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Flames seen illuminating the steam cloud during a flare-up on December 18th, 2014 (CBS)

Flare At Richmond’s Chevron Refinery Visible For Miles, Puts Neighbors On Edge

A flare due to depressurizing equipment at the Chevron refinery in Richmond lit up the sky Thursday evening, causing a stir on social media.

12/18/2014

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New $113M Peninsula Groundwater Project To Help Millions Of Bay Area Residents During Drought, Major Earthquake

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reached an agreement Tuesday night with two San Mateo County cities and a San Jose-based water company that is expected to benefit 2.6 million Bay Area residents, SFPUC officials announced Wednesday.

12/18/2014

San Jose Hotel Parking Lot

Wettest Start To December In Bay Area History: 736% Of Normal Rainfall In San Jose, 424% In San Francisco

If you’re thinking, “It’s never rained like this in December before”, you are absolutely right. As of Wednesday night, this is the wettest start to a December in Bay Area history, with weather records dating back to before the Civil War.

12/17/2014

Toyota Mirai hydrogen-powered car. (CBS)

Despite Carbon Emissions Concerns, Car Makers Betting Big On Hydrogen Market

Hydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.

12/16/2014

A car drives through a flooded street in San Jose on December 11, 2014. (CBS)

Storm Gives San Jose 3rd Wettest Day On Record, 11th Wettest In San Francisco

Thursday’s major storm that pounded the Bay Area will go down in the record books as one of the wettest days in the region in more than a decade.

12/12/2014

Kayaking in the flooded Healdsburg Safeway parking lot, December 11th, 2014

PHOTOS: The 43 Most Powerful Images Of The 2014 Bay Area Storm

It’s being called #HellaStorm in typical NorCal lingo, and #Stormageddon, albeit sarcastically, but the storm mentioned as the potential “Storm of the Decade” delivered Thursday, flooding homes and businesses, plunging over 100,000 into darkness, delivering waves of nearly 30 feet to Mavericks, winds above 135 miles per hour in the Sierra, and rainfall of several inches. At the peak, 6.6 million Bay Area residents were under an emergency flash flood warning, and the Russian River is still forecast to rise 32 feet by Friday.

12/11/2014

High Winds And Large Waves Hit The North West Coast Of The UK And Northern Ireland  December 10th, 2014 (Photo:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

It Could Be Worse: ‘Storm Of The Century,’ ‘Weather Bomb’ Hitting Britain

While the Bay Area braces for what is forecast to be the biggest storm in 6 years, if not 16 years, any hyperbole is nothing compared to what the UK is facing in a storm called the “Storm of the Century,” and a “Weather Bomb” packing 40-50 foot waves (that’s over 15 meters for Anglophiles), and 70-80 mile per hour winds.

12/10/2014

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Warmer Ocean Temperatures Could Strengthen Bay Area Storm Before It Arrives

While a major storm won’t arrive for another day, officials with the National Weather Service said warmer ocean temperatures could make the storm stronger before it arrives.

12/09/2014

Rain, umbrellas, weather, storm

Storm Watches, Advisories Out Early As ‘Close To Sure Thing’ Storm Zeroes In On Bay Area

The National weather service has issued 15 warnings for the Bay Area, more than a day ahead of a powerful storefront expected to dump heavy rain on the region.

12/09/2014

Teaching Garden

Bay Area Non-Profit Helping Build Sustainable Food Sources Through School Gardens

A Bay Area non-profit aims to get people to think about where their food is grown, and spread knowledge about sustainable farming.

12/07/2014

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