Raw chicken. (CBS)

Chlorine In U.S. Processed Chicken Holding Up Trade Deal With Europe

It’s called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or T-TIP for short. The ambitious trade and investment agreement is now getting hammered out between the U.S. and the European Union. But it’s hit a massive stumbling block – over how Americans process a favorite food: chicken.

11/08/2014

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

Beagles Rescued From Labs In Bay Area, Nation After Being Used For Chemical Testing

It’s biotech’s dirty little secret: We discovered at least four companies in the Bay Area are testing everything from medicine to chemical products on dogs. Most won’t survive. But for the ones that do, there is a chance at a new life.

11/04/2014

Marijuana

2 Arrested Following Illegal Pot Grow Operation Bust Near Historic Santa Cruz Waterway

Two male suspects were arrested and 180 marijuana plants were removed last Tuesday from private property following the discovery of a marijuana cultivation site in a Santa Cruz county waterway.

07/22/2014

water, drinking, tap, flouride,

Healdsburg Residents Concerned With Fluoridated Water Seek Ballot Measure

Healdsburg is the only city in Sonoma County that has fluoride in its water, but a growing chorus of people are saying that they should get rid of it.

06/02/2014

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FDA Loophole May Be Allowing Unsafe Chemicals In Your Food

A loophole in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulations may be allowing unsafe chemicals in your food, according to the findings of one environmental organization.

04/07/2014

A blotter paper containing DOC (4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine) (US DOJ)

Parents Warned After Mountain View Student Overdoses On New Psychedelic Street Drug

Parents of students at a South Bay high school have been warned about a newly-discovered psychedelic drug after one student overdosed on it and was hospitalized this week.

03/12/2014

(AP)

State Wants Central Valley Hazardous Waste Dump Expanded

California officials are recommending allowing a major expansion of the largest hazardous waste dump in the western United States, even though some residents blame the dump for birth defects.

07/02/2013

(CBS)

California EPA Proposes Further Protections For Chemical Products Consumers

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced new proposals to reform a decades-old public health law that helped inform consumers about chemicals used in consumer products.

05/08/2013

An explosion occurred inside this apartment on the UC Davis campus. (CBS)

Researcher Injured In Explosion On UC Davis Campus

Officials at the University of California, Davis say a junior researcher has been injured in a small explosion at an apartment on campus, and police have found chemicals inside the building.

01/17/2013

Levi Strauss jeans hanging on display at a Levi's store (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Levi’s To Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals After Greenpeace Protest

San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. has committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing of its products by 2020 following a Greenpeace-organized protest at its headquarters Wednesday morning.

12/13/2012

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