environment

10:15am

Wed April 17, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Federal investigators slam Chevron for refinery fire

Last summer, the people of Richmond were in shock from the explosion and following fire that broke out at the Chevron oil refinery in their city. Black plumes of smoke hovered over the Bay, and people filled local emergency rooms with respiratory complaints. Chevron blamed the explosion on a ruptured pipeline.

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4:10pm

Wed February 27, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Science commentary: The low-oxygen ocean lifestyle

The floor of the Pacific Ocean.
Under CC license from Flickr user Matt McGee

When we talk about climate change, it’s easy to get stuck in our terrestrial mammal mindset. Let’s face it: most of us are total dry land chauvinists. The only time we even notice something’s happening to the ocean is when it’s gnawing away at our coastline. But something else is going on just beneath the surface. Certain sections of the ocean are losing oxygen – and that’s just as bad for sea creatures as it would be for us.

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2:54pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

East Bay Express: California gets fracked

Courtesy of EastBayExpress.com

Big Oil is rushing to extract fossil fuel from the state's underground shale formation. But will it contaminate — and waste — portions of our water supply?

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12:00am

Wed January 30, 2013

6:13pm

Tue January 29, 2013
City Visions: February 4, 2013

Is the CA Environmental Quality Act Working?

Credit http://www.conservation.ca.gov

City Visions takes up the movement to reform the California Environmental Quality Act -- hailed by some as our state's pre-eminent environmental law, but condemned by others as a vehicle for obstructionism. How has the 43-year old law helped -- or hindered -- the construction of environmentally sound projects in the Bay Area? What, if anything, needs to be changed?


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