Nevada Researchers Trying To Turn Roadside Weed Into BiofuelScientists who've been cultivating gumweed on the University of Nevada campus think they are on the verge of producing diesel fuel, and perhaps someday jet fuel, from a sticky cousin of the sunflower that grows across much of Nevada's high desert.
Toxic Ocean Algae Events Could Get Worse; Conservation Group Warns Of Marine Mammal Die-OffsOfficials with the Center for Biological Diversity said toxic ocean conditions could become commonplace throughout the Northeast Pacific Ocean as the ocean becomes warmer.
13th Largest Wildfire In Modern California History Fully Contained A wildfire that burned for more than three months, becoming one of the largest blazes in state history, is finally contained.
Man-Made Levee Breach At Sears Point Creates New Tidal Marsh In Sonoma CountyA man-made breach in the Sears Point levee in southern Sonoma County Sunday allowed high-tide salt water from San Pablo Bay to begin filling a 1,000-acre tidal marsh basin.
Possible Pufferfish Found On Monterey Bay Beach Linked To El NiñoTwo pufferfish may have been spotted on a Monterey Bay beach, far north of their usual range of habitat, according to the Santa Cruz-based conservation group Save Our Shores.
California Orders 33 Oil Wells Shut For Dumping Waste Fluid Into Protected AquifersCalifornia is shutting down another 33 oilfield wells that state officials improperly permitted to inject into federally-protected water supplies.
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.
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