Environment

A California Live Oak tree spreads its limbs across the golden grassy hills of California
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
November 07, 2019 - 4:38 pm
A deadly disease could mean the end for millions of oak trees stretching from the Bay Area to Baja California.
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sonoma county wildfire
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KCBS Radio Morning News
November 07, 2019 - 1:03 pm
(KCBS Radio) — Invasive grass species are doubling and in some cases tripling the risk of wildfires across the country, including in fire-prone California. A study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at a dozen grass species not native to the U.S...
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San Jose's Coyote Valley will be protected as an open space, according to a city plan.
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Keith Menconi
November 06, 2019 - 11:21 am
San Jose leaders on Wednesday are expected to approve an historic deal to preserve and restore Coyote Valley.
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California Condors Make Significant Comeback
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All News KCBS Radio
November 05, 2019 - 1:22 pm
The number of California condors in the wild are flying higher again after being on the brink of extinction in the 1980s.
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Dean Cato, left, and his son Robert use shovels to try to put out hotspots caused by the Easy fire at American Soil and Nursery Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Simi Valley, Calif. A new wildfire erupted Wednesday in wind-whipped Southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends of the state struggled with blazes, dangerously gusty weather and deliberate blackouts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
AP News
October 30, 2019 - 12:58 pm
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wind-whipped outbreak of wildfires outside Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes and horse ranches Wednesday, forced the evacuation of elderly patients in wheelchairs and narrowly bypassed the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, protected in part by a buffer zone...
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Smoke rises from a fire site in Sonoma County on Oct. 24, 2019.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 29, 2019 - 10:40 am
Strong offshore winds should help momentarily improve air quality in the Bay Area on Tuesday, according to forecasts by the National Weather Service. Air quality monitors are showing “moderate” levels of pollution in multiple Bay Area communities, caused by PM2.5, or microscopic particles found in...
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Firefighters battle the Kincade Fire on October 27, 2019 in Windsor.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 28, 2019 - 7:19 am
The Kincade Fire grew by 12,000 acres overnight to 66,231 charred acres Monday morning, according to Cal Fire . The Kincade wildfire had wrecked 94 buildings in Sonoma County, a number that was unchanged from Sunday night . Firefighters maintained containment at 5% on Monday, Cal Fire said. A day...
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acific Gas & Electric crews work on October 09, 2019 in Vallejo, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 25, 2019 - 3:02 pm
PG&E has said it may cut power to 850,000 customers across California, including roughly 440,000 in the Bay Area, this weekend during a period of strong winds and high risk of fire danger. Dry northeast winds blowing at 45-60 miles per hour with gusts of up to 70 mph at higher elevation from...
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This combination photo shows, top row from left, Presidential candidates, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, middle row from left, former Congressman Joe Walsh, Sen Cory Booker and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and bottom row from left, Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who will participate in an hour-long special about climate change, airing Nov. 7. (AP Photo)
AP News
October 21, 2019 - 4:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel will step away from cold fronts and heat waves next month to wade into the politics of climate change. The network will air a special that includes interviews with nine presidential candidates discussing proposed solutions. The network has done specials on...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019 file photo, a visitor takes a photo of a crack in the ground following recent earthquakes near Ridgecrest, Calif. Scientists say the earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
AP News
October 17, 2019 - 5:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move, according to a new study. Ruptures in the...
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