Offshore Drilling Being Permanently Banned Along New Stretch Of Northern California CoastIn a dramatic move by the White House, offshore oil drilling is being permanently banned along a new stretch of the Northern California coast.
9-Mile Oil Slick Coats Scenic Central California Coast After Pipeline Spill Near Santa BarbaraOil floating off the California coast after a spill from a broken pipe now stretches about 9 miles.
Sick Sea Lion Pups Inundating Bay Area's Marine Mammal CenterThe Marine Mammal Center is seeing so many sick and malnourished sea lions that they are quickly running out of space to treat them.
Abalone Deaths Along Sonoma County Coastline Blamed On Microscopic Sea CreatureThe death of tens of thousands of abalone along the Bay Area’s coastline is being blamed on a microscopic sea creature.
Legal Battle Begins Over Access To Martins Beach Near Half Moon BayCourt proceedings began in Redwood City in a case that pits surfers and environmentalists against a multi-billionaire property owner who has closed off access to Martins Beach along the San Mateo Coastline.
Strict New California Coast Sewage Rules Enacted For Cruise ShipsThe Environmental Protection Agency Thursday signed a rule that bans cruise ships and other large vessels from dumping sewage within three miles of California's coastline. Federal officials estimate this will cut down on 90 percent of the sewage that could previously be discharged legally.