2 East Bay Lakes, Closed By Toxic Algae, ReopenedLake Temescal in Oakland has been closed to swimmers since June 26 and Quarry Lakes has been closed since Feb. 8.
Health Officials Warn of Blue-Green Algae – Hazardous To People, PetsNapa Valley health officials are urging people planning to go swimming or boating to avoid close contact with lakes and other bodies of water containing blue-green algae.
Air District Issues Nuisance Violations For Oil Sheen In San Pablo Bay Last YearThe Sept., 2017 incident prompted a shelter-in-place order, 1,430 odor complaints from the public and 100 hospital visits.
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.
Almost 1 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spilled Into San Francisco BayAn employee at San Jose's Alviso wastewater treatment plant accidentally released 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage into San Francisco Bay on Wednesday.
California Orders 33 Oil Wells Shut For Dumping Waste Fluid Into Protected AquifersCalifornia is shutting down another 33 oilfield wells that state officials improperly permitted to inject into federally-protected water supplies.
Coast Guard Contains Spill From Sunken Boat Leaking Diesel Fuel Into Oyster Cove In South CityThe United States Coast Guard is trying to locate and notify the owner of a boat found submerged and leaking diesel fuel in a South San Francisco marina early Saturday morning.
Central Valley Water District Strikes Deal With Feds Over Contaminated Irrigation ProjectA Central Valley water district that is the country’s largest says it has reached a deal with the federal government in a decades-long dispute over thousands of acres of contaminated land.
1 Hurt In 'Dramatic' San Jose Crash When Car Smashes Into Bridge, Lands In Penitencia CreekA car that went down a creek in San Jose Sunday morning has been removed from the scene and a person injured in the crash was taken to a trauma center.
Santa Cruz's Cowell Beach Ranks Top On 'Beach Bummer' Most Polluted ListA stretch of beach near the wharf in Santa Cruz has the dubious distinction of having the worst water quality on the West Coast, according to a new report.
New Tahoe Rules To Limit Discharges, Boost ClarityState and federal environmental regulators at Lake Tahoe are moving ahead with another new round of rules and strategies to protect the clarity of the mountain lake's famed azure waters.
Bay Area Beaches Get Clean Report Cards For 2012Bacteria levels at beaches all over the Bay Area have improved dramatically since last year, so beach goers can enjoy the shore without worry this summer, environmentalists said Thursday.