Possible Haz-Mat Spill Prompts Temporary Evacuation Of 20 Danville HomesAfter confirming that the material had not been exposed to the environment, fire crews deemed the area safe and the evacuation order was lifted.
Residents Speak Out Against Proposed Cement Factory In VallejoA new cement factory promises to bring dozens of jobs to a Bay Area community plagued by blight. But some neighbors are saying, "not so fast."
Face Masks Popular For Air Pollution Protection May Not Be EffectiveSome of the face masks that people all over the world, particularly in Asia, wear to protect themselves from air pollution may not be so effective.
Wildfire 'Smoke Waves' Pose Future Bay Area Health ThreatIn the coming decades, residents of three Bay Area counties are at the highest risk of exposure to dangerous levels of pollution from wildfires.
Wildfire Smoke Prompts 5th Straight Spare The Air Alert For FridayA fifth consecutive Spare the Air alert has been issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Friday because of continued unhealthy levels of ozone expected in the region.
Jet Exhaust Pollution Prompts Push For Airplane Population ControlThe Environmental Protection Agency has declared that jet engine exhaust is a danger to public health by contributing to climate change.
Monterey Wildfire Smoke Prompts Spare The Air Alert TuesdayThe 10th Spare the Air alert of the summer season has been declared for Tuesday in the Bay Area because of unhealthy ozone accumulation, regional air quality officials said.
Three Local Beaches Among State's Most PollutedThree Northern California beaches have been ranked among the most polluted in the state with a Santa Clara beach topping the list, an environmental group reported Thursday.
Ocean Chemistry Rapidly Altered By Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Experts FindGlobal carbon dioxide emissions are rapidly altering ocean chemistry along the West Coast and urgent regional action is needed, a panel of ocean scientists said in a report released Monday.
As China Issues Red Alert Over Smog, Scientists Monitoring Levels Reaching Bay AreaAs China issued its first ever red health alert due to severe smog, scientists are studying just how much of that pollution makes its way across the Pacific for us to breathe in the Bay Area.
Fear At The Tap: Uranium Contaminates Water In The Central Valley, West In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water.
California Demands Fixes For 16,000 More VW CarsCalifornia air quality regulators are demanding fixes for up to 16,000 additional Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesels as the Volkswagen Group emissions scandal widens.