Fire Whirls, 'Pyro' Clouds, Smoky Skies: Extreme Fire Behavior a Preview of What's to ComeAs scientists examine how much of this summer's wildfire behavior can be attributed to human-caused climate change, they say extreme fire events seen recently may only be a preview of what's to come in the coming decades.
Port of Oakland Adds Electric Trucks, Charging Stations In Pilot ProjectThe Port of Oakland announced it has added 10 new electric trucks as part of a multi-million-dollar demonstration project aimed at reducing pollutants generated by its seaport operations.
California Urges EPA To Let State Set Its Own Auto Emissions StandardsOfficials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards.
Oakland, San Jose Mayors Urge Residents To Take Part In Energy Savings Challenge; Smart Thermostats Given AwayThe mayors of Oakland and San Jose are among those who have partnered with a startup in an effort to challenge residents to save energy this summer.
PG&E, Utilities Push To Cut Subsidies For Home Solar Energy SystemsHomeowners with solar panels get paid by PG&E for energy they kick back to the grid, but utility companies are pushing to cut credits.
Biden To Restore California's Power To Set Auto Emission Rules, Reverse Trump DecisionThe U.S. Transportation Department is moving to reverse former President Donald Trump's bid to end California's ability to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards.
Earth Day: Breed Says San Francisco Ahead On Climate Goals, Seeks Carbon Neutrality By 2045Mayor London Breed marked Earth Day by announcing San Francisco is ahead of schedule in its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and has set an ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by 2045.
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.
Bay Area Coal Country? Richmond Residents, Coal Companies Battle Over Use Of PortUnbeknown to most, the bay is home to one of only two deep sea ports on the entire West Coast that export coal to Asia.
Worldwide Switch to Vegan Diet Not Required to Fix Climate, Study SaysThe world likely can’t keep global warming to a relatively safe minimum unless we change how we grow, eat and throw away our food but we don’t need to all go vegan, a new study says.
Bay Area Leaders Push Back On Climate Plan's 60% Work From Home MandateSan Francisco Mayor London Breed and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo on Wednesday joined Bay Area state leaders in raising concerns about the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Plan Bay Area 2050.
San Jose Recruits Climate Action Warriors For New State InitiativeThe State of California and the city of San Jose are looking to recruit a new generation of warriors to fight climate-change.
Environmentalists: Newsom's Ban On Fracking By 2024 Too LateCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Wednesday to end issuing new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024, a delay criticized by many environmental groups.
Contra Costa Supervisors Approve Commitment To Climate-Friendly MeasuresA resolution committing Contra Costa County government leaders to prepare for shifting from a fossil fuels-based economy to a greener one was unanimously approved Tuesday by the county's Board of Supervisors.
'Less Is More' - Reducing Carbon Footprint Takes On New Urgency Amid California WildfiresFor many, recent wildfires and the orange skies above the Bay Area were a wake-up call when it comes to climate change.