Environment

A United Airlines passenger takes a sip of water before throwing away the bottle at a security checkpoint at San Francisco International Airport August 10, 2006 in San Francisco.
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Kim Wonderley
August 26, 2019 - 12:14 pm
Reducing our carbon footprint when we travel is a good goal to have. The changes, while seemingly small, can make a big difference if more people pitch in. Kim Wonderley has a few suggestions in this week's Road Report.
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: A high pressure gas line crosses over a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, California.
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Holly Quan
August 26, 2019 - 11:13 am
Menlo Park is considering strictly regulating natural gas in new construction.
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Tourists at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville
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Holly Quan
August 23, 2019 - 12:15 pm
The tourism season is in full swing in Guerneville. But nearly six months after a historic flood delayed many businesses have shut down and others have struggled to rebound.
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In this photo taken Monday, July 22, 2019, chinook salmon is seen after being unloaded at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in more than a decade, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state's historic drought. It's a sharp reversal for chinook salmon, also known as king salmon, an iconic fish that helps sustain many Pacific Coast fishing communities. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
AP News
August 22, 2019 - 5:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon. Reeling in a fish "feels good every time," but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a...
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Major roads still closed months after Guerneville flood
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Holly Quan
August 22, 2019 - 3:22 pm
People living in the Russian River Valley often say the area only has two seasons: flood season and fire season, with little rest in between. Nearly six months after the region saw the worst flooding in 25 years, residents are now bracing themselves for the possibilities of a fast-moving wildfire...
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Flooding in Guerneville February 28, 2019
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Holly Quan
August 22, 2019 - 1:19 pm
Six months after a historic flood on the Russian River damaged much of the housing stock along the water, many residents are not sure if they will be able to stay.
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Road closed months after mudslides in Guerneville
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Holly Quan
August 22, 2019 - 10:31 am
It has been nearly six months since heavy rains inundated the Russian River Valley, cutting off towns and washing out roads in a flood that saw the river rise to 45 feet - 13 feet above flood stage. But with the amount of debris still clogging major roads, visitors would be forgiven for thinking...
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Cliff erosion in Santa Cruz along roads like West Cliff Road is a concern.
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Jennifer Hodges
August 21, 2019 - 1:35 pm
Santa Cruz is feeling the effects of climate change. Cliff erosion, sea level rise and stronger coastal storms are all bearing down on a famous road in the city.
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A United Airlines passenger takes a sip of water before throwing away the bottle at a security checkpoint at San Francisco International Airport August 10, 2006 in San Francisco.
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Jeffrey Schaub
August 20, 2019 - 10:16 am
Plastic bottles of water are no longer available for sale at San Francisco International Airport as the unprecedented move to reduce waste from travelers went into effect on Tuesday.
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, firefighters battle the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood in Contra Costa County, Calif. California fire officials say acreage burned so far in 2019 is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 19, 2019 - 6:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is not burning. At least not as much as it has in recent years. Acreage burned through Sunday is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years and down 95% from last year, according to statistics from the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The...
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