Environment

A United Airlines passenger takes a sip of water before throwing away the bottle at a security checkpoint at San Francisco International Airport August 10, 2006 in San Francisco.
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Jeffrey Schaub
August 20, 2019 - 10:16 am
Plastic bottles of water are no longer available for sale at San Francisco International Airport as the unprecedented move to reduce waste from travelers went into effect on Tuesday.
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, firefighters battle the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood in Contra Costa County, Calif. California fire officials say acreage burned so far in 2019 is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 19, 2019 - 6:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is not burning. At least not as much as it has in recent years. Acreage burned through Sunday is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years and down 95% from last year, according to statistics from the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The...
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August 16, 2019 - 6:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric's bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company's equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. State fire investigators have already determined...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 25, 2019, a bird sits on a straw bale on a field in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises during an ongoing heatwave in Europe. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Aug. 15, 2019, that July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)
August 15, 2019 - 9:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees Celsius...
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Coal is stacked in a pile at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Gallatin Steam Plant Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Gallatin, Tenn.
Larry McCormack / The Tennessean
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
August 13, 2019 - 2:53 pm
California is teaming up with a coalition of states and cities to sue the Trump administration over a plan to roll back Obama-era coal regulations.
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Moose Fire Burns In Mendocino County
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 13, 2019 - 11:19 am
A wildfire erupted in Mendocino County Monday, spreading quickly overnight and prompting evacuations. The Moose Fire is burning in the McNab Ranch area along Highway 101 between Hopland and Ukiah. The blaze covers 225 acres and is 25% contained, Cal Fire said Tuesday. It is burning in a steep,...
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Monarch butterflies have been recently seen in Yosemite National Park, park officials said on Twitter on Aug. 10, 2019.
Yosemite National Park
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 13, 2019 - 8:33 am
The monarch butterfly has returned to Yosemite National Park, according to rangers who say the endangered insect has been spotted in several locations around the park.
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San Francisco and Oakland at sunset.
Getty Images
August 13, 2019 - 7:29 am
The eighth "spare the air' day alert has been issued for Tuesday because of unhealthy levels of smog in the Bay Area.
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August 12, 2019 - 4:04 pm
KCBS Radio is partnering up with veteran-owned and operated Semper Solaris , a solar roofing company that makes solar simple and accessible to all. Semper Solaris is looking for their next honored veteran for their seventh Semper Cares Initiative, Project Golf.
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: Emerald Bay lies under blue skies at Lake Tahoe on July 23, 2014 near South Lake Tahoe, California.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images
August 08, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Lake Tahoe's famously clear waters have been under attack by an invasive species that was intended to help the ecosystem.
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