Environment

Crickets ready to be turned into flour. (CBS SF)

Insect Protein Bars On The Rise With Psychology-Based Marketing

Insect protein could be a cutting edge source of nutrition. But if the insect protein movement wants to win hearts and minds, it has to start with taste buds.

05/27/2015

Eucalyptus Grove

Oakland Moves Forward With Plan To Remove Trees In Hills Deemed A Fire Hazard

Despite resistance from neighbors, the City of Oakland took a big step Tuesday night to prevent another big fire like the one that devastated the Oakland Hills in 1991.

05/27/2015

Reusable Grocery Bags (CBS)

Harvard Study: Reusable Grocery Bags May Make You More Likely To Buy Organic, Indulge In Junk Food

They’re good for the environment, but could your reusable shopping bag lead to weight gain? New research from Harvard may link links reusable bags to junk food.

05/26/2015

Lake Don Pedro in Stanislaus County. (CBS)

Small California Town Pays Hefty Price To Drill For Water During California Drought

The small town of La Grange sits right between a lake and a reservoir, still it’s about to run out of water. While they dig for a solution, it comes with a hefty price.

05/26/2015

Solar panels.  (CBS)

California’s Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income Homes

A new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.

05/26/2015

2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

California Running Low On Green HOV Stickers For Plug-In Hybrids

California drivers who are interested in buying a plug-in hybrid to take advantage of driving solo in the carpool lane are running out of time to receive clean air stickers from the state.

05/26/2015

A dead whale on a Sonoma County beach. (Courtesy: California Parks Department)

No Way To Determine Cause Of Death For Whale That Washed Up In Sonoma County

The carcass of a 28-foot juvenile gray whale is too decomposed to determine why it became stranded Sunday on Portuguese Beach on the Sonoma Coast, the Marine Mammal Center’s head veterinarian said Tuesday morning.

05/26/2015

Flooding Road in Healdsburg

Flooding In Texas, Oklahoma Fueling Hope That California’s Drought Will Soon End

Years of extreme drought may be coming to an end in Texas and Oklahoma as heavy rains caused deadly flooding, and it’s fueling hope that California’s drought may soon come to an end as well.

05/25/2015

Man carries his son in his arms during a daily walk at his property in  Queensland, Australia that suffered from the country's longest drought on record. Almost 80% of the region was affected. The government approved emergency drought relief to assist eligible farmers. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

California Seeks Drought Solutions From Australia, World’s Driest Inhabited Continent

Desperate for solutions, Californians have taken a keen interest in how Australia coped with its “Big Dry,” a torturous drought that stretched across the millennium, from the late 1990s through 2012.

05/25/2015

"Bengal" the cat survived a run-in with a bobcat near Half Moon Bay. (CBS)

House Cat Survives Bobcat Attack Outside Home In San Mateo County

Game wardens are on the hunt for a bobcat that attacked a house cat in San Mateo County.

05/24/2015