Environment

Wells Fargo on California Street in downtown San Francisco.
Michael McLaughlin/KCBS Radio
KCBS Radio Midday News
March 14, 2019 - 10:43 am
An activist group is planning a three-day, 34-mile march up the Peninsula to Wells Fargo's corporate headquarters in San Francisco to protest the bank's investment in fossil fuels.
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In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019, photo, a man looks on amid wildflowers in bloom near Borrego Springs, Calif. Two years after steady rains sparked seeds dormant for decades under the desert floor to burst open and produce a spectacular display dubbed the "super bloom," another winter soaking this year is shaping up to be possibly even better. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 07, 2019 - 10:08 pm
BORREGO SPRINGS, California (AP) — It started with the desert lilies in December. Since then a wave of wildflower blooms has been crescendoing across Southern California's Anza-Borrego desert in a burst of color so vivid it can be seen from mountain tops thousands of feet above. Two years after...
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March 05, 2019 - 3:28 pm
Old couches, appliances, bookshelves and toys are piling up everywhere you look in Guerneville. They're part of the roughly $155 million in damages across the county caused by the rising waters. http://bit.ly/KCBSGuernevilleDebris
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, a vehicle rests in front of a home leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have ignited the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 86 people and destroyed an entire town in Northern California. The embattled utility said Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, it’s taking a $10.5 billion charge for claims connected to the Camp Fire in its fourth quarter earnings.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
February 28, 2019 - 3:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. inched closer to taking responsibility for the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, saying Thursday it is "probable" that one of its transmission lines sparked the blaze last year that killed 86 people and destroyed most of the city of Paradise...
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Flooded area along Russian River at Guerneville February 27, 2019
Holly Quan/KCBS Radio
KCBS Radio Morning News
February 27, 2019 - 7:07 am
GUERNEVILLE (KCBS Radio) -- Water rose quickly on the Russian River on Wednesday, with a crest forecast for Wednesday night. The National Weather Service forecast the river would reach 46 feet at Guerneville, which would mark the sixth-highest level ever recorded. The flood had turned Guerneville...
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San Francisco Ferry Building
San Francisco Ferry Building (Photo credit: Eugene Berman)
Margie Shafer
February 26, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Flood, drought, wildfire, extreme heat, and trees dying by the millions: California has endured seemingly biblical impacts from an increasingly chaotic climate. In response, the city of San Francisco is on the verge of declaring a climate emergency.
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Anderson Reservoir Dam in Santa Clara County.
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Matt Bigler
February 26, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Heavy rains and full reservoirs may come as a relief to a state that's been hit hard by drought, but the series of atmospheric rivers drenching the Bay Area this month highlights the risk of a major flooding catastrophe in Santa Clara County.
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Mount Shasta in Northern California is a high-risk volcano, according to the United States Geologic Survey.
Dreamstime
Margie Shafer
February 25, 2019 - 9:23 pm
There is a 16 percent probability of a volcanic eruption in California in the next 30 years, according to a new study from the United State Geologic Survey.
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Bay Area Traffic
Megan Goldsby
February 14, 2019 - 1:30 pm
It's been the responsibility of the California Department of Transportation to clean up the fast food wrappers, auto parts, remnants of homeless encampments and junk that flies off the backs of trucks and pile up on Bay Area roadways.
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Doug Sovern/ KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
February 13, 2019 - 12:10 pm
At his first State of the State Address, Governor Gavin Newsom made several breaks with his predecessor, Jerry Brown, including a narrowing of the scope of the state’s contentious high speed rail project . Newsom also spurred a major shift for California’s water policies, and called for the...
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