Environment

The remains of gray whale were found at Point Reyes National Seashore.
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Jeffrey Schaub
May 23, 2019 - 7:27 pm
Another dead grey whale has washed up on a Bay Area beach, this time at Point Reyes National Seashore. It is the 13th to die in the region this year.
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Holly Quan
May 23, 2019 - 11:04 am
PG&E tells Paradise residents that all distribution lines that serve the town will be moved underground.
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Monte Rio in Sonoma County was underwater after the Russian River flooded in late February 2019.
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Jeffrey Schaub
May 21, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged by flooding along the Russian River will not receive assistance from the federal government.
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Downtown Oakland in the background; buildings in UC Berkeley in the foreground.
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Carrie Hodousek
May 21, 2019 - 10:55 am
Berkeley residents may one day hear a wailing siren alerting them to an approaching wildfire or earthquake.
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Sausalito Bay facing Tiburons shore with an "anchor out" boat in the water.
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KCBS Radio Midday News
May 20, 2019 - 12:45 pm
Private boats anchoring illegally near Sausalito in Richardson Bay are causing significant damage to a sensitive part of the ecosystem, according to a new study.
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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2019, a container ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bound for the Port of Oakland. Federal officials are promoting a campaign to get ships to slow down as they approach San Francisco and other California ports so they are less likely to injure or kill whales. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday, May 17, 2019, marine experts say four of the 10 gray whales found dead near San Francisco this year were killed by ships. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2019 - 5:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A growing number of shipping companies are slowing down as they approach San Francisco and other California ports so they are less likely to injure or kill whales. Marine experts say four of the 10 gray whales found dead near San Francisco this year were killed by ships, the...
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Flames consume a Kentucky Fried Chicken as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
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Jenna Lane
May 15, 2019 - 2:10 pm
The Camp Fire, which burned more buildings and killed more people last year than any fire in California's history, was caused by PG&E, according to state investigators.
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FILE - This Feb. 17, 2006 file photo shows the international border line made up of bollards: irregular, concrete-filled steel poles, seperating Mexico, left from the United States, in the Organ Pipe National Monument near Lukeville, Ariz. The federal government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a this national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to government documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday waived environmental and dozens of other laws to build more barriers along the southern border. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
May 14, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on...
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Harald Vaernes, operations manager at Christopher Ranch, pulls out a clove of garlic in Gilroy, Calif., on January 9, 2019.
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Matt Bigler
May 13, 2019 - 1:12 pm
Higher water prices are in the pipeline for South Bay farmers as the Santa Clara County Water District may reduce the subsidies that have kept their prices significantly below market rate.
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The peak of Mount Diablo seen from Morgan Territory Regional Park.
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Megan Goldsby
May 11, 2019 - 5:28 pm
The Trump administration has proposed opening new stretches of Bay Area land to oil and gas exploration.
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