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West Oakland slated to benefit from plan to reduce air pollution

Ten communities from around the state are being selected for the deployment of air monitoring systems and community emissions reduction programs.
Students at Brookfield Elementary School in East Oakland play on the school's blacktop after school. A vegetation barrier was installed at the school by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to reduce air pollution at the school, which is situated by one of the busiest freeways in the Bay Area.

Environmental barrier gives students at one Oakland school a chance at fresh air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several Bay Area-based organizations have planted a vegetation barrier to try to reduce air pollution at an East Oakland elementary school.

Expired prescription drugs, controlled substances collected at Oakland drop-off

More than 126 pounds of expired drugs and at least seven pounds of controlled substances were collected from senior Oakland residents during the Healthy Living Festival, an annual festival hosted by the United Seniors of...

Cargo ship plugs in at the Port of Oakland to reduce diesel emissions

Gigantic 10-story tall ships that stretch three football fields long line the wharf at the Port of Oakland. There’s constant movement as big white cranes load and unload colorful shipping containers on and off the...