Environment

Reusable Grocery Bags (CBS)

Harvard Study: Reusable Grocery Bags May Make You More Likely To Buy Organic, Indulge In Junk Food

They’re good for the environment, but could your reusable shopping bag lead to weight gain? New research from Harvard may link links reusable bags to junk food.

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Lake Don Pedro in Stanislaus County. (CBS)

Small California Town Pays Hefty Price To Drill For Water During California Drought

The small town of La Grange sits right between a lake and a reservoir, still it’s about to run out of water. While they dig for a solution, it comes with a hefty price.

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2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

California Running Low On Green HOV Stickers For Plug-In Hybrids

California drivers who are interested in buying a plug-in hybrid to take advantage of driving solo in the carpool lane are running out of time to receive clean air stickers from the state.

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Oil covers rocks and sand at Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, May 19, 2015. An oil pipeline ruptured dumping oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, the US Coast Guard said. The spill was estimated at 21,000 gallons (80,000 liters) of oil, local media reported. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Pipeline Company Downgrades Estimated Amount Of Oil Spilled On California Coast

Plains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario.

05/25/2015

A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Crews Using Lessons Learned From Massive Bay Spill

As the cleanup of a massive oil spill near Santa Barbara continues, crews are making use of some lessons learned after a big spill in San Francisco Bay several years ago.

05/21/2015

A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Public Urged To Stay Away From Santa Barbara Oil Spill As Crews Work To Minimize Environmental Impact

As the environmental impact from Tuesday’s oil spill near Santa Barbara grows dire, environmental groups are urging the public not to rush out to save wildlife afftected by the spill.

05/20/2015

Chopper 5 over a flare at the Phillips Refinery in Rodeo on May 18, 2015. (CBS)

Flaring At Phillips Refinery In Rodeo Visible For Miles

Flaring at a refinery in the East Bay late Monday night was visible for miles and prompted many calls to the fire department.

05/18/2015

A crew from ZLC Corporation removes a pool from a Bay Area home. (CBS)

Drought Leading Growing Number Of Bay Area Homeowners To Ditch Backyard Swimming Pools

The built-in backyard swimming pool was once the epitome of suburban luxury. But now because of the drought and other factors, they are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

05/18/2015

Within a few years NASA hopes to fly a piloted X-plane, replacing the wings and engines of a Tecnam P2006T with electric-powered propellers.
(NASA Graphic)

NASA’s Electric Aircraft Could Revolutionize Your Work Commute

Planes could soon be ditching the jet fuel for electricity.

05/13/2015

Paul Elio inside his Elio's trunk (Photo: Elio Motors)

$6,800 Car Gets 84 Miles Per Gallon, But It’s Missing One Thing

A car that gets 84 miles per gallon and costs just $6800, yet is made in America might be the solution to every Bay Area road warrior’s problems, and it is on its way soon according to Elio Motors.

05/13/2015

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