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A surfer goes into the water at Ocean Beach (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Southern Winds Producing Monsoonal Climate Also Warming Bay Area Coastal Waters

The same winds bringing the monsoonal moisture causing atypical summer weather in the Bay Area are also causing a phenomenon along the coast – making the water warmer.

07/22/2014

Clouds pass over the San Francisco skyline. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Monsoonal Flow Making For A Cloudy, Wet, Muggy July

The Bay Area summer weather has been rather atypical lately, with clouds, rain and even thunderstorms dotting the area and parts of Northern California, because of a monsoonal flow coming from the south.

07/21/2014

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Bay Area Government Agencies Make Largest Electric-Car Purchase In U.S.

More electric cars are coming to the Bay Area after the Metropolitan Transportation Commission made one of the largest purchases of electric cars in the nation.

07/09/2014

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Decrease Of Central Valley Tule Fog Leaves Farmers’ Future In The Mist

BERKELEY (KCBS) — Results of a new study reveal that tule fog–the dense ground fog that blankets the Central Valley during the winter months—has been steadily decreasing for the last 30 years.

05/22/2014

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Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Says California At ‘Epicenter of Climate Change’

Gov. Jerry Brown says California is at “the epicenter” of the effects of a warming planet as the state experiences longer fire seasons and more destructive wildland blazes.

05/19/2014

This glacier is in Drygalski Fjord on South Georgia Island's southeast coast. Glaciers move downhill at a very slow rate, reaching the water and extending over it. Eventually a piece will break off under its own weight, forming an iceberg. Global warming, which has impacted many Antarctic glaciers, has reduced this glacier's size significantly. (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

KCBS In Depth: Stanford Professer’s Plan For Combating Global Warming In California And 49 Other States

A Stanford researcher has 50 plans, one for each state, which map out how we become 100 percent powered by wind, water and sunlight by the year 2050.

05/19/2014

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California: Not Exactly The Golden State For Those In Their Golden Years

So just where is the best place for Americans to retire? Florida? California? The results of a new survey by Bankrate may surprise you.

05/05/2014

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Allergy Armageddon ‘Pollen Vortex’ Following Polar Vortex Will Not Hit West Coast

The West Coast has little to fear from the so-called “pollen vortex” of exploding allergens unleashed by the unusually cold and long polar vortex winter that plagued New York, Boston, and much of the northeastern United States.

04/21/2014

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Another Week Of Storms: Did It Make Any Difference? Rainfall Averages For Bay Area

After last week’s rain, how do cities stand on the verge of another wet week? Many areas still need over two feet of rain just to reach normal. Check your city to see how bad the drought still is.

03/31/2014

Hurricane Sandy Bears Down On U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coastline

From Drought, To Drenching? El Niño Likely To Return With Torrential Rain

Warmer ocean temperatures off the California coast–and the massive impact on local and global climate–could be coming again, with predictions indicating an El Niño is possible this year.

03/07/2014

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