Environment

A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

1,200 Apply Early To Join Cal Fire Force For Upcoming Wildfire Season

While the calendar says February, Cal Fire is getting an early start on making sure it has enough staff to battle this year’s wildfires.

02/17/2015

Starving Pelican

Emaciated Pelicans Wander Monterey Bay Shores In Desperate Search For Food

First it was starving baby sea lions wandering ashore and now pelicans are turning up in some unusual places looking for food.

02/17/2015

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Ready For A Green Job? Environmental Economy Employs Over 2.7 Million Workers

Jill Schlesinger has tips on working in the environmental field.

02/13/2015

Gas Prices

Shell Says Oil Leak In Bay Near Martinez Refinery Was Result Of Tests On The Line

Approximately two barrels of oil leaked into the Bay near the Martinez Shell refinery on Tuesday. According to the company, the leak was the result of tests being conducted on the line.

02/11/2015

2015 Nissan Leaf (Nissan)

PG&E Looks To Build 25,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Over 5 Years

PG&E filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday to build roughly 25,000 new electric vehicle charging stations across Northern and Central California over a five-year period.

02/10/2015

Venado, Bay Area Rain

13.68 Inches Of Rain Falls On Little-Known North Bay Town During Latest Storm

The Bay Area received some impressive rain over the last few days. One of the wettest spots is a place many people probably haven’t heard of.

02/09/2015

A school of bluefin tuna. (NOAA)

Rapidly Rising Mercury Levels In Yellowfin Tuna Revealed

Yellowfin tuna, marketed as Ahi, is already on the Natural Resources Defense Council’s list as a high-mercury fish that should be eaten sparingly or avoided altogether. But results from a new study reveals those mercury levels have been rising by nearly 4 percent annually over a ten year period.

02/04/2015

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If Drought Persists, California May Dam 3 Sacramento Delta Channels To Protect Drinking Water

State water officials say they may dam parts of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in an emergency measure to protect freshwater used by millions of Californians.

01/26/2015

Smoggy Air

Sunday Marks Bay Area’s 22nd Spare The Air Alert This Season

The alert puts into effect a ban on burning wood, manufactured fire logs and other solid fuels for 24 hours.

01/25/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mysterious Goo Killing Birds Turns Up In Foster City

A mystery gunk coating Bay Area birds and killing them started in the East Bay, but the problem may now be spreading to new places around the Bay Area.

01/20/2015

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