(Ivan Lieman/AFP/Getty Images)

Elephants Get New Home In Oregon To Socialize With Others After 20-Years At Six Flags In Vallejo

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this week transported its two remaining resident elephants to a drive-through wildlife park in Oregon, officials said Tuesday.

02/24/2015

gray fox spotted in presidio

Gray Fox Spotted In San Francisco’s Presidio For First Time Since 2004

On the bluffs above Baker Beach, wildlife biologist Jonathan Young discovered a creature that surprised even him.

02/24/2015

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Climate Change May Eliminate World Famous Santa Cruz Surf, USGS Study Finds

In Santa Cruz, it’s an understatement to call surfing a way of life. The dramatic coastline, the fingerprint of the sea floor, and the swells of the Pacific Ocean deliver world class breaks like clockwork.

02/24/2015

(NASA)

NASA To Study Mysterious ‘Magnetic Explosions’ Between Earth, Sun That Unleash Dangerous X-Rays

Earth and the Sun may be 93 million miles apart, but cosmic explosions between the two celestial spheres occur often and with devastating effects–unleashing waves of radiation and disrupting GPS communications, and it is with this danger in mind that next month, NASA will launch four “Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission” satellites, studying these “magnetic reconnections” and better predicting the consequences of these cosmic phenomena.

02/24/2015

A school of bluefin tuna. (NOAA)

West Coast Scientists Fishing For Solutions To Bluefin Tuna Overfishing

In the San Francisco Bay Area, no matter how you slice it, we’re wild about raw fish. But we have a big problem: We love this fish so much that we’re eating it into extinction.

02/23/2015

A gray whale's flukes. (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Whale Sighting In San Francisco Bay Prompts Coast Guard Warning To Ferry Operators

The U.S. Coast Guard warned ferry operators in San Francisco Bay and other boaters Monday to be on the lookout for a whale that was spotted in the bay.

02/23/2015

A Walnut Creek man's backyard was turned into a mud pit by a burst EBMUD water pipe. (CBS)

Burst 87-Inch Aqueduct Sends 500,000 Gallons Of Water Into Walnut Creek Backyard

A leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.

02/22/2015

Joshua Tree National Park occupies part of California's Mojave Desert. Congress passed a law in 1994 changing its designation from a national monument to national park. The park - about the size of Rhode Island - is mostly wilderness, inhabited by lizards, ground squirrels, bighorn sheep and coyotes. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock.com)

Plan For Free Admission To National Parks For 4th Graders, Their Families To Be Unveiled

President Barack Obama is turning a historic South Side neighborhood in Chicago into a national monument Thursday, in a visit that also could provide a political lift to the city’s mayor.

02/19/2015

A sick sea lion pup at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California on February 19, 2015. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Rising Ocean Temperatures The Likely Cause For More Than 100 Sea Lions Pups Needing Care At Marine Mammal Center In Sausalito

Ocean temperatures are 2-5 degrees above normal near the Channel Islands, meaning fish are moving to warmer waters and adult sea lions are having to travel further for food.

02/19/2015

Trains carrying tankers of Bakken crude oil (Jeffery Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Crude Oil-By-Rail Shipments Halted After Price Per Barrel Drops Sharply

The low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.

02/17/2015

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