Environment

Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates after defeating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 21, 2019 - 12:19 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka said she's just returned from Haiti where some people struggle to get clean drinking water. This makes her appreciate even more getting into the Australian Open quarterfinals — and her own good life. Haiti is her father's birthplace — her mother Tamaki is...
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FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, Wash. For years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon. Salmon researchers perusing data on the website of the Center for Whale Research noticed a startling trend: that for the past two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years. In a newly published paper, they speculate that the pattern is related to pink salmon, which return to the waters between Washington state and Canada in enormous numbers every other year. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 18, 2019 - 2:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon. Four salmon researchers were perusing orca data...
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USA TODAY
Holly Quan
January 17, 2019 - 1:44 pm
With the regularity of an early morning alarm clock, earthquakes centered in Piedmont and the Oakland Hills struck two mornings in a row. The jolts were felt across the Bay Area, causing phones to ring off the hook at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. But because of the ongoing government...
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Dreamstime
KCBS Radio Morning News
January 16, 2019 - 8:35 am
The United States Geological Survey downgraded the magnitude of an early morning earthquake that rattled the Bay Area on Wednesday to 3.4 from 3.7. The quake on the Hayward Fault was centered near the junction of state Highway 24 and 13 in Oakland at 4:42 a.m. The USGS received reports from people...
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January 07, 2019 - 2:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Injury has forced an Australian activist to stop her effort to complete 100 marathons in 100 days as a way to highlight the importance of conserving water. Mina Guli, 48, had run and walked 62 marathons on several continents, but in South Africa she was diagnosed with multiple...
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FILE- In this Sept. 8, 2018 file photo, a ship tows The Ocean Cleanup's first buoyant trash-collecting device toward the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco en route to the Pacific Ocean. A trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii will be hauled back to dry land for repairs. Boyan Slat, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, tells NBC the 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom will be towed to Hawaii. If it can't be repaired there it will be loaded on a barge and returned to its home port of Alameda, Calif. The boom broke apart under constant wind and waves. Slat says he's disappointed, but not discouraged. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill, File)
January 06, 2019 - 11:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii has broken apart will be hauled back to dry land for repairs. Boyan Slat, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, told NBC News last week that the 2,000...
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trash
KCBS Radio/Holly Quan
Holly Quan
January 04, 2019 - 10:31 am
Time to take out the trash at Aquatic Park and Lands End. San Francisco Department of Public Works crews are doing some clean up at national park sites in the city as the government shutdown continues.
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California Department of Water Resources
Jenna Lane
January 03, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Engineers with the state Department of Water Resources announced that the depth of snow measured today during the annual survey was about 67 percent of normal.
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The empty entrance of the Smithsonian's National Zoo is seen, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington. Smithsonian's National Zoo is closed due to the partial government shutdown. President Donald Trump is convening a border security briefing Wednesday for Democratic and Republican congressional leaders as a partial government shutdown over his demand for border wall funding entered its 12th day. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 02, 2019 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hungry pandas don't particularly care whether there's a partial government shutdown. The Washington National Zoological Park's most famous residents still need to be fed, as do thousands of other animals, even as the facility closed its gates Wednesday. The zoo is part of the...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, a class of eighth-grade students and their chaperones sit in a meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif., below Yosemite Falls. Some of the West’s iconic national parks are beginning to partially close as they deal with overflowing restrooms and vandals on the 10th day of a federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
January 01, 2019 - 5:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national parks, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. "It's a free-for...
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