Environment

In this June 19, 2018 photo, paper straws sit at Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke's Restaurants, bar at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1
(Photo credit: Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 12:43 pm
Seattle is believed to be the first major U.S. city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service. Proposals to ban plastic straws are being considered in other cities, including New York and San Francisco...
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A firefighter scrambles to stop the Pawnee fire as it spots across Highway 20 near Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Sunday, July 1, 2018.
AP Photo/Noah Berger
July 01, 2018 - 1:56 pm
Evacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California, sending a stream of smoke some 75 miles (120 kilometers) south into the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve
(Courtesy of Save the Redwoods League)
Bradford Hornsby
June 26, 2018 - 12:31 pm
The 730-acre Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve in Sonoma County is being passed to the stewardship of the Save the Redwoods League.
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An executive order from President Trump could open the California coast to drilling.
Stock photo
Megan Goldsby
June 22, 2018 - 12:36 pm
President Trump quietly issued an executive order this week that threatens to undercut conservation of the oceans in favor of industrial activity, like drilling,off the country's coasts.
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Lake Tahoe
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
June 18, 2018 - 11:44 am
Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time low last year.
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The Bachelor and Three Graces
(Courtesy of National Park Service)
June 13, 2018 - 8:52 am
After closing for renovations since 2015, Yosemite's famous Mariposa Grove is set to re-open to the public at 9:00 AM on Friday, June 15, 2018.
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 25, 2018 - 2:09 pm
The emails were obtained by the Environmental Defense Fund and the Southern Environmental Law Center through the Freedom of Information Act.
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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)
Margie Shafer
May 17, 2018 - 4:06 pm
Earlier this month China stopped accepting imports of U.S. recycled materials until June 4. KCBS Radio's Margie Shafer reports local officials are being forced to send intended recyclables to the landfill.
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Market Street Bike Lane in San Francisco. Cityscape with red driveway with tram rails in San Francisco in California USA. There are people, cars and bicycles on the street.
Market Street Bike Lane in San Francisco (Photo credit: Andriy Bezuglov)
May 10, 2018 - 3:01 pm
After biking throughout San Francisco Thursday morning, invigorated city officials congregated on the front steps of City Hall, where they emphatically encouraged others to make biking a part of their lives.
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Volcanoes National Park
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 10, 2018 - 2:37 pm
If Hawaii's Kilauea volcano blows its top in the coming days or weeks, as experts fear, it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air.
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