kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Environment

(CBS)

Study Says Beef Worse For Environment Than Pork, Poultry

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, according to a new study.

07/21/2014

Instead of using plastic bottles, Boxed Water is Better is packaged in a paper carton. (CBS)

Move Over Bottles, Water Packaged In Boxes Is Eco-Friendly Alternative

Over growing environmental concerns, bottled water is receiving a bad rap. A company based in the Midwest is selling an alternative that claims to be more eco-friendly: water in a box.

07/18/2014

Red-legged frog, California's official state amphibian. (CBS)

Threatened California Red-Legged Frog Named State Amphibian

California has plenty of emblems such as the bear, the quail, and the redwood. Now, the state has recognized the threatened California red-legged frog as the official state amphibian.

07/17/2014

Lady Gaga Sets Twitter Record

Lady Gaga Releases PSA Urging Californians To Save Water During Drought

Back in March, Lady Gaga took some flack from water conservationists when she filmed in Hearst Castle’s famed swimming pool, which required it to be drained after. Gaga responded by pledging to participate in a PSA for California Department of Water Resources.

07/16/2014

A general view during the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park on April 24, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

AT&T Park Reclaims Title As Most Vegetarian-Friendly Ballpark By PETA

San Francisco’s AT&T Park has reclaimed its position as the most vegetarian-friendly ballpark in the nation, according to an annual survey of Major League Baseball stadiums by PETA.

07/14/2014

Black Bear Cub and Mother

7th Tahoe Bear Captured In 10 Days; 1 Euthanized

Wildlife officials have captured their 7th bear in the past 10 days at Lake Tahoe, where experts are predicting lingering drought will prompt an uptick in bear problems the rest of the year.

07/11/2014

Two Tesla Model S cars are displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Tax Incentives That Would Benefit Tesla Battery Plant

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he signed legislation that creates a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin and includes similar tax incentives designed to benefit California-based electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc.

07/10/2014

(Getty Images)

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

water faucet

California May Impose Mandatory Water Restrictions, $500 Fines For Wasters During Record Drought

Drought ravaged California could be on the brink of mandatory water restrictions on water use, with fines of up to $500 a day for those who don’t comply.

07/09/2014

Artifacts at the Lake Oroville Visitors' Center. (CBS)

Looters Take Historic Artifacts From Northern California’s Lake Oroville

With water levels dropping at Northern California rivers and reservoirs, historic and prehistoric artifacts can be found up and down the state. But be warned, unearthing artifacts in the area could be a felony.

07/08/2014

more