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Map: More than 5,000 toxic sites along San Francisco Bay threatened by rising groundwater

The study is among the first to pinpoint areas where rising groundwater is at risk of making contact with contaminants and could move them toward the bay or people’s homes.
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Promising to prevent flooding, Treasure Island builders downplay sea rise risk

Developers have redesigned Treasure Island to withstand a rising San Francisco Bay, elevating land and setting aside space for ever-higher sea walls. Engineers say planned fortifications will hold — but with flood risk accelerating, no one knows for how long.

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This Bay Area startup uses rocks to suck carbon out of the air

In a big move in the fight against climate change, Heirloom Carbon has developed the country’s first direct air capture facility.
How California’s bullet train went off the rails

How California’s bullet train went off the rails

America’s first experiment with high-speed rail has become a multi-billion-dollar nightmare. Political compromises created a project so expensive that almost no one knows how it can be built as originally envisioned.
What SF's nearly normal rainfall over last year means for drought

What SF's nearly normal rainfall over last year means for drought

Rainy months at the end of 2021 were followed by some of the driest months on record.
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Dangerous algal blooms crop up across California killing thousands of fish

Toxic algae that can make people sick have been found in popular swimming and fishing spots all around California.

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Is BART prepared for the catastrophic weather events climate change will bring?

In the San Francisco Bay Area, experts predict climate change will be felt far and wide with hotter temperatures, fiercer wildfires and more intense droughts than in previous years.