Phillips 66 has agreed to pay a $230,900 penalty to settle air quality violations at its Rodeo refinery in 2008 and 2009, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials announced Monday.
The air in California’s Central Valley is so bad that even healthy people are urged to stay indoors. A haze of fine particles has cloaked the skies from Stockton to Bakersfield.
The Neptune Society’s plan to build a crematorium in East Oakland has raised concerns that an area already choked by poor air quality will have to contend with yet another source of pollution.
The EPA will hold a community meeting Tuesday night in Mountain View to talk about the discovery of toxins in the ground that were found in a neighborhood near Moffet Field.
Condors were reintroduced to the rugged coast of Big Sur in 1997. Now, researchers say the banned pesticide DDT has harmed the birds’ ability to reproduce in the wild.
A California environmental group claims that a Bay Area power plant is the second most polluting in the state according to a new study.
Chevron has agreed to pay the Bay Area Air Quality Management District $190,000 to settle air quality violations at its Richmond refinery prior to the fire there last August.
A bike-sharing pilot program is set to launch in the Bay Area starting in August with 700 bikes at docking stations in five cities.
A California bill that would have required manufacturers to figure out how to keep the most common plastic junk out of state waterways died in the state Assembly without a vote Friday.
Wildfires, high temperatures and light winds have caused air quality in Northern California to deteriorate and prompted Bay Area officials to declare Friday the first Spare the Air Day of the 2013 season.