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Water flows toward the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from San Pablo Bay (CBS)

Richmond Superfund Site Remains Contaminated Despite EPA Cleanup

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.


Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Scientist Calls State’s Greenhouse Emission Ambitions ‘Attainable’

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.


Trash in Coyote Creek

Program To Clean San Jose Creek Will Employ Homeless

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.


new fuel economy stickers

EPA Explains New Fuel Economy Stickers In Palo Alto

The EPA is unveiling new fuel economy stickers for cars aimed at helping consumers compare the fuel efficiency of the vehicles.



Court Rejects Challenge To California’s Clean Air Rules

A federal appeals court rejected a legal challenge Friday that sought to bar implementation of a California regulation meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by forcing automakers to make and sell less polluting cars in the state.

CBS San Francisco–04/29/2011

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Low Levels Of Radiation Found In Bay Area Milk, Water

Federal health officials are monitoring milk, tap water and precipitation after finding small amounts in Spokane, Washington.


California Lawsuit Generic (AP)

Toxic Flea Collar Lawsuit Filed Referencing California’s Prop 65

The suit has been filed against the Environmental Protection Agency to require toxic labeling on flea collars that contain a chemical linked to cancer.


A California condor. (AP)

Environmental Group Sues Gov’t Over Pesticide Poisonings

Environmentalists are accusing the federal government of failing to prevent the pesticide poisonings of California condors and more than 200 other endangered and threatened species.

CBS San Francisco–01/21/2011

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) talks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) while touring the Stion production facility on October 25, 2010 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Boxer, Feinstein Ask EPA To Set Chromium 6 Standards In Water

Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to protect the public from cancer-causing hexavalent chromium following a report that found the compound in the tap water of 31 cities across the country.

KPIX 5–12/21/2010

Solar Panels (AP)

San Francisco Awarded For Green Power Initiatives

San Francisco has been awarded a 2010 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency for the measures taken to generate clean energy for itself, according to an announcement by Mayor Gavin Newsom.

CBS San Francisco–10/25/2010