Environmentalists want Berkeley drivers to see a connection between pumping gas and dumping carbon into the atmosphere.
Crude-by-rail has been a growing concern as an oil boom in North Dakota has meant more and more crude is traveling to refineries by rail. A series of fiery derailments in the past year has focused attention on the need for accident prevention and emergency response preparation.
Even before the drought, farmers around California were sucking down the groundwater faster than the environment could keep up. Now, the U.S. Geological Survey reports the practice has caused land in the Coachella Valley to sink up to two feet in some places. ...Read More
Two competing camps have emerged about how to boost California's water supplies during dry times: conserve more water or build more water storage.
In a letter to the city, Harris says she still has questions about the oil company's $1 billion expansion project.
Three years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant meltdown, over 100,000 residents remain displaced. ...Read More
Beginning Saturday, railroads must notify states when large shipments of crude oil come through by train. The new rule is in response to safety concerns with crude-by-rail.
This weekend, history buffs relive trek made to the Sierra more than a century ago by black Army troops.
There's a drilling boom in California -- and it's not for oil or gas. With little help from the sky or the Sierra snowpack this year, farmers and ranchers are leaning heavily on pumping groundwater. Counties in the farm-rich Central Valley are issuing record numbers of permits for new wells. ...Read More
Though there are no wild wolves in California, state officials, expecting them to get here eventually, voted to protect them.
On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released controversial new regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Environmentalists are applauding the move, but the coal industry and many business groups oppose it, saying the regulations would boost electricity prices. We'll examine the EPA proposal and discuss the ...Read More
New rules for existing power plants could mean more partners for California's carbon market.
When future geologists, whatever species they may be, look for our signs in the fossil record of the future, it may be this newly described amalgam of plastic and sediment.
Ten aircraft join battle to contain blaze that started Monday near major reservoir. ...Read More
Some 'senior rights' holders can get virtually all the water they want as the rest of state cuts back. ...Read More
In his 2007 book "The World Without Us," author and journalist Alan Weisman explored some harrowing questions about what Earth would look like without people. In his new book, "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?", he focuses on the perils of overpopulation. The population of Earth ...Read More
The news in photos from around the Bay Area. ...Read More