Eye On Earth: Battle Lines Set Over Proposal To Drill For Natural Gas in Suisun MarshA new proposal to drill for natural gas in the East Bay has environmentalists up in arms, and not just because it’s a polluting fossil fuel. It’s the location that has people really upset.
San Jose May Raise Illegal Dumping Fines To $10,000 Per Offense - 'A No-Nonsense Approach'A member of the San Jose City Council is calling for a sharp rise in illegal dumping fines to respond to a growing problem throughout the city.
Bay Area Air District Finds Oakland Foundry Emissions Pose Health RiskThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District ruled Monday that emissions from the AB&I Foundry in East Oakland pose an elevated health risk that require the company to take actions to reduce emissions.
EBMUD Requests Public Input For Water Supply Plan UpdateThe East Bay Municipal Utility District posted a request Wednesday for residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties to weigh in on updates to its water supply plan, which is updated every five years.
Study: Sediment, Tidal Marshes Are Key To Protecting Bay Area From Rising Sea LevelsScientists warn that sea level rise is a problem that cannot be ignored. But a new study says the secret to protecting the Bay Area may rest with something that is currently being thrown away.
State Lawmakers Vote Down Bill That Would Phase Out Fracking In CaliforniaA bill introduced earlier this year by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, that would phase out fracking for oil in California was voted down by a Senate commitee.
Scientists Report Decline in Giant Sea Turtles Sightings Off West CoastNearly 40 years ago, scientists documented stranded sea turtles on California's beaches and noticed that leatherbacks — massive sea turtles that date to the time of the dinosaurs — were among those washing up on shore.
Sonoma County DA Files Charges Against PG&E For Role In 2019 Kincaid FireThe Sonoma County District Attorney announced Tuesday that its office filed criminal charges against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for its role in causing the 2019 Kincade Fire.
Low Snowpack Levels Increase Concerns Over Potential California DroughtCalifornia’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted a snowpack survey Thursday that found it was down almost 20% from the annual average, leading to concerns over a possible drought
San Francisco Experiences 2nd Driest Two-Year Period In 170 Years, Forecasters SayJust 20.46 inches of rain fell over the two rainfall seasons from 2019-21, second only to the 1975-77 period when just 18.53 inches fell.
Monterey Wildlife Workers Release Orphaned Bobcat Cubs Back Into WildWildlife workers released two orphaned bobcat cubs into the wild this week, after they were found last summer in the Jacks Peak Park area and spent the last eight months at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley.
Dozens Cited, Arrests Made, 50+ Vehicles Recovered In East Oakland Illegal Dumping CrackdownDozens of citations were issued, three people were arrested and more than 50 vehicles were taken off the streets of East Oakland following an illegal dumping crackdown over the weekend.
Bizarre Bear Behavior in Northern California Linked to Brain Disease, Source UnknownThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife started studying overly-friendly bears in 2014. Necropsies showed the animals had encephalitis but there’s no telling yet how they’re getting it.
Berkeley City Council Unanimously Approves Elimination of Single Family ZoningThe Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to start removing single-family zoning from the city and update the city’s general plan.
Coastside Cleanup Group Says Pandemic PPE Is Choking BeachesMasks and gloves may be saving lives on land but they're also bringing death to wildlife in and around our oceans.