Sonoma State Receives $1M Grant To Study California Wildfires, Forest HealthSonoma State University has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effect of wildfires on forest health in California and to create virtual educational activities.
Yosemite Rolls Out Winter Lottery for Summer Camping at Popular SiteYosemite National Park is so popular during peak summer season that it's now testing a pilot program for campers: A winter lottery in which winners get a chance to make early reservations.
A's Stadium Environmental Impact Report Clears Oakland Planning Commission, City Council NextFollowing a recommendation by the Oakland Planning Commission on Wednesday evening, the City Council will consider whether to certify an environmental report for a new Oakland A's ballpark in the city.
California Water Districts To Get More Supply Than Planned After Wet Winter StormsLast month's wet winter storms led California officials on Thursday to announce they'll release more water than initially planned from state storage to local agencies that provide water for 27 million people and vast swaths of farmland.
Marin Water Officials May Lift Penalties For Too Much Usage After Wet Start To Rainy SeasonWater officials are considering lifting penalties for residents who use too much water, now that supply is looking much better for many parts of the Bay Area.
Feds Announce $50B Plan To Fight Western Wildfires Where Forests Meet CivilizationThe Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” where nature and neighborhoods collide.
Caltrans Predicts Highway 37 To Be Permanently Flooded by Mid-Century; Seeks Solutions For Vital CorridorWith San Francisco Bay Area sea levels expected to rise two to five feet by the end of the century, it's predicted that most of state Route 37 will likely become permanently inundated by the mid-century or as soon as 2040, according to the California Department of Transportation, thus cutting off a major regional transportation route.
Salmon Returning To Bay Area Waterways Following Record RainsHundreds of salmon are returning to Bay Area streams for the first time in years, all thanks to the region's record-high levels of rain in October.
Sunnyvale Looks To Fight Off Crow Invasion In Downtown With Lasers; Plan Faces PushbackThe City of Sunnyvale is set to launch a pilot program by the end of January that will use green laser pointers to discourage crows from gathering by the hundreds in the downtown area.
Small Crew With Army Corps Of Engineers Helps Keep Bay Clean And SafeA small group with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is on a mission to keep the Bay safe, which sometimes involves highly-specialized operations with the U.S. Coast Guard.
New Queueing Process For Vessels At Port Of Oakland Aims To Improve Air Quality, SafetyBetter Bay Area air quality and greater safety are the aims of a new voluntary queuing system for container vessels calling on the Port of Oakland, according to three shipping groups.
Actor-Comedian Bob Saget, Star of 'Full House,' Dead at 65Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” has died
Record December Rains Draw Spawning Salmon to Marin County CreeksIn July, Marin County creeks were almost bone dry. Now there's so much water running through them that salmon are spawning like no one has seen for decades.
California Senate Bill Proposes Clean Energy Solutions To Keep Lights On During OutagesCalifornia residents should be able to keep their lights on during disaster-driven power outages without having to rely on carbon-emitting generators, state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, said in his new piece of climate legislation titled the Community Energy Resilience Act.
UPDATE: Cal Fire Investigators Find PG&E Power Lines Started Dixie FireCal Fire officials on Tuesday announced that the agency's investigators have determined that the massive Dixie Fire was caused by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines.