9th Circuit Court Revives Lawsuits By California Cities Against Oil CompaniesA federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday gave a new lease on life to lawsuits in which eight California cities and counties are seeking to have oil companies pay millions or billions of dollars for sea walls and other protections from rising seas.
Study: COVID-19 Lockdowns Sends Emissions Down 17%, But Change May Be TemporaryAs predicted, carbon dioxide emissions have declined during the Covid-19 pandemic. But if past crises are any indication, the environmental gains may be short-lived.
Coronavirus Update: California Emissions Dip Drastically During Shelter-In-Place, UC Davis Study FindsWhile the coronavirus shelter-in-place orders have caused a steep decline in traffic, a new study looks to quantify the environmental impact of taking all those tailpipes off the roads.
Global Warming Drives 'Mega Drought' Across Western States, Study FindsAlmost half of the two-decade-long drought which has parched much of the western United States can be blamed on man-made global warming, according to a study in Thursday’s journal Science.
9th Circuit Court Dismisses Youth Climate Change LawsuitA federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government's climate policy harms them and jeopardizes their future.
Air Quality District To Map Greenhouse Gases On Every Bay Area BlockThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District will implement new groundbreaking technology to map air quality and greenhouse gases on every block in the region.
Bloomberg Sees California As Model On Climate Change, GunsThe Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City mayor likes a lot of what he sees in the Golden State.
Lawsuit By 11 Environmental Groups Seeks To Protect California’s Auto Emission RulesA coalition of 11 environmental groups has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revoking California’s authority to set tougher emission standards for cars and trucks.
California Won't Buy Cars From GM, Chrysler Or Toyota After Siding With Trump Over EmissionsThe state of California is taking aim at GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and other automakers that are aligning with the Trump administration in its battle over emissions rules.
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.
California, China To Team Up On Climate Research Institute, UC Berkeley To HostFormer California Gov. Jerry Brown sees a way to bring together the world's largest carbon emitter and a U.S. state that's leading the way in energy standards: climate change.
Santa Clara Co. Supervisors Declare Climate Crisis, Pledge Resources To Global WarmingThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors declared a climate crisis Tuesday, joining dozens of Bay Area cities and counties that have pledged resources toward mitigating global warming.
Climate Change Activists Stage Sit-Down Protest At DNC Gathering In San FranciscoHundreds of activists gathered in the hallways of the Hilton Union Square hotel in San Francisco on Friday, where the Democratic National Committee is holding its summer meetings, to demand the Democrats hold a debate focusing on climate change.
Report: Climate Change Will Bring More Triple-Digit Heat To Bay Area CitiesA study from an environmental science group says that as the planet gets warmer, people are definitely going to feel it. And for some, it could be life-threatening.
Bay Area To See More 'Killer' Heat Waves Without Climate Action, Report WarnsThe life and health of Bay Area residents is at risk if no action is taken globally on climate change this century, according to a report released Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists.