Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest OtherwiseA new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.
NASA To Study Mysterious 'Magnetic Explosions' Between Earth, Sun That Unleash Dangerous X-RaysEarth and the Sun may be 93 million miles apart, but cosmic explosions between the two celestial spheres occur often and with devastating effects--unleashing waves of radiation and disrupting GPS communications, and it is with this danger in mind that next month, NASA will launch four "Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission" satellites, studying these "magnetic reconnections" and better predicting the consequences of these cosmic phenomena.
U.S. Navy Sailors Sue Japan Power Co. For Radiation Exposure During 2011 Quake, Tsunami RescueHundreds of U.S. sailors who took part in rescue efforts following Japan's earthquake and tsunami say they were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation and are bringing a class-action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company.
Massive Solar Flares Continue, Amazing Ultraviolet Image Captured By NASA Solar ObservatoryFrom the surface of the sun, massive solar flares have been exploding out several million miles into space over the past few weeks, with the latest blast coming on November 5th at 1:47 a.m. Pacific time.
X-Class Solar Flare, 4th Major Eruption On The Sun This Week DetectedSomeone sure upset the sun, because it's throwing amazing amounts of radiation out in four solar flares this week, with an X3-class solar flare Friday.
Triple Massive Solar Flares Send Streams Of Radiation Toward Earth, Potentially Disrupting Radios And NavigationA series of three massive solar flares over the past week has bathed Earth in higher than normal amounts of radiation, with the potential to temporarily black out radio communication and navigational equipment if the sun was hitting that part of the planet.
Navy Tests Will Determine If Radiation Is Lurking In The Soil On Treasure IslandFor years, people living on Treasure Island have been concerned the ground beneath their feet is radioactive and dangerous. A final test slated for this summer doesn't make some residents feel any more at ease.
UCSF Children’s Hospital Doctors Turn 3-Year-Old Boy Radioactive To Treat Deadly NeuroblastomaA San Jose boy named Noah is at his home with his family in San Jose, after doctors turned him radioactive. It sounds like science fiction, but this special treatment may be the only thing saving his life.
UC Berkeley Researchers Study Kelp For Possible Radiation From Japan Fukushima PlantThe project "Kelp Watch 2014" hopes to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state's kelp forest from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.
Internet Postings Stoke Bay Area Fears Of Nuclear Radiation Fallout From Japan Fukushima DisasterThe fears of fallout from the Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plan disaster are spiraling on the Internet and in the Bay Area.
Video Sparks Japan Radiation Fears At Bay Area BeachHealth officials are investigating radiation levels along the San Mateo County coast after a video surfaced online showing Geiger counter readings five times higher than normal at a Pacifica Beach.
State Finds Radioactive Waste In Richmond LandfillExperts with the state have found radioactive waste inside a Richmond landfill near a popular trail. Residents who live nearby told KPIX 5 that the state is not doing enough to fix the problem.
Sen. Boxer Wants Probe Of San Onofre Nuclear Power PlantCalifornia Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant intentionally misled federal regulators.
San Francisco Gives Up Battle For Cell Phone Radiation LabelsSan Francisco appears to be giving up its battle for an ordinance that would require retailers to warn customers about cellphone radiation and its health effects.
SF Supes Faced With Tough Decision Over Fate Of Cell Phone Disclosure LawThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors is poised Tuesday to make a decision about its ongoing defense of the city's cell phone disclosure law.