Environment

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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December 26, 2018 - 10:56 am
SHASTA LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A trio of salamander species in Northern California could complicate a controversial $1.4 billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam, the state's largest reservoir. The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday that two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit...
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Christmas Wrap
Dreamstime/Anthony Aneese Totah Jr
KCBS Radio Morning News
December 26, 2018 - 7:53 am
The gifts have been opened and now it's time to get all those scraps of paper, bows and ribbons cleaned up...
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Matt Bigler/KCBS Radio
KCBS Radio Morning News
December 17, 2018 - 8:33 am
Beachgoers from Sonoma to Monterey counties should stay away from the shoreline because dangerous waves will hit the region through Monday night, the National Weather Service said. Waves of 17 to 21 feet tall would lash the shore. Some spots, such as Mavericks Beach in Half Moon Bay, might see...
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Coastal redwoods were planted in the Presidio on Dec. 14, 2018.
Matt Bigler/ KCBS Radio
December 14, 2018 - 3:12 pm
After being gone for more than a century, Coastal Redwoods are returning to the Presidio.
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PG&E crews carry out repair work in Paradise, CA
Holly Quan/KCBS Radio
Margie Shafer
December 14, 2018 - 10:43 am
PG&E is asking state regulators for permission to raise customer rates, saying it will use the funds to pay for improved wildfire safety measures.
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South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition
Matt Bigler
December 12, 2018 - 1:33 pm
Wild Chinook salmon have begun swimming through the streams of Silicon Valley again after volunteers removed large amounts of garbage from the clogged creeks.
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