Environment

USA TODAY
Holly Quan
January 17, 2019 - 1:44 pm
With the regularity of an early morning alarm clock, earthquakes centered in Piedmont and the Oakland Hills struck two mornings in a row. The jolts were felt across the Bay Area, causing phones to ring off the hook at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. But because of the ongoing government...
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Dreamstime
KCBS Radio Morning News
January 16, 2019 - 8:35 am
The United States Geological Survey downgraded the magnitude of an early morning earthquake that rattled the Bay Area on Wednesday to 3.4 from 3.7. The quake on the Hayward Fault was centered near the junction of state Highway 24 and 13 in Oakland at 4:42 a.m. The USGS received reports from people...
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FILE- In this Sept. 8, 2018 file photo, a ship tows The Ocean Cleanup's first buoyant trash-collecting device toward the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco en route to the Pacific Ocean. A trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii will be hauled back to dry land for repairs. Boyan Slat, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, tells NBC the 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom will be towed to Hawaii. If it can't be repaired there it will be loaded on a barge and returned to its home port of Alameda, Calif. The boom broke apart under constant wind and waves. Slat says he's disappointed, but not discouraged. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill, File)
January 06, 2019 - 11:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii has broken apart will be hauled back to dry land for repairs. Boyan Slat, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, told NBC News last week that the 2,000...
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trash
KCBS Radio/Holly Quan
Holly Quan
January 04, 2019 - 10:31 am
Time to take out the trash at Aquatic Park and Lands End. San Francisco Department of Public Works crews are doing some clean up at national park sites in the city as the government shutdown continues.
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California Department of Water Resources
Jenna Lane
January 03, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Engineers with the state Department of Water Resources announced that the depth of snow measured today during the annual survey was about 67 percent of normal.
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Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight via AP, File
December 26, 2018 - 10:56 am
SHASTA LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A trio of salamander species in Northern California could complicate a controversial $1.4 billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam, the state's largest reservoir. The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday that two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit...
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Christmas Wrap
Dreamstime/Anthony Aneese Totah Jr
KCBS Radio Morning News
December 26, 2018 - 7:53 am
The gifts have been opened and now it's time to get all those scraps of paper, bows and ribbons cleaned up...
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Matt Bigler/KCBS Radio
KCBS Radio Morning News
December 17, 2018 - 8:33 am
Beachgoers from Sonoma to Monterey counties should stay away from the shoreline because dangerous waves will hit the region through Monday night, the National Weather Service said. Waves of 17 to 21 feet tall would lash the shore. Some spots, such as Mavericks Beach in Half Moon Bay, might see...
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Coastal redwoods were planted in the Presidio on Dec. 14, 2018.
Matt Bigler/ KCBS Radio
December 14, 2018 - 3:12 pm
After being gone for more than a century, Coastal Redwoods are returning to the Presidio.
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