Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) voters will decide on March 2 whether to expand Los Vaqueros, a 100,000-acre-foot reservoir in eastern Contra Costa County.
Genetically modified potatoes can vaccinate consumers against hepatitis B and cholera.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory may soon be home to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) first-ever Biosafety Level 3 lab, which, along with a sister facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory, would conduct defensive research on biowarfare agents—such as anthrax, plague, and hantavirus—that could be used in terrorist attacks against the US.
In January, air quality boards across the state began restricting agricultural air pollution under the Clean Air Act, thanks to a group of groundbreaking bills signed into law last fall.
It’s not often that forestry activists in the North Coast get good news from Sacramento, so it was a rare celebratory moment in October when then-Governor Gray Davis signed Senate Bill 810, which gives water quality control board officials the authority to block logging operations that are likely to endanger watersheds.