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Timelapse Video: Highest, Lowest King Tides Of Year Drain Bay

The King Tides that inundated low-lying areas around the bay on January 19th, 20th, and 21st also brought the reciprocal lowest tides possible, as shown in this timelapsed towercam video showing the water draining away from pier along the Embarcadero, from noon to 6 p.m.

01/22/2015

A grove of redwood trees (CBS)

Climate Change A Leading Factor As California Loses Half Of All Large Trees, Study Finds

Over the last 85 years, California has seen more than half of its large trees vanish, according to the a publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

01/22/2015

A Dunlin, a very small shorebird, is washed of a mystery contaminant at the San Francisco Bay Center. (Cheryl Reynolds/International Bird Rescue)

Death Toll From Mystery Goo Reaches 200 Birds; Substance Still Unknown

An unidentified sticky substance found on seabirds in the East Bay and Peninsula since Friday has killed about 200 birds, while more than 250 others are receiving care, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Wednesday.

01/21/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

Wild Turkey (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

01/21/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mysterious Goo Killing Birds Turns Up In Foster City

A mystery gunk coating Bay Area birds and killing them started in the East Bay, but the problem may now be spreading to new places around the Bay Area.

01/20/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mystery Goo Now Blamed For Killing At Least 80 East Bay Shorebirds

Wildlife experts are still tying to identify a mystery substance that has covered and killed at least 80 birds on the East Bay shoreline.

01/20/2015

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Bay Area Elephant Seals Travel Farther Than Once Thought After 2 Found Near Russia

Researchers tracking elephant seals off the Northern California coast say they have discovered the animals travel much farther than once thought.

01/19/2015

lake tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s Tiniest Creatures Disappearing At Alarming Rate

Researchers at Lake Tahoe are trying to figure out why some of the tiniest creatures and plants at the bottom of the alpine lake appear to be disappearing at an alarming rate.

01/19/2015

Bufflehead Contaminated

Dozens Of Shorebirds In East Bay Found Coated With Mysterious Goo; 20 Dead, 89 Affected

Wildlife officials have a mystery on their hands after dozens of shorebirds in the East Bay were found covered with a strange gooey substance this week.

01/18/2015

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