Environment

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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Uptick In Algae Leaving Moldy Aftertaste In East Bay Water

Residents who live in the Contra Costa Water District say their tap water has been tasting strange lately.

10/10/2014

(Tesla)

Tesla’s Elon Musk Unveils Self-Driving Features & Dual Engine All-Wheel Drive In Model ‘D’

The Tesla ‘D’ will feature dual motors, and all wheel drive, which links the wheels electronically, as opposed to a shaft that connects most all wheel drive systems.

10/09/2014

The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. (NASA)

Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst ‘Hot Spot’ In Nation

A small hot spot in California’s Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.

10/09/2014

Ocean Beach Erosion

Planners Seek Public Comment On Plan To Restore SF Ocean Beach

Project planners are seeking public comment on a plan to abate erosion and close the Great Highway at Ocean Beach south of Sloat Blvd. in San Francisco.

10/05/2014

mountain lion

Deer Found Dead In Hillsborough Likely Killed By Mountain Lion

Hillsborough police report that a mountain lion is most likely responsible for killing a deer whose body was discovered on a resident’s walkway Sunday morning.

10/05/2014

Rattlesnakes Released

Dozens Of Rattlesnakes Released Into Wild After Being Captured In Bay Area Neighborhoods

Dozens of rattlesnakes found in residential neighborhoods and captured were set to be released into the wild Friday in Northern California so they could prepare for a winter hibernation.

10/03/2014

Renovo

New Silicon Valley Car Company Aims To Produce Fastest Electric Coupe

For the last four years, America’s newest car company has been hidden away behind the doors of a Silicon Valley garage. But it’s out in the open now and about to blow some doors off.

10/03/2014

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