9th Circuit Court Overturns EPA Approval Of Dicamba HerbicideA federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of the use of dicamba, a weed killer used on millions of acres of soybean and cotton crops.
California Joins 22 States Suing Trump Administration Over Vehicle Emissions, Fuel StandardsCalifornia and 22 other states sued the administration of President Donald Trump on Wednesday to challenge new, less strict standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.
9th Circuit Court Revives Lawsuits By California Cities Against Oil CompaniesA federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday gave a new lease on life to lawsuits in which eight California cities and counties are seeking to have oil companies pay millions or billions of dollars for sea walls and other protections from rising seas.
Soaring Temps Prompt Spare The Air Alert For TuesdayThe district's Spare the Air Alert for Monday was the first of 2020 and Tuesday's air quality isn't going to be any better.
First 2020 Bay Area Spare the Air Alert Issued for MondayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued the first Spare the Air Alert of the year for Monday as light winds, high temperatures and vehicle exhaust combine to make air quality unhealthy.
Gray Whale Washes Up On Beach In Santa CruzA gray whale washed up on the beach in Santa Cruz on Wednesday, according to officials.
University Of California Completes Fossil Fuel Divestment From $126B PortfolioUC becomes the largest educational system in the nation to shed such assets in favor of renewable energy such as solar and wind power.
Study: COVID-19 Lockdowns Sends Emissions Down 17%, But Change May Be TemporaryAs predicted, carbon dioxide emissions have declined during the Covid-19 pandemic. But if past crises are any indication, the environmental gains may be short-lived.
Google Backs Off On Building AI Tools For Oil And Gas ExtractionGoogle says it will no longer build custom artificial intelligence tools for speeding up oil and gas extraction.
Fire Season Begins In Monterey, San Benito CountiesCal Fire has declared that fire season has started in Monterey and San Benito counties effective 8 a.m. Monday.
Alameda County Reopening: 'Social Bubbles' Allowed; Outdoor Dining, Religious Services Still RestrictedStarting Monday, Alameda County residents can gather in “social bubbles,” and childcare providers and some businesses can resume operations under certain conditions, health officials announced this week.
VIDEO: Alameda Police Release Body Cam Footage Of Black Man's Arrest For Dancing In StreetA video showing Alameda police officers arresting an African American man who had been exercising in the street has gone viral and has prompted a response from city officials.
Santa Clara County Reopening: Businesses Still Face Challenges As More Restrictions Are LiftedIn-store retail and outdoor dining is now allowed in Santa Clara County, but many business owners said Friday that it is far from business as usual for them.
Santa Clara County Schools Superintendent Says More PPE Needed To Reopen CampusesSanta Clara County Superintendent of Schools Mary Ann Dewan said Friday that school staff and faculty still do not have the required amount of personal protective equipment necessary to reopen campuses to students.
San Jose Mayor Proposes Changes In Police Use-Of-Force Policy For Large ProtestsThousands of Black Lives Matter protesters rallied outside San Jose City Hall Friday and later marched peacefully to police headquarters to demand accountability from officers in their handling of demonstrators, a plea echoed by Mayor Sam Liccardo.