Environment

FILE - In this May 13, 2010 file photo, pelicans float on the water with an offshore oil platform in the background in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. Oil and gas companies drilling off the coast of Southern California vio
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 11, 2018 - 12:27 pm
Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released Wednesday by an environmental group.
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Illustration of NASA TESS satellite
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KCBS Radio Morning News
April 10, 2018 - 9:54 am
Planet-hunting scientists are gearing up for Monday's scheduled launch of a satellite designed to scan thousands of stars for signs of planets. These bodies outside our solar system are known as exoplanets.
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Driverless Car
Driverless Car (Photo credit: PA Images/Sipa USA)
Megan Goldsby
April 03, 2018 - 10:21 am
Monday is the first day that the DMV would have allowed self-driving cars to be tested without a human behind the wheel in California, but as KCBS Radio's Megan Goldsby reports, none of the companies are ready to do so.
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Eucalyptus Trees
(Photo credit: Naropano)
April 02, 2018 - 2:05 pm
Monday marks the beginning of the removal of 30 eucalyptus trees that could pose a threat to public safety along Saratoga Creek, according to Saratoga city officials and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
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Tenaya Lake in Yosemite
Tenaya Lake in Yosemite (Photo credit: Peter.wey)
Mike Colgan
March 29, 2018 - 4:59 pm
KCBS Radio's Mike Colgan says the National Park is getting more than $12-million dollars to upgrade a number of areas...
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Earth Hour 2018
Earth Hour 2018 (Photo credit: World Wildlife Fund)
Melissa Culross
March 24, 2018 - 3:02 pm
Can turning off the lights for an hour once a year help fight climate change? KCBS Radio's Melissa Culross reports that the organizers of Earth Hour, which happens Saturday night at 8:30 p.m., believe that it can.
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Firefighter Paige Madrid hoses down an approaching wildfire near Kenwood in Sonoma County
Firefighter Paige Madrid hoses down an approaching wildfire near Kenwood in Sonoma County (Photo credit: Trevor Hughes-USA TODAY)
Megan Goldsby
March 23, 2018 - 12:20 pm
PG&E has announced that they'll be opening a wildfire prediction and response center in San Francisco. As KCBS Radio's Megan Goldsby reports, they plan to monitor conditions around the clock.
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Driverless Car
Driverless Car (Photo credit: PA Images/Sipa USA)
Doug Sovern
March 23, 2018 - 11:28 am
The mayor of San Francisco met on Thursday with autonomous vehicle companies, to make sure that their cars will be safe once they hit the streets. KCBS Radio reporter Doug Sovern says the event took on new urgency after a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian in Arizona.
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Fire
Fire (Photo credit: Johann Helgason)
March 08, 2018 - 3:59 pm
A San Francisco man pleaded no contest to felony arson charges in connection with a fire late last year in the Brisbane area, San Mateo County prosecutors said Wednesday.
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The stone breaker wall on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay.
Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay (Photo credit: Troy Sappington)
Megan Goldsby
March 08, 2018 - 1:53 pm
Planners for developments around the Bay Area may be taking sea-level rise into account, but as KCBS Radio's Megan Goldsby reports, there is something that U.C. Berkeley researchers say they're missing.
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