UC Study: More Than 370,000 Californians May Have Unsafe Drinking WaterAccording to University of California researchers, an estimated 371,000 Californians rely on drinking water that may contain high levels of toxic chemicals such as arsenic, nitrate or hexavalent chromium.
State Looking To Increase Standards for Trucks, Lawn EquipmentCalifornia truck drivers could be responsible for their vehicles’ pollution output, and could be cited while traveling the state's roads if new standards aren’t met.
Original Report: Whistleblower Sets Off Probe Into Illegal Discharge Of Petcoke At Port Of BeniciaAn environmental watchdog claims it caught a polluter on camera in the act of repeatedly discharging a petroleum byproduct illegally into the bay at the Port of Benicia.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for Wednesday Due to Wildfire SmokeThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing an air quality advisory for Wednesday due to smoke from wildfires elsewhere in California.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for Wednesday Due to Wildfire SmokeThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory for Wednesday because smoke from wildfires across Northern California is expected to move into the region.
Spare the Air Alert Extended Through Labor DayAir district officials extended a Spare the Air Alert through Monday and urged Bay Area residents to avoid driving during the holiday weekend to lessen the buildup of smog.
UPDATE: Air Quality Advisories Issued for Thursday, Friday Due to Wildfire SmokeThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued air quality advisories for Thursday and Friday because of wildfire smoke returning to the region, according to officials.
Regional Air Quality Advisory Issued for MondayAir district officials issued an air quality advisory for Monday as haze and smoke from wildfires lingers above the Bay Area.
South Bay Residents Warned About Triple Threat Of Drought, Fire Danger, Air QualitySanta Clara County fire officials are putting out a call to action because of the triple threat of drought, wildfires and unhealthy air.
Oakland Recycler Schnitzer Steel To Pay $4.1 Million To Settle Environmental Violation ClaimsAn Oakland scrap metal recycler will pay $4.1 million to settle a lawsuit by Alameda County and the State of California alleging the company has allowed hazardous waste to pollute surrounding areas of West Oakland and the Oakland Estuary.
Decades-Old Pollution Linked to Cancer in California Sea LionsA team of marine mammal pathology experts examining two decades of data have determined the likely causes of a mysterious cancer killing sea lions include DDT and other legacy toxins dumped into the sea years ago.
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.
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.
California Wildfire Smoke Exposes Millions to Hazardous PollutionWildfires churned out dense plumes of smoke this summer as they scorched huge swaths of the West Coast, exposing millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergency room visits to spike, and potentially thousands of deaths among the elderly and infirm.
Air Quality Managers Rely On Pollution Sensors For Real-Time InformationThere are many different ways to get those Air Quality Index numbers that have been giving Bay Area residents an indication of just how bad the air is.