Valero's Benicia Refinery Spewed Alarming Amount Of Chemicals During Power OutageAn alarming amount of chemicals spewed into the air from Benicia's Valero refinery during two weeks of flaring that followed a power outage in May 2017.
Google Provides Public With Free Monitoring Of Neighborhood PollutionGoogle is testing sensors on some its streetview cars to try and pinpoint sources of pollution. And the data is available to anyone.
Oakland Waterways Are Carrying Too Much Garbage Into San Francisco BayThere’s a trash problem in Oakland that's so bad, it's polluting the San Francisco Bay. Now, Oakland may have to pay the price.
State, Federal Agencies Respond To Sunken Barge Leaking Fuel Into BayDivers Saturday checked to see whether fuel was leaking again from a barge that capsized early Friday morning in San Francisco Bay south of the Bay Bridge.
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.