Small Winery Operators Fear New California Wastewater Rules Will Cork ProfitsCalifornia regulators have approved a new set of statewide rules for wastewater discharged from wineries and some smaller operators in the North Bay are saying the new requirements could put them out of business.
Ammonia Spill Reported At Kellogg's Facility In San Jose; Nearby Residents Told To Shelter In PlaceFirefighters responded to a reported ammonia spill at a San Jose facility operated by food manufacturer Kellogg's on Friday evening.
PG&E Tests New Wildfire-Detection Power Line Tech In CalistogaPacific Gas & Electric has chosen the Wine Country community of Calistoga to test cutting-edge wildfire prevention technology from around the world, in hopes to make their system safer.
Berkeley Council Considers Banning Most Gas, Diesel Car Sales By 2027Looking to cut greenhouse gas emissions, leaders in Berkeley are seeking to sharply reduce the number of gas and diesel vehicles sold in the city.
Crab Season: First Dungeness Crabs Of 2021 Arrive In San Francisco After Season DelayedCrab season has officially started after a two month delay, with the first catch started arriving into Pier 45 in San Francisco on Wednesday night.
Wildfires Produced Up To Half Of Pollution In Western U.S. In Recent Years, Stanford / UC Study FindsWildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes.
2020 Sets Record With 22 Separate Billion-Dollar Climate, Weather Disasters in U.S.An astonishing 22 separate weather and climate disasters costing over $1 billion each occurred in the U.S. in 2020. Western wildfires accounted for a total of $16.5 billion in damage.
Environmental Groups Sue Richmond Over Approval Of Campus Bay ProjectA group of Bay Area environmental and community organizations has sued the city of Richmond, claiming last month's approval of the mixed-use Campus Bay Project violates state environmental quality standards and ignores science on rising sea levels.
Trump Vetoes California Driftnet Fishing Bill Co-Sponsored by Sen. FeinsteinPresident Trump has vetoed a bill that would have gradually ended the use of large-mesh drift gill nets used exclusively in federal waters off the coast of California.
South City Company Grows Greens Indoors to Counter Farm Land LossesA company called Plenty in South San Francisco is proving the value of low-water, controlled cultivation of leafy greens.
Santa Cruz Mountains Residents Wary as Storms Drench Slide-Prone Burn ScarsWith rain systems again cycling through Northern California, attention is turning back to the scene of the fires that raged in August.
Newly-Identified Dwarf Snake Species Named for California Academy of Sciences ResearcherThree snake specimens are the only known members of a new snake genus, called Levitonius, and a new snake species (Levitonius mirus) named for Alan Leviton, a researcher at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Bay Area Air Quality District Discourages Wood Burning Over Christmas, Stops Short Of BanThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking the region's residents to not burn wood during the Christmas holiday but is not issuing Spare the Air alerts that would ban it.
Pacifica Crews Making Emergency Repairs To Seawall, PierEmergency repairs were being made to the seawall and pier in Pacifica, city officials said Tuesday.
Winter Spare The Air Alert, Wood Burning Ban Extended Into TuesdayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended its Winter Spare the Air Alert into and wood burning ban into Tuesday, with unhealthy air quality expected to continue.