Environment

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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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

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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

Bettina Mok (center) helps SCA students practice setting up tents at Lake Temescal in Oakland. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Inspires Students To Connect With The Environment

As a young woman growing up in Oakland, this week’s Jefferson Award winner found purpose in her family hiking and camping trips. Today, she is working to build the next generation of conservation leaders through a unique program that introduces young adults to the world outdoors.

10/22/2014

San Francisco's Mountain Lake

Chemical To Wipe Out Invasive Fish Species At San Francisco Presidio Mountain Lake

After exhausting all their options, San Francisco conservationists are turning to a fish-killing chemical to try and rid a lake of invasive species.

10/18/2014

The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. (NASA)

Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst ‘Hot Spot’ In Nation

A small hot spot in California’s Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.

10/09/2014

An erradication team goes on a pot farm raid in the Six Rivers National Forest. (CBS)

Behind The Scenes View Of Humboldt Pot Raid Shows Environmental Wreckage From Illegal Marijuana Farms

Deep in Humboldt County’s Six Rivers National Forest, a team of law enforcement agents deploys choppers filled with agents to battle illegal marijuana grows and combat the environmental damage from massive pot farms.

09/26/2014

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bay Area Southwest Jets To Begin Using Sustainable Fuel From Twigs, Bark, Wood

The idea of your jet fuel coming from sawdust, twigs, bark, and wood biomass might seem odd, but Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has always done things a bit differently, and Wednesday announced that starting in 2016, jets flying from San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland would begin using a sustainable, low-carbon biofuel in addition to regular fuel.

09/25/2014

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