Environment

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 19: Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf looks on during an assembly at Edna Brewer Middle School about the U.S. Constitution on January 19, 2018 in Oakland, California. Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf discussed the U.S. Constitution with middle sc
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Doug Sovern
September 12, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Numerous Bay Area cities will completely cut out diesel exhaust within 15 years to mitigate negative health effects that have plagued many communities.
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Gov. Jerry Brown, seated, signed legislation that forces California to get all of its power from renewable sources by 2045.
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Jeffrey Schaub
September 10, 2018 - 10:26 am
All of California's electricity will come from clean, renewable sources by 2045 under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Monday morning.
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In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 photo provided by The Ocean Cleanup, a long floating boom that will be used to corral plastic litter in the Pacific Ocean is assembled in Alameda, Calif. Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litte
(Photo credit: The Ocean Cleanup via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 8:37 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom will be towed Saturday...
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solar panels, wind turbines
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Carrie Hodousek
September 07, 2018 - 11:18 am
California has more energy efficiency jobs than any other state in the nation, and the field is growing.
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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
KCBS Radio Midday News
September 07, 2018 - 10:45 am
The Delta Fire raging in northern California for three days has grown to 22,000 and firefighters do not yet have any of it contained.
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Dreamstime
Jenna Lane
September 05, 2018 - 7:47 pm
As San Francisco prepares to host a major summit of climate activists, government leaders and policymakers, Mayor London Breed announced a major policy goal on Wednesday that would drastically reduce its carbon emissions.
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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
KCBS Radio Morning News
September 04, 2018 - 10:33 am
Campers enjoying Labor Day weekend near Lake Tahoe were forced to evacuate when a fire broke out on Monday afternoon.
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California oil well
Dreamstime/Mike Brake
Carrie Hodousek
August 22, 2018 - 10:38 am
A group of elected officials in the East Bay has demanded that Gov. Jerry Brown put an end to oil and natural gas drilling in California.
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FILE - In this Friday, July 27, 2018, file photo, homes leveled by the Carr Fire line the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif. California lawmakers are abandoning a controversial proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 18, 2018 - 3:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now. There's not enough time to settle the contentious and complex issues involved before the legislative session ends Aug. 31...
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