Richmond City Leaders, Community Groups Excoriate Chevron Over Oil Spill; Want Discussion Over Refinery's FutureRichmond residents deserve more answers from Chevron and public agencies about an oil spill earlier this month and the community needs to discuss a future without the oil giant's refinery operating there, city officials and local advocates said Tuesday.
Oil Tankers May Carry Harmful Tar Sands Through Bay Area WatersOil tankers may one day be carrying tar sands, the heaviest and dirtiest oil on the planet, through Bay Area waters. A spill could send the tar sands sinking to the bottom of the bay, creating health problems for many.
Corporate Sand Mining In SF Bay Sparks 'Sand Wars'As sand on the world's beaches runs scarcer, there's a rush to mine it--a sand rush that's playing out right in the San Francisco Bay.
Santa Barbara Oil Spill Crews Using Lessons Learned From Massive Bay SpillAs the cleanup of a massive oil spill near Santa Barbara continues, crews are making use of some lessons learned after a big spill in San Francisco Bay several years ago.
Google Self-Driving Robot Boat Maps SF Shoreline, Extends Street View To WaterwaysIt's like Street View for the shoreline. Google is taking its interactive 360-degree mapping technology onto the waters of San Francisco Bay.
Storms Cause Sewage Systems To Overflow Into BayThe recent rains caused 900 gallons of wastwater to spill out in Sonoma County on Monday.
Bay Area Beaches Receive Failing Grade The report cards are in and while most beaches in the Bay Area passed with flying colors, there are a few that need to improve in terms of water quality.
Peninsula Sanitary District Found Liable For 21 Sewage SpillsA sanitary district serving parts of San Mateo County is responsible for 21 illegal sewage spills into a number of creeks and sloughs that drain into the bay, a federal judge has found.