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An example of the work at a crematorium in Mass. Human ashes cool as crematory operator Joe Bancewicz prepares a retort, or cremation ovens, at Mount Auburn Cemetary February 21, 2002 in Watertown, MA. The cemetary has been performing cremations for 100 years and does about 900 per year. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Alleges East Oakland Air Too Polluted To Allow Crematorium

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.

12/12/2013

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Mountain View Residents Apprehensive Of EPA’s Ground Toxin Test Results

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.

11/12/2013

A California condor. (AP)

Big Sur Condors Hurt By Banned Pesticide DDT

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.

09/15/2013

Delta Energy Center, Pittsburg (Calpine)

New Study Claims Bay Area Power Plant Is 2nd Most Polluting In State

A California environmental group claims that a Bay Area power plant is the second most polluting in the state according to a new study.

09/10/2013

The Chevron Oil Refinery In Richmond. (AP Photo)

Chevron To Pay $190K For 19 Air Quality Violations Prior To August 2012 Fire

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.

07/31/2013

Tourists ride bicycles on a newly constructed bike path near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Bicycle Share To Launch Pilot In August With 700 Bikes

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.

06/26/2013

Plastic Bag

California Bill To Reduce Plastic Junk Dies In Committee

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.

05/24/2013

Firefighters battle a wildfire. (CBS)

Late Spare-The-Air Notice Issued As Wildfires Impact Air Quality

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.

05/03/2013

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Despite Improved Air Quality Statewide, Some East Bay Communities Can’t Breathe Easy

Despite a statewide report that says Californians are breathing cleaner air, some East Bay communities are still suffering from industry-related pollution levels.

04/18/2013

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Toxic Vapors Seeping Up From Underneath Google Buildings

One of Silicon Valley’s dirty secrets is coming back to haunt Google with toxic vapors.

02/22/2013

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