Environment

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revealed in January 2020 that an endangered California wolf that died in 2018 was killed in an illegal shooting, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
Center for Biological Diversity
Matt Bigler
January 09, 2020 - 2:20 pm
Federal authorities are offering a reward for information regarding the killing of an endangered gray wolf near the Oregon border, the first they’ve investigated since gray wolves returned to the state.
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Martin's Beach near Half Moon Bay
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All News KCBS Radio
January 07, 2020 - 8:50 am
California officials have sued a billionaire over a dispute about a secluded public beach near the tech entrepreneur's property in Half Moon Bay.
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California Department of Water Resources Snowpack January 2020
California Department of Water Resources
Carrie Hodousek
January 03, 2020 - 11:36 am
The winter season's been off to a snowy start. Skiers may be rejoicing, but firefighters remain on edge. KCBS Radio's Carrie Hodousek explains why.
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Ocean Beach in San Francisco is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Dreamstime
Matt Bigler
December 17, 2019 - 11:13 am
California’s seawater is turning acidic twice as fast as the rest of the world’s oceans, threatening the state’s fisheries and demonstrating the alarming rate of climate change.
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Menlo Park Fire Protection District debuts worlds first all-electric fire engine
Menlo Park Fire Protection District
Scott Lettieri
December 13, 2019 - 2:19 pm
The world's first all-electric fire engine could make its home in the Bay Area.
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jacquie-cadorette
December 11, 2019 - 7:08 am
Time magazine has announced their 2019 Person of the Year, and it is none other than Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg. The 16-year-old has made a splash this year through her efforts to positively affect the reversal of climate change. She is the youngest person to ever be named, with...
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Tom La Torre of Sabella & La Torre was serving crab from Washington state while California's crabbing season has been delayed for weeks in December 2019.
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Holly Quan
December 09, 2019 - 4:20 pm
Tourists in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf can easily buy souvenirs and steaming clam chowder in bread bowls, but there are not many fresh Dungeness crabs to be found this year along the waterfront this fall. What’s currently for sale on the wharf is still fresh, but it’s shipped in from...
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A woman rides an e-bike along a nature trail
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Jeffrey Schaub
December 09, 2019 - 3:30 pm
A coalition of Marin environmental groups has filed a federal court case to force the National Park Service to ban e-bikes on public trails.
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The eruption of a volcano on New Zealand's White Island on Dec. 9, 2019, as witnessed by Michael Schade of the Bay Area.
Michael Schade
Holly Quan
December 09, 2019 - 9:44 am
The White Island volcano in New Zealand , which is as one of the island nation’s popular tourist spots, erupted Monday, leaving at least five people dead and others missing. One San Francisco engineer escaped from the eruption while tweeting front-and-center images of the chaos.
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Mason Street at San Francisco's Crissy Field closes for six months to allow for new marshland
Carrie Hodousek / KCBS Radio
Carrie Hodousek
December 02, 2019 - 3:06 pm
A section of Mason Street near San Francisco’s Crissy Field has closed for six months to create marshland.
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