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.
Grass Valley Animal Sanctuary Rescues 1,000 Chickens Set to Be Euthanized in IowaA Northern California farm animal sanctuary is spending thousands of dollars to send two cargo planes to Iowa to rescue 1,000 chickens that were going to be euthanized at a struggling egg farm.
Deadly Rabbit Disease Found In California For 1st Time; Does Not Affect HumansA highly contagious and deadly rabbit disease has been found in California for the first time, the state Fish and Wildlife Department said.
Megadrought 'Unprecedented in Human History' Likely the New Normal Across the WestUsing tree ring evidence going back 1,200 years, scientists researching previous megadroughts, some lasting up to 40 years, say recent dry spells in the West appear to be following a similar longterm pattern.