Environment

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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Harald Vaernes, operations manager at Christopher Ranch, pulls out a clove of garlic in Gilroy, Calif., on January 9, 2019.
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Holly Quan
July 25, 2019 - 5:08 pm
In the heart of California's $20 billion agricultural industry, there are tiny, low-income communities that have to survive on bottled water. That’s because their local systems are too small and can’t upgrade their facilities to adequately filter out the pesticides and contaminants from their local...
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Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike snarls the morning commute on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
July 25, 2019 - 4:38 pm
UC Berkeley and U.S. Department of Energy researchers have teamed up to develop a new way to track black carbon, better known as soot, in and around West Oakland.
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An executive order from President Trump could open the California coast to drilling.
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Keith Menconi
July 25, 2019 - 11:11 am
California is teaming up with the United Nations to fight the effects of climate change by hoping to spur insurance companies to start covering important natural features like marshes and reefs.
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Home Charred By Fire After Ridgecrest Earthquake
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Doug Sovern
July 23, 2019 - 10:18 am
There's a lot of interest in earthquake insurance lately. The California Earthquake Authority says inquiries increased by a factor of ten in the days after the Ridgecrest quakes.
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The Canyon Fire started burning near Lake Berryessa on July 22, 2019.
KPIX
July 23, 2019 - 6:39 am
A wildfire burning near Lake Berryessa, east of St. Helena, led authorities to evacuate people from some homes on Monday. Some roads, including a stretch of Highway 128, remained closed on Tuesday due to the fire. The Canyon Fire had scorched 55 acres and was 60% percent contained on Monday evening...
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A barista (R) at Sightglass Coffee makes a coffee drink for a customer on August 26, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
July 22, 2019 - 7:24 am
Coffee drinkers may soon have to pay extra for a disposable cup in San Francisco.
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A sign in Golden Gate Park on July 17, 2019 warns that coyotes have recently been seen in the area.
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Matt Bigler
July 17, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Coyote attacks on pets are increasing, leading to a debate about how to confront the problem.
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San Francisco Heat Wave
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Jennifer Hodges
July 16, 2019 - 10:21 am
It's just going to get hotter in the Bay Area, according to a new study that predicts far more days with temperatures above 90 degrees.
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