South Bay Surfer Helping To Clean Up Beaches In Half Moon Bay, South AfricaBillions of pounds of plastic and other pollutants end up in the ocean every year. This week's Jefferson Award winner is a San Mateo County woman who has been rounding up her small coastal community to help clean it up.
California Drought: South Bay Water Officials Vote For Rate Hike To Pay For Infrastructure, Conservation ProjectsSouth Bay water officials on Tuesday voted unanimously to greenlight a series of rate hikes to pay for water projects in the region and begin preliminary studies on the contentious Pacheco Dam Project.
Conservationists, San Francisco Family Reach Deal to Preserve Redwood Forest in Mendocino CountySave the Redwoods League paid $24.7 million to buy a conservation easement over the sweeping Mailliard Ranch, located about 80 miles north of San Francisco in Mendocino County.
Newsom Launches Land, Water Conservation Initiative To Fight Climate Change, Restore BiodiversityBuilding on a series of actions to combat climate change, Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced an executive order to preserve 30 percent of the state's land and coastal waters by 2030 as part of an international effort to expand and restore the planet's biodiversity.
Flex Alert Goes Into Effect Amid Hot Temperatures; Cal ISO Encourages Energy ConservationThe latest Flex Alert went into effect Thursday afternoon as the California Independent System Operator anticipates high energy demand as the Bay Area faces the latest round of extremely hot weather.
Beyond the Beach: California Coastal Cleanup Expands Statewide Through SeptemberCalifornia's Coastal Cleanup Day is going to look different this year. For starters, the "day" will last through the month of September.
Western States Senators Coax Trump's Support for Historic Public Lands LegislationLawmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $2 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks.
Plan to Demolish 4 Hydroelectric Dams on Klamath River Stirs Debate Over Coveted West WaterPlans to demolish four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath's lower reaches -- the largest such demolition project in U.S. history -- have placed the competing interests of Indian tribes, farmers, homeowners and conservationists in stark relief.
Tahoe Resorts Reach Gondola Deal to Preserve Sierra Frog HabitatSquaw Valley/Alpine Meadows agreed to permanently protect 27 acres of habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and contribute about $500,000 over the next decade toward land purchases and other protection efforts
Lake Tahoe Installing 250 Receptacles to Better Banish Butt LitterA conservation group at Lake Tahoe along and several water suppliers plan to start distributing 250 cigarette butt collection canisters around the lake this summer.
State Agency Tasked With Protecting San Francisco Bay Causes Ongoing HarmThe state agency tasked with protecting the San Francisco Bay is being accused of doing the exact opposite in a new report.
Tule Elk Make Remarkable Comeback In South San Jose HillsWildlife is making an amazing comeback in the hills above Silicon Valley, but hardly anyone is noticing.
Tahoe Conservation District Acquires Land on Upper Truckee RiverA California conservation district has acquired a swath of privately-owned land along the Upper Truckee River as part of the effort to restore an altered watershed harming Lake Tahoe's clarity.
Antioch Gets $10 Million Grant To Construct New Water Desalination PlantCalifornia could be on its way to a having new water desalination plant in the city of Antioch.
Pristine Sierra 'Secret Garden' Near Truckee Opens After A CenturyA wild meadow near Truckee, hidden from public view for more than a century, will soon be open to tours.