California Recycling Director to Resign in DecemberScott Smithline announced Friday that he’ll leave his post with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery at the end of December.
Environmental Coalition Targets Illegal Pot Farms on California Public LandIn the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at a site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer in September.
SJ Plan To Preserve Coyote Valley Is A Boon For Environmentalists But A Bust For DevelopersSan Jose has reached an agreement with environmental groups to preserve 937 acres in the Coyote Valley from development, but landowners are skeptical.
Wine Country Growers Boost Research to Combat Climate ChangeHarvest season has begun in the Napa Valley but the $160 billion wine industry could dry up if something isn't done to combat a changing climate.
Governor Signs S.F. Lawmaker's Urgency Funding Bill for Recycling CentersGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a San Francisco assemblyman's urgency measure providing funding to bolster the dwindling presence of recycling centers in California. The bill takes effect immediately.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pep Boys Agrees To Pay $3.7M To Settle Hazardous Waste SuitAutomotive after market retail and service chain Pep Boys has agreed to pay $3.7 million to resolve allegations that it violated California laws by illegally disposing of automotive fluids and other waste.
Gov. Newsom Vetoes Bill That Countered Trump Rollbacks of State Environment LawsCalifornia governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill aimed at helping the state fight Trump administration rollbacks of environmental laws.
EPA: San Francisco's 'Homeless Crisis' Impacting Water QualityFederal environmental officials fired another salvo Thursday in their growing dispute with California, sending a warning letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, claiming the homeless crisis in San Francisco and Los Angeles was impacting the state's water quality.
CoCo County Supes Approve Ban On Polystyrene Food, Beverage Containers, Effective In 2020An ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene food and beverage containers by vendors in unincorporated Contra Costa County will go into effect May 1, 2020, following a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors.
EPA, California Officials Exchange Legal Blows; State's Highway Funds ThreatenedThe Environmental Protection Agency's battle with California officials heated up another notch Tuesday, with the feds warning the state it could lose federal highway funds if it doesn't clean up its air.
Contra Costa County Supes Consider Ban On Polystyrene Food, Beverage ContainersThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning will consider an ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene food and beverage containers at restaurants, food trucks and other vendors.