Chevron, desal plants and parklets

September 24, 2012

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]
About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.