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Deadly Citrus Tree Pest Found For First Time In Bay Area

The California Department of Food and Agriculture detected the first incidence in the Bay Area of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Oct. 6. The pest causes a disease that kills citrus trees.

10/24/2014

An active region on the sun erupted with a mid-level flare, an M8.7 class, on Oct. 21, 2014, as seen in the bright light of this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This image shows extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the hot solar material in the sun's atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Triple Massive Solar Flares Send Streams Of Radiation Toward Earth, Potentially Disrupting Radios And Navigation

A series of three massive solar flares over the past week has bathed Earth in higher than normal amounts of radiation, with the potential to temporarily black out radio communication and navigational equipment if the sun was hitting that part of the planet.

10/22/2014

Oil drill in a Kansas corn field. (CBS)

San Francisco Shares Risk Of Earthquakes With Kansas City, Midwest Fault Known For Magnitude 8 Quakes

As the Giants and Royals prepare to face off in the World Series, both the Bay Area and the Kansas City have one thing in common: a risk of earthquakes.

10/20/2014

The rare 10 May annular eclipse appears over Cleveland, Ohio showing the annulus, a thin 'ring of fire,' produced because the sun is never completely covered.  (Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Observers Warned To Not Stare At The Sun During Partial Solar Eclipse Over Bay Area

A partial solar eclipse will be visible from the Bay Area later this month.

10/20/2014

The front of an apartment building in the Marina District in San Francisco is ripped off 21 October 1989. (JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)

Berkeley Earthquake Expert Links Fracking To Quakes On The ‘Tectonic Timebomb’

As the Bay Area marked the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, there was no shortage of reminders of the power of Mother Nature and the promise of other big quakes to come. KCBS In Depth spoke with Dr. Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, who is working on an earthquake warning system.

10/20/2014

Solar panels.  (CBS)

Marin Homeowner Denied Solar Panels Over Fear That Neighbors Might See Them

Betty Segars’ Kentfield home is barely visible from the street but it’s got a great view of the sun, so Betty thought it would be perfect spot for solar panels.

10/19/2014

San Francisco's Mountain Lake

Chemical To Wipe Out Invasive Fish Species At San Francisco Presidio Mountain Lake

After exhausting all their options, San Francisco conservationists are turning to a fish-killing chemical to try and rid a lake of invasive species.

10/18/2014

Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River. (CBS)

Hydroelectric Power Cut In Half During California’s Drought, State Using More Natural Gas

For decades now, California has been trying to draw more of its energy from renewable resources. But this year, that green ambition is taking a hit and the drought is to blame.

10/15/2014

(Harley Davidson)

Harley Davidson Adds Futuristic Jet Sounds To New Electric Motorcycle To Lure Younger Riders

Harley Davidson is touring the country with a stop in San Jose this week to gauge interest in a prototype electric bike called LiveWire, which is designed to look like a tank and sound like a jet.

10/14/2014

Tule elk

Organic Dairy Ranchers Want Tule Elk To Be Removed From GGNRA Pastures

Organic dairy ranchers are urging authorities to remove tule elk from agricultural land in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes seashore and build a large fence to keep them out.

10/12/2014

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