A half-century after California officials found that large amounts of the pesticide DDT were discharged into a San Francisco Bay canal, the chemical is still poisoning fish and posing a threat to human health.
The 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.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is in the Bay Area Thursday and planned to tour an electric vehicle company. It’s an industry that has really benefited from the auto-bailout and the stimulus package because a big chunk of that money went to making batteries for electric cars.
Columbus Manufacturing also agreed to spend $6 million to upgrade its refrigeration system following two ammonia leaks in 2009.
The EPA’s head of water paid a visit to the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park in the Bayview District and is seeing the potential for green jobs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a company that shreds and recycles scrap metal to stop discharging a rash of toxic pollutants into the San Francisco Bay.
Fish at 2 waterways in Richmond’s Inner Harbor have shown steadily higher levels of pesticide contamination despite the clean-up of an adjacent Superfund site more than 16 years ago.
A co-author of a study on reducing California’s level of greenhouse emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020 says it’s ambitious, but attainable.
A new program meant to help clean San Jose’s polluted Coyote Creek by eliminating trash from homeless encampments and other sources would employ some homeless people and help them find housing.
The EPA is unveiling new fuel economy stickers for cars aimed at helping consumers compare the fuel efficiency of the vehicles.