Environment

Home for sale destroyed by Camp Fire in Paradise, CA
Holly Quan/KCBS Radio
November 12, 2018 - 9:42 am
There are ways to help the victims of the massive Camp Fire.
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The Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 08, 2018 - 7:53 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town and destroyed hundreds of structures. "...
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Cal Fire
KCBS Radio Morning News
November 08, 2018 - 10:02 am
A fire that broke out Thursday morning is spreading rapidly in Butte County
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 30: Pedestrians walk by a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) truck at a job site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. A federal grand jury has added 27 new charges, including obstruction of justice, the criminal case agains
PG&E Truck (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
November 07, 2018 - 2:12 pm
PG&E warned customers in nine Northern California counties, including Napa and Sonoma, that they may lose power as a wildfire precaution.
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Richmond refinerys
Richmond refinerys (Photo credit: Lora Parks)
November 07, 2018 - 12:20 pm
Chevron will pay a $250,000 fine for dozens of air quality violations at its Richmond refinery.
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KCBS Radio: On-Demand
October 25, 2018 - 9:30 pm
The U.S. Geological Survey has updated its assessment of volcano threats for the first time in 13 years.

California's Mount Shasta made the top 5, and four volcanoes in Oregon rate"very high" on the threat scale. A total of a dozen volcanos have jumped in threat level since the last...
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Scott Lettieri
October 19, 2018 - 3:36 pm
Contamination is more widespread in San Francisco's Hunters Point section than previously acknowledged, according to a pair of reports from UC-Santa Cruz.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 30: Pedestrians walk by a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) truck at a job site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. A federal grand jury has added 27 new charges, including obstruction of justice, the criminal case agains
PG&E Truck (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Jeffrey Schaub
October 14, 2018 - 12:30 pm
PG&E warned that it might cut electricity to thousands of customers in counties across the Bay Area and Northern California due to weather conditions on Sunday that could spark wildfires.
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Jennifer Hodges
Jennifer Hodges
October 12, 2018 - 11:36 am
There's a 75 percent chance that this will be an El Niño winter, up from 50 percent six months ago, according to forecasters. But that doesn't guarantee that it will be a cold, wet season, experts said.
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The North Fire broke out in the Tahoe National Forest on Sept. 3, 2018k forcing campers to evacuate.
Placer County Sheriff Department
Matt Bigler
October 11, 2018 - 10:04 pm
There is at least one beneficial side effect from increased wildfire activity in California. All the extra smoke in the air may be good for threatened fish populations, according to new research.
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