Conservation Activists File Petition With EPA Over Plastic Plant Pollution StandardsMembers of several community and environmental organizations announced Tuesday they're calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter air pollution standards for industrial plants that create plastic.
Bay Area Beaches Rank Among Most Polluted In CaliforniaFour Bay Area beaches ranked among the most polluted in California, while Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz earned a spot as one of the least polluted beaches in the state, according to the annual report released this week by the environmental advocacy nonprofit Heal the Bay.
San Francisco Beach Cleanup Volunteers Track Trash to Shame Litter LeadersAn effort to beautify a popular San Francisco beach on Sunday turned the focus away from those who toss garbage to those who manufacture it.
California Wildfire Emissions Equal Year Of Pollution From Power Production California wildfires in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide
Huge Boom Towed Out Golden Gate To Cleanup Great Pacific Trash PatchA 2,000-foot long floating boom was towed out to sea Saturday from the San Francisco Bay to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an zone of floating trash between between Hawaii and California the size of Texas.
Mountain View Restaurants Join 'Strawless September' CampaignWith plastic straws becoming a high-profile threat to the environment as millions pollute our oceans, one Bay Area city is taking on the big commitment to have a "Strawless September."
California Sues EPA Over Suspension Of Truck Pollution RuleCalifornia and 14 other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks.
Study Links Air Pollution To Drop In National Park VisitorsVisitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.
Endangered Turtle Washes Ashore With Beach Chair Wrapped Around Its NeckWildlife conservationists in Alabama are expressing outrage after the body of an endangered type of sea turtle washed ashore with a beach chair wrapped around its neck.
Report: Some Bay Area Beaches Among Most Polluted In State The Bay Area has some of the most-bacteria ridden beaches in California, according to an annual report released Thursday.
Supervisors Ready To Grill Firm Over Shipyard Radiation CleanupThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors was preparing to grill executives from Tetra Tech, the firm accused of falsifying results from the $1 billion radiation cleanup at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, at a hearing Monday.
Hunters Point Cleanup Supervisors Plead Guilty To Falsifying RecordsTwo former supervisors who oversaw the testing of radiation contaminated soil at the decommissioned Hunters Point Naval Shipyard have pleaded guilty to falsifying reports and have each been sentenced to eight months in prison.
EPA Fines East Bay Cities For Allowing Untreated Sewage To Flow Into San Francisco BayThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined East Bay cities and municipal districts almost $400,000 for allowing untreated sewage to enter the Bay.
EPA Targets Waiver Letting California Steer Emissions LimitsThe waiver has allowed California to steer the rest of nation toward tougher limits on car and truck emissions that pollute the air and change the climate.
Winter Storms Pollute San Francisco Bay Waters With TrashIt's no secret the Bay Area has a trash problem, but when it rains the trash pours into our waterways.