Environment

Anderson Reservoir Dam in Santa Clara County.
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Matt Bigler
February 26, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Heavy rains and full reservoirs may come as a relief to a state that's been hit hard by drought, but the series of atmospheric rivers drenching the Bay Area this month highlights the risk of a major flooding catastrophe in Santa Clara County.
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Mount Shasta in Northern California is a high-risk volcano, according to the United States Geologic Survey.
Dreamstime
Margie Shafer
February 25, 2019 - 9:23 pm
There is a 16 percent probability of a volcanic eruption in California in the next 30 years, according to a new study from the United State Geologic Survey.
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Bay Area Traffic
Megan Goldsby
February 14, 2019 - 1:30 pm
It's been the responsibility of the California Department of Transportation to clean up the fast food wrappers, auto parts, remnants of homeless encampments and junk that flies off the backs of trucks and pile up on Bay Area roadways.
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Doug Sovern
February 13, 2019 - 12:10 pm
At his first State of the State Address, Governor Gavin Newsom made several breaks with his predecessor, Jerry Brown, including a narrowing of the scope of the state’s contentious high speed rail project . Newsom also spurred a major shift for California’s water policies, and called for the...
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KCBS Radio Midday News
February 13, 2019 - 10:40 am
From more than a foot of snowfall in downtown Redding, to mudslides, roadway flooding and sinkholes marring the morning commute, the Bay Area and Norther California were walloped on Wednesday by a major atmospheric river that brought high winds and a downpour to already saturated soils.
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Elephant seals at Drakes Beach
Photo credit: Point Reyes National Seashore
KCBS Radio Morning News
January 30, 2019 - 9:25 am
It appears the combination of the closure of a storm-damaged parking lot and reduced human presence during the recent government shutdown has turned Drakes Beach into a new neighborhood for elephant seals.
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Dreamstime
Jenna Lane
January 24, 2019 - 10:34 am
California water managers are excited about the state of the Sierra snowpack, which is at 115 percent of normal.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
January 23, 2019 - 6:41 am
An anti-waste ordinance was unanimously approved by the Berkeley City Council Tuesday night, requiring businesses to charge customers 25 cents for disposable cups.
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, smog covers Salt Lake City as an inversion lingers. When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP, File)
January 22, 2019 - 6:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll. Lately, that means record deadly wildfires in California, rainfall by the foot in Houston when Hurricane Harvey hit and the dome of smog...
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