Environment

August 16, 2019 - 6:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric's bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company's equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. State fire investigators have already determined...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 25, 2019, a bird sits on a straw bale on a field in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises during an ongoing heatwave in Europe. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Aug. 15, 2019, that July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)
August 15, 2019 - 9:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees Celsius...
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Coal is stacked in a pile at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Gallatin Steam Plant Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Gallatin, Tenn.
Larry McCormack / The Tennessean
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
August 13, 2019 - 2:53 pm
California is teaming up with a coalition of states and cities to sue the Trump administration over a plan to roll back Obama-era coal regulations.
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Moose Fire Burns In Mendocino County
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 13, 2019 - 11:19 am
A wildfire erupted in Mendocino County Monday, spreading quickly overnight and prompting evacuations. The Moose Fire is burning in the McNab Ranch area along Highway 101 between Hopland and Ukiah. The blaze covers 225 acres and is 25% contained, Cal Fire said Tuesday. It is burning in a steep,...
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Monarch butterflies have been recently seen in Yosemite National Park, park officials said on Twitter on Aug. 10, 2019.
Yosemite National Park
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 13, 2019 - 8:33 am
The monarch butterfly has returned to Yosemite National Park, according to rangers who say the endangered insect has been spotted in several locations around the park.
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San Francisco and Oakland at sunset.
Getty Images
August 13, 2019 - 7:29 am
The eighth "spare the air' day alert has been issued for Tuesday because of unhealthy levels of smog in the Bay Area.
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August 12, 2019 - 4:04 pm
KCBS Radio is partnering up with veteran-owned and operated Semper Solaris , a solar roofing company that makes solar simple and accessible to all. Semper Solaris is looking for their next honored veteran for their seventh Semper Cares Initiative, Project Golf.
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: Emerald Bay lies under blue skies at Lake Tahoe on July 23, 2014 near South Lake Tahoe, California.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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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