Top California Oil Regulator Resigns, Scrutinized Over Contamination Of Water SupplyA top California oil and gas regulator has resigned amid questions about oilfield contamination of the state's water supplies.
'415' Area Code Phone Numbers Selling For Thousands Of Dollars As Supply Runs ShortWith 415 area code phone numbers in short supply, at least one company is capitalizing on high demand by selling them for thousands of dollars.
Online Petition Calls Out Nestlé For Bottling California’s Water, Selling It For Profit During DroughtCourageCampaign.org is specifically calling out Nestlé in an online petition for its practices of bottling California water and selling it for profit.
Worker Strike In Mexico Has Ripple Effects On San Francisco’s Blueberry SupplyThere’s no shortage of blueberries for your morning yogurt yet, but a farm-worker strike in Mexico over wages is having a ripple effect at the San Francisco produce market.
3 Years Of Drought Taking Heavy Toll On California's Groundwater SupplyState officials say three years of drought are taking a heavy toll on California’s groundwater supplies.
San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking SupplySan Francisco's PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.
San Francisco Ivory Demand Helping Drive Slaughter Of African ElephantsSan Francisco is the second-largest market in the country for ivory trinkets.
$7.5 Billion Water Bond For Drought Relief Leads Among Likely VotersA new Field Poll finds slightly more than half of likely voters approve of a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.
Reclaimed Water Keeping Lawns, Medians, Parks Watered During Drought In Dublin-San Ramon AreaEven in the vehemently eco-friendly Bay Area, we still flush our toilets with drinking water. But, two cities in the East Bay are making sure the water getting flushed down the drain doesn’t go to waste.
San Jose's Rapid Housing Construction Causes Concerns Of Overbuilding The demand for additional housing in Silicon Valley is producing results, but some are concerned over-building could create the next housing bubble.
Civil Grand Jury Urges Santa Cruz County Desalination Plant, Warns Of Environmental Disaster From DroughtA desalination plant for Santa Cruz County has been talked about and studied for years, and now, a civil grand jury said it is the only solution to averting an environmental disaster.
San Francisco Water Officials Say Mixing Hetch Hetchy, Local Groundwater Will Be SafeThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will mix Hetch Hetchy water with San Francisco groundwater and said the supply will be safe for consumption.
California Drought Resources & LinksLinks for California Drought agencies, water levels, conditions, climate data, dam projects, and reservoir storage.
Pleasanton-Based Safeway Aims For Crate-Free Pork SupplySafeway spokesman Brian Dowling said the chain already buys some pork from producers who are phasing out gestation crates. The Pleasanton-based company has not set a deadline for going completely crate-free.
Bay Area Water Supplies Get Boost From Big StormAfter a dry start to the year, the recent four day rainstorm helped boost to the Bay Area's water supply and the Sierra snowpack.