The week's news in photos from around the Bay Area. ...Read More
Local activists are sounding an alarm over four proposed crude oil projects in the Bay Area. They say they're concerned about the health and environmental implications of the developments.
Drilling mud is the slick concoction used to cool and lubricate a drill bit, and it’s used for all kinds of wells, including oil and gas. Environmental groups are turning their attention to drilling mud, which is currently exempted from water monitoring.
For third time this year, truckers group protests working conditions and new air-quality regulations. ...Read More
For the last few years, hybrids and plug-ins have been the stars at the L.A. Auto Show. This year, the buzzwords are “hydrogen fuel cell.”
Managers of Suisun Bay's legendary "mothball fleet" have winnowed it down to about a dozen ships, from the more than 70 that aroused controversy a few years ago.
The short list of climate proxy species gains a new member in the critical Arctic Ocean region, a crusty red alga named Clathromorphum compactum.
The federal government is proposing to delist the animal; activists are staunchly opposed. ...Read More
EPA suspends cleanup efforts at once-toxic hot spot off Southern California coast. ...Read More
People who fight and study fire generally agree that one of the best tools for preventing massive wildfires is prescribed burning: intentionally setting smaller fires before the big ones hit. But there are major challenges to fighting fire with fire.
The debate over hydraulic fracturing in California is heating up as oil and gas regulators release draft rules for the controversial oil extraction technique.
This week's news around the Bay Area in photos ...Read More
San Francisco cleans up a lot of graffiti every year. In the past, the city has used standard industrial solvents for this task, but now, workers will be cleaning up with non-toxic materials, in an effort to protect people and reduce toxic runoff.
The team's co-owner says the scaled-down project could be a landmark on par with Golden Gate Bridge. ...Read More
Over the Bay Area this morning: Nice clouds, but barely any rain. (Dan Brekke/KQED)I saw some evidence of precipitation, right here in the Bay Area, this morning about 6:30. The pavement outside my home in Berkeley was dappled by raindrops. But by 7 a.m., that moisture had evaporated and everything ...Read More
A shelter in place health advisory has been lifted this morning after a fire at a Redwood City recycling facility. ...Read More