Environment

San Francisco City Hall (credit: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Drought Hypocrisy: San Francisco Using Drinking Water To Heat City Hall, Other Buildings

The people who want us to use less water are part of a system that could be among the biggest water wasters in San Francisco. That system is in hot water, because of hot water.

04/23/2015

Greg Dalton carries garbage in his backpack as part of the "Trash On Your Back Challenge." (CBS)

Earth Day Challenge Asks People To Carry Trash Around With Them

How much trash do you throw away in a day? You might be surprised, especially if you had to carry it along.

04/22/2015

A welcome message is displayed on the dashboard of a 2010 Toyota Prius.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study Finds Growing Number Of Hybrid Drivers Trading In Fuel-Sipping Cars For SUVs

Lower gas prices could be leading to drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles to trade in their cars for conventional vehicles, including SUVs, according to an analysis from auto research website Edmunds.com.

04/22/2015

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Lost Sea Lion Pup Waddles Into Backseat Of Patrol Car Near Fort Bragg

Sheriff’s deputies rescued an unusually friendly sea lion pup found waddling along a dark Mendocino highway.

04/22/2015

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California Officials Proposing Higher Electricity Rates For Households That Consume Less

California households that use the least electricity would start paying more for it, under a proposal put before state utility regulators on Tuesday intended to bring the prices charged for electricity more in line with its actual costs.

04/22/2015

A lawn being watered in Pleasanton. (CBS)

Pleasanton Approves Steep Fines Against Water Wasters

On Tuesday night, the city council voted to reinstate heavy fines against people who don’t cut their water bills 25 percent below what they used in 2013.

04/22/2015

Bea Johnson's family has generated only this small jar of waste over the last 11 months. (CBS)

Mom From Minimalist Mill Valley Family Offers Tips For Zero-Waste Lifestyle

A Mill Valley family practices a minimalist lifestyle to say the least. The mom from this “zero-waste” lifestyle even makes her own makeup.

04/20/2015

Shore Cleanup

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers Remove More Than A Ton Of Garbage From Around Monterey Bay

Volunteers removed more than one and a half tons of garbage from around Monterey Bay Saturday.

04/19/2015

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Apple’s Chinese Solar Project, US Forest Conservation Gains Greenpeace Recognition

Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solarpower project and preserving 36,000 acres of “sustainable” timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

04/16/2015

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Radiant Meteor Shower With Chance For 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Happening Now

An April meteor shower known for uncommon surges of up 100 shooting stars per hour is on tap for the next few days.

04/14/2015

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