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Environment

Recology truck. (CBS)

Ex-Manager Alleges Recology Submitted False Claims For Payment From State’s Recycling Fund

San Francisco’s recycling company Recology claims to be the greenest in the nation. But a former supervisor said some of their recycling numbers were inflated when he was there, at the expense of California consumers who pay into the state’s CRV redemption fund.

02/26/2014

Racer 5 IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Company of Cloverdale. (CBS)

Deal With Local Brewer Helps Sonoma County Town Get Through Drought

California’s drought emergency has people looking for all kinds of solutions. A town in the North Bay is getting some help, thanks to beer.

02/20/2014

Gas pump in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Top California Democrat Proposes Fuel Tax

The state Senate leader is proposing a tax on consumer fuel purchases of gasoline, oil, diesel, ethanol and natural gas, with the money raised diverted to transit projects and households of a certain income level.

02/20/2014

Tesla Model S. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Motors Shares Soar On Results, Outlook

Tesla Motors Inc. shares soared in extended trading after the electric car maker delivered a strong fourth-quarter performance and said that it expects sales of its vehicles to increase sharply this year.

02/19/2014

Empty water bottles (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislators Tweaking Proposal To Ban Sale Of Plastic Water Bottles In San Francisco

Legislation in San Francisco to ban the sale of water in plastic bottles is undergoing some tweaks since the City’s Small Business Commission has been vocal about their serious reservations about the proposal.

02/17/2014

Lake Mendocino. (CBS)

Massive Water Release From Lake Mendocino Under Scrutiny Amid Drought

While rain is finally in the forecast, California’s water situation remains bleak. Residents who rely on Lake Mendocino for water are questioning the government’s decision to drain part of the lake for flood control, despite dry conditions.

02/04/2014

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

California Snowpack Only 12 Percent Of Normal

State surveyors checking California’s snowpack say a recent storm brought little help, and that snow levels in the Sierra Nevada are dangerously low.

01/30/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF’s Mayor Lee Looks To Feds For Water Infrastructure Help

San Francisco officials are looking at how the city can better use recycled water as supplies steadily dwindle and Mayor Ed Lee, who’s still in Washington, D.C. after last night’s State of the Union address, said he’s seeking federal assistance for infrastructure.

01/29/2014

Hetch Hetchy

San Francisco Asks Its Water Customers To Cut Usage By 10 Percent

After Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency for California’s drought last week, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is asking customers to cut back water usage by ten percent.

01/28/2014

(Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Lack Of Rainfall A Life And Death Matter For Wildlife Creeping Into Backyards

The state-wide drought is not just impacting humans. Wildlife Emergency Services in Moss Landing says they’re getting some out of the ordinary phone calls about wild animals venturing into urban areas in a desperate search for food and water.

01/27/2014

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