Environment

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
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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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Christmas trees lined up for sale
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All News KCBS Radio
December 02, 2019 - 2:01 pm
If you want an environmentally responsible Christmas tree, here are some suggestions from an industry insider.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a press conference at the COP25 climate talks summit in Madrid, Monday Dec. 2, 2019. The chair of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries warned at its opening Monday that those refusing to adjust to the planet's rising temperatures "will be on the wrong side of history." (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
AP News
December 02, 2019 - 8:51 am
MADRID (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries Monday not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming. In his opening speech to delegates, Guterres cited...
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An air tanker drops retardant to slow the Cave Fire burning in Los Padres National Forest, Calif., above Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
AP News
November 27, 2019 - 7:00 pm
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A strong storm moved into Southern California on Wednesday, almost completely dousing a wildfire that had threatened thousands of homes but briefly raising the threat of debris flows from barren slopes. Residents in and below the fire area on the south Santa Barbara County...
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Margie Shafer
November 21, 2019 - 5:05 pm
The threat of wildfires at any time of year in the Bay Area has forced officials to impose tighter air quality restrictions that could affect many homeowners.
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