It’s your Monday News Digest!
- EPA considering criminal charges against Chevron refinery in Richmond, unrelated to recent explosion. The agency charges that the plant has been detouring pollutants and burning them off into the atmosphere. [San Francisco Business Times]
- Many desalinization plants in California are stymied as water districts ask themselves: How much are we willing to pay for this new water? [Huffington Post]
- On international Park(ing) Day, Oakland gets its first parklet. [CBS]
- Meeting the challenges presented by climate change will be a matter of survival for some California farmers. [KQED]
- Scientists looking into tent design, mutations as reason for deadly hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite. [Contra Costa Times]
- Whole Foods pulls out of Gill Tract in Albany, site of the Occupy the Farm protests, after lawsuits over environmental impact. [Oakland Tribune]
- Check out these wildlife shots from hidden cameras in Point Reyes. [Huffington Post]