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Video and Photos at Port of Benicia Show Fossil Fuel Polluter in the Act

Benicia Independent

Public Tips Lead to Catching Fossil Fuel Polluter in the Act – Baykeeper Notifies Benicia Petcoke Polluter of Intent to Sue … Oakland, CA—San Francisco Baykeeper yesterday served a notice of intent...

Northern California Environmentalists Respond to Massive Huntington Beach Oil Spill


One of the largest oil spills in recent Southern California history fouled popular beaches that could end up closed for months as crews scrambled Sunday to contain the crude before it spread further...

61 Groups Demand That EPA Update Industry Water Pollution Technology Standards, Many Dating To 1970s

Water Online

Two thirds of EPA’s water pollution standards for industries are more than 30 years old, despite a Clean Water Act requirement that they be reviewed every year to keep pace with improving pollution...

California Abruptly Pulls Plan To Regulate Metal Shredding As Haz-Waste

Inside EPA

California’s toxics department has abruptly withdrawn its proposed emergency rule to regulate metal shredding operations under strict hazardous waste management requirements, after receiving strong...

Pressed by drought and climate change, a California city turns to desalination

Courthouse News

ANTIOCH, Calif. (CN) — Founded on a lush plain of the largest estuary on the West Coast of North America shortly after gold was discovered, Antioch’s fortunes have always risen and fallen with the...

Federal Judge strikes down Trump rule on water pollution

New York Times

A federal judge this week struck down a Trump era environmental rule that drastically limited federal restrictions against pollution of millions of streams, wetlands and marshes across the country....

Marine veterans combat SF’s pandemic pollution with brand-new cleanup effort

San Francisco Examiner

When Kyle Hansen enlisted in the United States Marine Corps straight out of high school in Orange County, he never imagined he’d be traveling the country cleaning up other people’s trash. He had...

Climate change hits sushi supply chain amid California water war


If you’ve eaten sushi anywhere in the U.S., chances are the rice came from California’s Sacramento Valley. Fritz Durst, a sixth-generation farmer, has grown the grain and other crops there for more...

Environmentalists oppose developer’s plan to fill in part of Redwood City tidal lagoon to build apartment complex

Mercury News

REDWOOD CITY — Environmentalists are rising up against a developer’s plan to dredge part of a San Francisco Bay tidal lagoon and use the fill to cover marshes around it so a 350-unit apartment...

Alameda mayor’s address: Grant application in works for ‘De-Pave Park’

East Bay Times

A World War II-era runway on the westernmost side of Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point will eventually be converted into a 12-acre urban park and tidal ecosystem. “De-Pave Park” (a placeholder name...

California Salmon Suffer In Drought

Pacific Sun

So many salmon once spawned each year in the Central Valley that humans all but lived on them, and chemical traces of the fish are still detectable in the soil, where the scavenged carcasses...

Ship involved in major oil spill leaves San Francisco Bay forever

Mercury News

With no fanfare and few people realizing, an infamous chapter in Bay Area environmental history has closed. Or rather, sailed away. The Cape Mohican, an 873-foot-long military cargo ship that was...


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