Drought Emergency: Bay Area Outpacing Most Of State In Water ConservationAs the first major storm of the season begins its approach to the Bay Area, the region continues to outperform much of the state in terms of water conservation.
Coast Guard: Cargo Ship Dragging Anchor Likely Caused SoCal Oil SpillInvestigators believe a 1,200-foot cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude.
Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Placed On California's Endangered Species List, Gets Additional ProtectionsCalifornia has added the Pacific leatherback sea turtle to its endangered species list, guaranteeing more protections for a rapidly dwindling population.
Marin County to Hold Virtual Meeting on Rising Sea Levels in Stinson BeachMarin County is holding a virtual meeting next week to present the findings of a study on how the Stinson Beach community will have to adapt to rising sea levels in the coming years and decades.
San Jose Looks At Ending Downtown Parking Space Minimums Amid Anticipated Growth, BART ArrivalThe City of San Jose is in the final months of its nearly three-year long effort to study a proposal to eliminate the parking mandates for new real estate developments in downtown.
Air District Announces Settlement over Former Shell Refinery ViolationsThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Wednesday announced a settlement with Shell Oil Products US, which has agreed to pay $433,000 to settle violations at its former refinery in Martinez.
Red Flag Warning: Crews Stand By In Santa Cruz Mountains As Winds Whip UpAs winds whipped up in the wildfire-ravaged Santa Cruz Mountains during the Red Flag Warning on Monday, Cal Fire crews were standing by, not taking any chances.
What to Do When You Meet a Bear on Your Autumn Sierra HikeCalifornia's regional executive director for the National Wildlife Federation has important advice for anyone intending to visit bear country this fall.
'Outer Coast' Killer Whales Found in Monterey Bay Feast on Big Marine MammalsSwimming deep in Monterey Bay, a group of little-known "outer coast" transient killer whales that eat large sea mammals including gray whale calves has been found.