Environment

Tom Steyer  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Global Green)

Bay Area Billionaire Environmentalist Battling 2016 GOP Hopefuls By Outing Them On Climate Change

A Bay Area billionaire environmentalist hopes to put GOP White House hopefuls on the climate-change “hot seat,” and give the Koch Brothers a run for their money.

04/07/2015

Desalination Plant

South Bay Politician Wants To Consider Desalinating Water Despite Environmental Concerns

Despite environmental concerns, the president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors says cities and counties should seriously consider using desalination technology to supply desperately needed drinking water.

04/06/2015

Water Consumption chart a

How Much Water Are You Really Consuming?

California is in a serious drought. It’s time to save water if only a gallon at a time. But did you know by giving up one steak dinner, you could take dozens of 10 minute hot showers? Here’s why.

04/02/2015

Lake Don Pedro in Stanislaus County. (CBS)

Sierra Foothills Community May Run Out Of Water This Summer

California’s drought has become so bad, a community in the Sierra Foothills may run out of water later this year.

04/01/2015

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Human Birth Control Chemical, BPA Cause Lower Fertility In Fish, Government Scientists Say

Newly-released research from U.S. government scientists found a chemical in birth control pills and the chemical BPA affects the fertility of fish. These chemicals often end up in waterways.

03/30/2015

Plastic straws picked up from the beaches in Bolinas over the span of a week in January 2015. (Photo Credit: Heather Itzla)

San Anselmo High School Students Urge Restaurants To Stop Using Plastic Straws

The “Straws Upon Request” campaign aims to replace plastic straws with compostable paper straws in an effort to help the environment.

03/25/2015

Pillar Point Bluff

Non-Profit Buys 21 Acres Along Seaside Bluff To Extend Coastside Public Hiking Trail

A nonprofit has announced the purchase of 21 acres that will complete a segment of the Coastal California Trail in San Mateo County.

03/22/2015

“Whale without a tail” on Sunday off Dana Point; photo by Mike Myers/Dana Wharf Whale Watching

VIDEO: Rare Sighting Of Whale Without Tail In Southern California

Had passengers aboard the Dana Pride not seen the gray whale surface and blow a plume of mist into the air, they would not have had any idea what they were looking at.

03/19/2015

A sea lion pup. (NOAA)

NOAA Says Warmer Pacific Could Be Behind Starving Sea Lion Pups, Warns Of Less Productive Ocean

Starving sea lion pups and seabirds up and down the West Coast this year may be part of a large-scale shift of the Pacific Ocean to warmer and less productive conditions, according to a new federal fisheries report.

03/17/2015

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California Expands Emergency Drought Rules; New Limits On Lawn Watering, Business Water Use

California water regulators have approved more restrictions on lawn watering and are adding new limits on water use by businesses as the drought persists.

03/17/2015

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