Press Releases

Several studies have shown links between exposure to air pollution or traffic and low birth weight, premature birth and birth defects. Researchers examining health-care data on nearly 5,000 pregnant women in California found that African-Americans were about three times more likely to miscarry if they lived within a half-block of a freeway or busy boulevard than if they resided near lighter traffic.
Dec 8, 2009
This 2009 report identifies 27 indicators that measure the impact of climate change on the state’s temperatures, precipitation, land, water, people, plants, and animals. It concludes that changes in California are consistent with those occurring globally. The report is a meta-analysis of existing research.
Apr 17, 2009
Tests of mussels collected from Berkeley Marina and Rodeo Beach show no elevated health risk due to contamination in the area affected by the Cosco Busan oil spill. The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has withdrawn warnings to avoid eating mussels from those two sites and five additional Bay Area locations.
Mar 13, 2008