California Becomes First State to Mandate Zero-Emission Bus FleetCalifornia moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road.
Idaho Test Reactor Deemed Pivotal to U.S. Nuclear Power StrategyA nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with a safer generation of power plants.
Embattled Interior Secretary Zinke Resigns, Citing 'Vicious' AttacksInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end, President Trump said Saturday.
Smoke from San Joaquin Valley Prompts Spare the Air Alert for Bay AreaThe alert bans burning in fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits and other wood-burning devices.
PG&E Seeks Rate Increases; Average Monthly Bills Would Rise Over $10 Pacific Gas & Electric Company is seeking permission from the California Public Utilities Commission to increase its customers' electricity and gas bills.
Insurance Claims At $9 Billion From California FiresInsurance claims from last month's California wildfires, including the Camp Fire in Butte County, already are at $9 billion and expected to increase.
Tsunami Carries Exotic Japanese Fish Across Pacific To MontereyScuba divers in Monterey Bay have made a surprising discovery: an exotic warm water fish, native to the coast of Japan, surviving in the chilly waters.
Protesters At SF Federal Building Call On Pelosi To Support 'Green New Deal'Protesters were blocking entrances to the Federal Building in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon to pressure House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to support a Select Committee on a Green New Deal.
Catch Limits Increase For Key West Coast Groundfish SpeciesFederal officials said Tuesday they are increasing catch limits for several species of West Coast groundfish that were severely depleted more than a dozen years ago in a crisis that posed a threat to the commercial and sports fishing industries.
Oldest Known Wild Seabird Lays Egg on Pacific IslandA Laysan albatross named Wisdom, the world's oldest known wild seabird, has laid another egg on Midway Atoll in the Pacific. Biologists believe Wisdom is at least 68 years old.
Earth Day Eco-Activities Planned Across The Bay Area All Day SundayEnvironmentally conscious Bay Area residents can walk their talk Sunday in a variety of events held all over the area for Earth Day.
Thousands In SF Join Nationwide March For Science On Earth DayTens of thousands hit the streets of San Francisco Saturday to march for science.
Bay Area Landmark Gets Green Facelift For Earth DayThe iconic “C&H Pure Cane Sugar” sign was erected in 1956 and is a landmark known throughout the Bay Area.
Cast of ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Saves Bay Area Wildlife From ExtinctionAlong with a group of volunteers, the movie's cast helped rescue Bay Area wildlife...
Global Warming Climate Data Shows Polar Vortex, Pacific Heat In 4th Warmest Year On RecordNew climate data tracks the depth of the Polar Vortex that plunged the eastern and central U.S. into bitter cold, and the balmy Bay Area conditions.