Environment

Dreamstime/Martin McMillan
Bob Butler
July 13, 2018 - 7:34 am
The sounds of pigeons cooing around UC-Berkeley's campus have become less common recently thanks to a hungry family of peregrine falcons that has made its home on one of the university's landmark buildings.
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KCBS Radio/Megan Goldsby
Megan Goldsby
July 12, 2018 - 9:47 am
Navy officials came to San Francisco's Hunters Point on Wednesday to talk about upcoming radiation testing and the planned clean up of an undeveloped parcel of land at the old shipyard there. But what residents who attended that meeting really wanted to talk about was Parcel A, the first piece of...
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California officials announced that greenhouse gas emissions had been lowered below 1990 levels years ahead of schedule.
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Nick Ut)
July 12, 2018 - 9:44 am
California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting an early target years ahead of schedule and putting the state well on its way toward reaching long-term goals to fight climate change, officials said Wednesday.
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Starbucks strawless lid
(Starbucks)
Bradford Hornsby
July 09, 2018 - 12:43 pm
Starbucks announced the phasing out of disposable straws with a sippy cup lids.
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A trial will begin on July 9 in which a former groundskeeper for schools in Benicia, Calif. accuses Monsanto of exposing him to chemicals that caused cancer.
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Scott Lettieri
July 09, 2018 - 9:12 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) - A trial in San Francisco is set to open Monday that alleges agribusiness giant Monsanto caused the terminal cancer of a former Bay Area school caretaker who regularly used the company's weed-killer Roundup. The company faces similar lawsuits in roughly 300 cases, but...
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Firefighters wait for water as they battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Gusty winds fanned the flames as Southern California struggles through a scorching heat wave.
Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP
July 07, 2018 - 4:09 pm
In heat-stricken Southern California, powerful winds that sent an overnight inferno hopscotching through the Santa Barbara County community of Goleta vanished in the morning, allowing firefighters to extinguish smoldering ruins of an estimated 20 structures, including homes.
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In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Trump tw
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 05, 2018 - 1:17 pm
Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt...
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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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