A proposed $60.4 billion federal disaster aid package includes money for marine debris removal. But it’s not clear how much might go toward clearing West Coast beaches of debris from the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was in Fresno Saturday night at a fundraising dinner. Earlier, he made two stops in the San Francisco Bay area.
Bay Area sky watchers are in for a rare treat this weekend. After almost two decades, a “ring of fire” eclipse will be visible in the continental United States.
A spike in radioactive sulfur from an earthquake-damaged Japanese nuclear plant was detected in California in late March, but researchers have determined that it posed no threat to health.
U.S. officials say a 7.4-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan Thursday was not expected to create a tsunami threat in Hawaii or the West Coast.
Wind patterns will bring a radioactive plume from the crippled Japanese nuclear reactors to the Aleutian Islands by Thursday and to the West Coast by Friday, according to projections.