Environment

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - AUGUST 28: A view of the Yosemite Valley on August 28, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California.
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Jennifer Hodges
May 22, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Yosemite National Park is expected to reopen in early June and it can’t come early enough for local businesses in Mariposa County. The park's reopening will also look very different from what visitors have seen in the past.
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A dead gray whale washed up along the coast in Santa Cruz.
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Jennifer Hodges
May 20, 2020 - 4:59 pm
About 100 people leaned over the railing along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean hoping to get a peek at the 30 to 35-foot gray whale.
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HEALDSBURG, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 29: Firefighters stand in the yard of a home as they monitor air operations battling the Kincade Fire on October 29, 2019 in Healdsburg, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
May 11, 2020 - 4:00 am
The newly-formed Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority is working to create a network of escape routes and emergency communications systems.
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SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 05: A surfer walks out of the water at Ocean Beach December 5, 2006 in San Francisco, California.
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KCBS Radio Weekend News
May 09, 2020 - 5:39 pm
The California Department of Parks and Recreation said the incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 17: The Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) logo is displayed on a PG&E truck on January 17, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Melissa Culross
May 03, 2020 - 1:10 pm
Only three of the embattled utility’s current board members will remain when PG&E emerges from bankruptcy.
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Un policía con una máscara protectora por el coronavirus, retira escombros dejados por un sismo de magnitud 5,4 en Ponce, Puerto Rico, el sábado, 2 de mayo del 2020. No hubo informes inmediatos de víctimas. (AP Foto/Carlos Giusti)
AP News
May 02, 2020 - 11:49 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck near southern Puerto Rico on Saturday, briefly knocking out power and forcing the relocation of at least 50 families on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year. There were no immediate...
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Sean de Guzman, chief of California Department of Water Resources (DWR), Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting Section, conducts the final snow survey of the 2020 season at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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Margie Shafer
April 30, 2020 - 4:45 pm
California’s spring storms were not enough to offset a dry winter.
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SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 17: Fisherman offload Dungeness Crab from their fishing vessel on November 17, 2010 in San Francisco, California.
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Kathy Novak
April 23, 2020 - 5:52 pm
The Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday it understands the challenges faced by California’s commercial fishing industry during these difficult times and that closing the season on May 15 allows for more time on the water while balancing the need to protect whales and turtles.
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Sean de Guzman, chief of snow surveys, for the California Department of Water Resources, right, carries the snowpack measuring tube as he and DWR's Chief of State Water Project Operations Molly White, left, and Water Resources Engineer Nathan Burley, center, cross an area normally covered in snow during the third snow survey of the season at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The survey found the snowpack at 29 inches deep with a water content of 11.5 inches at this location. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
AP News
February 27, 2020 - 4:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dry beginning of the year has left most of California abnormally parched, as officials brace for the possibility of an early and more intense wildfire season amid record-breaking temperatures. Drought has expanded from just under 10% of the state last week to nearly a quarter...
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Used plastic bottles for recycling.
Mike Colgan
February 26, 2020 - 11:58 am
Most plastic can’t be recycled, because of food, garbage or other waste still on the container. However, some San Jose city councilmembers are now lobbying to build a plant that can handle those dirty plastics.
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