Chevron, desal plants and parklets

by on September 24, 2012

The Chevron refinery fire in August, 2012. Photo by Michael Moore. The Chevron refinery fire in August, 2012. Photo by Michael Moore.

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]
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