Environment

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Rec & Park Helping To Bring Back Backyard Bees

News of record numbers of bees dying off in North America has in part led to a movement where residents are learning to raise bees in their own backyards and San Francisco is no exception.

05/22/2015

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Governor Brown Signals Support For ‘Toilet-To-Tap’ Water Amid State’s Historic Drought

Governor Jerry Brown signaled his support for more aggressive water-saving measures Thursday in the face of the state’s historic drought, including a controversial plan to use recycled wastewater to replenish the drinking water supply.

05/21/2015

Dolphins surrounded by an oil slick swim in circles near Santa Barbara after a pipe spilled thousands of gallons of oil. (CBS)

Video Shows Dolphins Swimming In Oil Spill Area Near Santa Barbara

Video shows dolphins seemingly swimming in circles to avoid the oil slick surrounding them after a pipeline in the Santa Barbara area spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.

05/21/2015

A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Crews Using Lessons Learned From Massive Bay Spill

As the cleanup of a massive oil spill near Santa Barbara continues, crews are making use of some lessons learned after a big spill in San Francisco Bay several years ago.

05/21/2015

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Amid Record Drought, Group Of California Farmers Offer To Give Up 25 Percent Of Their Water

A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.

05/20/2015

Video posted to YouTube by the Turkey-based Sea Turtle Research Rescue and Rehabilitation Center shows a 3D printed titanium jaw on an injured sea turtle named Akut-3. (Source: YouTube)

Video Of Injured Sea Turtle’s 3D Printed Jaw After Collision With Boat Goes Viral

Video of an injured sea turtle getting a second chance at life thanks to a 3D printed titanium jaw is racking up thousands of views on YouTube.

05/20/2015

A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Public Urged To Stay Away From Santa Barbara Oil Spill As Crews Work To Minimize Environmental Impact

As the environmental impact from Tuesday’s oil spill near Santa Barbara grows dire, environmental groups are urging the public not to rush out to save wildlife afftected by the spill.

05/20/2015

Bob Sarlatte appears on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2013. (CBS)

Bay Area Comedian Bob Sarlatte Remembers David Letterman From Before ‘Late Show’ Days

A Bay Area comedian and frequent guest on The Late Show with David Letterman says Letterman’s longevity and success can be credited to being himself.

05/20/2015

Mountain lion tranquilized and captured near San Mateo (May 18th, 2015) Betty Yu

Man Who Shot Gun To Scare Off Mountain Lion During San Mateo Hunt Could Face Charges

A man could face charges for opening fire as wildlife officials searched backyards in San Mateo in the hunt for a mountain lion that was later tranquilized and captured Monday.

05/19/2015

About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach spreading along about four miles of beach within a few hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

9-Mile Oil Slick Coats Scenic Central California Coast After Pipeline Spill Near Santa Barbara

Oil floating off the California coast after a spill from a broken pipe now stretches about 9 miles.

05/19/2015