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San Jose Group Offers Environmentally-Friendly Living Christmas Tree Rentals

If you’re still looking for a Christmas tree for the holidays, here’s an idea: rent one. A San Jose group is offering potted trees to people concerned about the environment.

12/19/2014

Toyota Mirai hydrogen-powered car. (CBS)

Despite Carbon Emissions Concerns, Car Makers Betting Big On Hydrogen Market

Hydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.

12/16/2014

BMW i3 Concept

Electric Cars May Not Be So Great For Environment, Study Shows

People who bought an electric car, thinking they were saving the environment, might be doing more harm than they think.

12/15/2014

The Bolt

2 San Francisco Entrepreneurs Build Prototype ‘Tesla’ Of Electric Bikes

In San Francisco, two moped-loving entrepreneurs with a common vision for green transportation, have built what they hope will become the Tesla of electric motorbikes in their garage.

12/05/2014

(CBS SF)

Make It Rain: Cloud Seeders Coaxing Water To Fall And Relieve California’s Drought

As California’s drought lingers on and reservoirs dry up, small planes are trying to coax the water to come down.

11/25/2014

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

(David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

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

(Photo by Max Whittaker/Prime for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Drought Sucking California’s $5 Billion Rice Harvest Dry

California’s deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that’s bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.

10/29/2014

(Jeffrey Weston Lotz/Creative Commons)

Deadly Citrus Tree Pest Found For First Time In Bay Area

The California Department of Food and Agriculture detected the first incidence in the Bay Area of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Oct. 6. The pest causes a disease that kills citrus trees.

10/24/2014

Some of the Halloween items identified as having toxic chemicals. (HealthyStuff.org)

Environmental Group Warns Of Toxics In Halloween Costumes, Bags, Accessories

An environmental group has issued a warning about kids’ Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat bags found with what the group claims are elevated levels of toxic chemicals.

10/23/2014

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