New Law Bans Smoking at California State Beaches and ParksCalifornia will ban smoking on state parks and beaches starting next year under legislation signed by the governor. The law also bans disposing cigar and cigarette waste at parks and beaches.
As Climate Warms, Expect More Blackouts to Forestall WildfiresExpect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer, scientists say.
Backup Generators Raise Concerns Over Air Pollution During Power ShutoffsPower shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution.
Feds Ask to Move Challenge to Trump Offshore Drilling Policy Out of CaliforniaThe federal government wants a challenge to Trump administration rules for offshore drilling to be moved from federal court in San Francisco to New Orleans or Washington.
San Francisco Supes Approve Law Requiring EV Charging Stations In Parking Lots, GaragesSan Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation to require some city parking lots and garages to provide charging stations for electric vehicles.
18th Spare the Air Alert of 2019 Issued for SundayA short hot spell in the forecast, combined with car exhaust, has prompted air district officials to issue a Spare the Air alert for smog on Sunday.
Trump Administration Opens Public Land in California to Oil, Gas DrillingThe federal government has opened 725,000 acres in Central California to oil and gas drilling on land that has been off-limits since 2013.
Tesla 3Q Delivery Numbers Fall Short Of Elon Musk's 100,000 TargetTesla's delivery numbers fell short of the 100,000 cars CEO Elon Musk hoped to deliver for the three months ending in September.
EPA Issues Violation Notice To San Francisco Over Needles, Human WasteThe Trump administration ratcheted up its feud with California on Wednesday as the Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice accusing San Francisco of violating the federal Clean Water Act.
PG&E Insists Above-Ground Gas Pipeline In Briones Regional Park Is SafePG&E claims an above-ground gas pipeline running through a park near Lafayette is safe, but some old emails from the company surfaced that have neighbors wondering if the utility can be trusted.
New Study Shows Source Of Micro Plastics That End Up In San Francisco BayAccording to scientists, trillions of pieces of micro plastic end up in San Francisco Bay every year, and some of those pollutants could be coming from your car.