Environment

A rat in a trap. (CBS)

Drought, Hot Weather Causing Rodent Infestations In East Bay Homes

Business is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.

07/02/2015

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Drone Flying Too Close To Wildfire Grounds Forest Service Planes

Authorities briefly grounded a U.S. Forest Service reconnaissance plane flying over a series of small wildfires near Redding after a drone flew to close to the scene.

07/02/2015

Lake Temescal, a small reservoir in the Berkeley Hills, in northeastern Oakland, California. (Creative Commons)

Toxic Algae Bloom Closes Popular East Bay Lake To Swimmers, Dogs

Oakland’s Lake Temescal will be closed to swimmers through the Fourth of July weekend because of toxic algae blooms.

07/02/2015

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Billion Dollar Project Will Bring Millions Of Tons Of Coal To Area Next To Bay Bridge Toll Plaza

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Coal is so polluting that demand for it as an energy source is way down in the U.S. The industry has to increase exports to survive. To do that we’ve learned […]

07/01/2015

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Contra Costa County looking To Expand Water Reservoir With Supply Stretched Thin By Drought

With the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.

07/01/2015

Giancarlo Thomae spotted several great white sharks around his kayak near Santa Cruz. (Courtesy: Giancarlo Thomae)

Several Great White Sharks Surround Kayaker Near Santa Cruz

Several great white sharks surrounded a marine biologist sitting in a kayak off the coast of Santa Cruz, and he has the photos to prove it.

07/01/2015

Northern Lights seen from Palo Alto (Wilson Lam)

Stunning Photo Shows Northern Lights Make Rare Appearance In Bay Area

Extreme solar weather events pushed the Northern Lights so far last week that one Bay Area photographer was lucky enough to capture the celestial phenomenon.

07/01/2015

A turtle's eye view of the Great Barrier Reef (WWF-Australia)

GoPro-Wearing Turtle Takes You On A Magical Ride Through Great Barrier Reef

A new conservation project lets anyone take a leisurely swim along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of a sea turtle.

07/01/2015

Images of an estimated 15 great white sharks were captured near Aptos on June 25th. (Photo: Giancarlo Thomae Photography)

Gaggle Of Great White Shark Pups Staying Put In Aptos; Beachgoers Unfazed (VIDEO)

Over a dozen great white sharks continue lurking near the shoreline at a Santa Cruz County beach.

07/01/2015

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California Drought Taking Serious Toll On Aging Sewer System In San Francisco

California’s severe drought is taking a serious toll on San Francisco’s aging sewer system.

06/29/2015