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Storm Showers, Rainy Weather, Even Lightning And Thunder Thursday Afternoon, Clear For Thanksgiving

The second in a triple header of weak storms to hit the Bay Area may hit harder than the first, bringing rain and even lightning and thunder to the region by Thursday afternoon.

11/20/2014

Ladybug. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Ladybugs Take Flight To East Bay Hills For Winter

Thousands upon thousands of ladybugs are taking flight in the East Bay hills.

11/19/2014

Berkeley has approved a plan to place global warning labels on gas pumps. (350 Bay Area)

Berkeley Approves Plan For Global Warming Labels On Gas Pumps

The program is believed to be the first in the nation to address global warning at the gas pump and is expected to be rolled out early in 2015

11/19/2014

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San Jose Water Company Could Pay $3 Million For Leak That Killed Threatened Fish

State water regulators have proposed a record-setting $3 million penalty against a San Jose water company for a leak of chemically treated drinking water that killed dozens of fish.

11/19/2014

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Berkeley Could Soon Add Global Warming Labels To Gas Pumps

In keeping tradition with its progressive history, the city of Berkeley could soon start slapping stickers on gas pumps to warn drivers that burning fuel contributes to global warming.

11/18/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Makes New Push To Stop Crude-By-Rail Deliveries Amid Concerns Over Derailments

Officials in Richmond are making a new push to stop trains carrying cargo that they say is a disaster waiting to happen.

11/18/2014

Valuable water resources in Antioch.

Drought: Valuable 100-Year-Old Water Rights Could Make Some East Bay Cities Rich

California’s pre-1914 water rights are not regulated. Even in drought years, whoever claimed the water first, gets it.

11/14/2014

A monarch butterfly alights on a milkweed.(SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Oakland Grassroots Movement To Plant Milkweed To Save Dwindling Monarch Butterfly Population

Pesky milkweeds have drawn the wrath of many a garden hoe. Now, there’s a movement in Oakland and across the nation not only to keep them alive, but plant even more, because Monarch butterflies depend on them.

11/13/2014

Crews dump poison into Mountain Lake in San Francisco's Presidio. (CBS)

Only In San Francisco: ‘Goldfish Amnesty’ Pond Planned After Poisoning Non-Native Fish In Mountain Lake

Crews have taken drastic measures alien invaders in Mountain Lake, in San Francisco’s Presidio. But to do that, they have to kill off every living thing in the water.

11/13/2014

Mavericks Invitational

Warning For Monster ‘Sneaker Waves’ At Bay Area Beaches As Super Typhoon Nuri’s Effects Linger

“Do not turn your back to the sea”–
Powerful “sneaker waves” and concurrent rip tides will create extremely dangerous conditions at Bay Area beaches Wednesday and Thursday as the remnants of Super Typhoon Nuri send powerful swells toward the California Coast, prompting the National Weather Service to declare a Beach Hazard Warning.

11/12/2014

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