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.
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.
Tomales Bay Oyster Company Fights To Stay OpenIt's been almost a year since the Drake's Bay Oyster Company had to close down, after a long legal fight. Now, the Tomales Bay Oyster Company is battling to stay open.
Study Finds Plastic Ending Up In The Guts Of Some California FishIf you're in the market for fresh fish, there's a chance it didn't eat the healthiest dinner.
Tech Developer Gets OK From Appeals Court To Build Big House On Berkeley HillsideA plan by technology developer Mitchell Kapor to build a 6,478-square-foot house with a 10-car garage on a Berkeley hillside has moved a step closer to fruition as a result of a favorable state appeals court ruling.
SF Bay Microplastic Pollution Surpasses Great Lakes, Chesapeake BayAlarmingly high levels of pollution from tiny pieces of plastic are contaminating the San Francisco Bay, according to a new study.
Growing Number Of Dead Birds Show Up On Bay Area BeachesBirds known as murres are dying in record numbers, with many dead birds ending up on Bay Area beaches. Experts said warmer oceans are behind the die-off.
Gov. Brown, Democrats Change Climate Proposal, Remove Mandate To Cut Oil Use By 50%Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats announced Wednesday that they are scaling back their ambitious proposal to address climate change amid ongoing opposition from the oil industry and some lawmakers.
Fairfield Bird Rescue Treats Growing Number Of Sick Seabirds, Warmer Oceans May Be To BlameIt's dinnertime at International Bird Rescue in Fairfield. The feather-friendly facility is packed with murres, birds who live their whole lives in the ocean and are rarely seen by humans.
Study: Up To 90% Of Seabirds Have Plastic In Their GutsNine out of 10 seabirds have plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. In 1960, the estimate was only 5% of individual seabirds. Now, researchers predict by the year 2050, the number will be 99 percent.
Men Arrested After 800 Pot Plants Found, Threatened To Empty Streams In Mendocino CountyFour out-of-state residents are suspected of cultivating and possessing pot for sale in a rural area of Mendocino County after investigators found 800 marijuana plants and a hash oil lab.