Environment

: Emerald Bay lies under blue skies at Lake Tahoe on July 23, 2014 near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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August 08, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Lake Tahoe's famously clear waters have been under attack by an invasive species that was intended to help the ecosystem.
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4/12/2006 - File photo dated 12/4/2006 of plastic at a recycling bay at BIFFA recycling plant in Beaumont Leys in Leicestershire. Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years as she unveils the Government
Recycling Plant (Photo credit: PA Images/Sipa USA)
August 05, 2019 - 4:46 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest operator of recycling redemption centers has shut down and laid off 750 employees. The Mercury News reports Monday that the company RePlanet has closed all 284 of its centers. RePlanet's president David Lawrence says the company stopped operating because...
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In this Saturday, July 27, 2019 photo, retired nurse Tim Thomas, who assisted in a surgery in the parking lot of Watsonville Community Hospital after the facility lost power following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, poses during his visit to Lodi, Calif. California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. Talk of scaling back the standards upsets Thomas, who was thrown to the floor during the earthquake. "To not make provisions to have the hospitals keep pace with the rest of the infrastructure doesn't make any sense to me" says Thomas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 04, 2019 - 8:43 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open. But when a pair of strong earthquakes struck the region last month, the hospital couldn't use it. Structurally, the building was OK...
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In this Saturday, July 27, 2019 photo, retired nurse Tim Thomas, who assisted in a surgery in the parking lot of Watsonville Community Hospital after the facility lost power following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, poses during his visit to Lodi, Calif. California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. Talk of scaling back the standards upsets Thomas, who was thrown to the floor during the earthquake. "To not make provisions to have the hospitals keep pace with the rest of the infrastructure doesn't make any sense to me" says Thomas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 04, 2019 - 8:41 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back some earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. Most hospitals in the earthquake prone state have met a 2020 deadline for standards designed to keep hospital buildings from collapsing in...
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The new entrance to Castle Rock State Park
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Jennifer Hodges
August 02, 2019 - 2:43 pm
The new 33-acre entrance includes WiFi, charging stations for electric vehicles and downloadable maps.
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Plastic bottles of water are seen for sale at a store Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in San Francisco. San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles. The unprecedented move at one of the major airports in the country will take effect Aug. 20, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. The new rule will apply to airport restaurants, cafes and vending machines. Travelers who need plain water will have to buy refillable aluminum or glass bottles if they don't bring their own. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 02, 2019 - 2:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles. The unprecedented move at one of the major airports in the country will take effect Aug. 20, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. The new rule will apply to airport restaurants...
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A view of a bridge connecting Oakland and Alameda.
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Matt Bigler
August 01, 2019 - 9:32 am
Billions of dollars in Bay Area real estate could be at risk of flooding due to rising sea levels, according to a new analysis.
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Chevron Richmond Refinery
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Tim Ryan
July 31, 2019 - 2:21 pm
People living near oil refineries in the East Bay and the Port of Oakland are urging air quality officials to examine who has access to clean, healthy air.
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Fuel Tanker Overturns In Marin County
Marin County Fire
Jeffrey Schaub
July 31, 2019 - 10:08 am
A lengthy cleanup operation is underway in Marin County after a large tanker truck overturned on a windy road this week, spilling gasoline into a nearby creek.
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Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve
(Courtesy of Save the Redwoods League)
KCBS Radio Morning News
July 31, 2019 - 9:11 am
California’s iconic redwood trees have been standing for hundreds and in some cases thousands of years, surviving significant obstacles from logging to drought and fires. Now, experts say the redwoods are taking on climate change.
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