Environment

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Lake Tahoe’s Tiniest Creatures Disappearing At Alarming Rate

Researchers at Lake Tahoe are trying to figure out why some of the tiniest creatures and plants at the bottom of the alpine lake appear to be disappearing at an alarming rate.

01/19/2015

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20th Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Alert Of The Season Declared For Saturday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued the 20th winter spare the air alert of the season for Saturday, the agency said Friday. It’s the third consecutive alert this week.

01/17/2015

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No Bay Area Spare The Air Alert For Tuesday, Wood Burning Still Discouraged

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking the public to voluntarily forego burning wood or other solid fuels on Tuesday, but it’s not mandatory.

01/12/2015

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Central Valley Water District Strikes Deal With Feds Over Contaminated Irrigation Project

A Central Valley water district that is the country’s largest says it has reached a deal with the federal government in a decades-long dispute over thousands of acres of contaminated land.

01/11/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

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GRAPHIC: Top Bay Area Counties With The Most Illegal Wood Burning Complaints

As the Bay Area is on track to meet last year’s record of 11 Spare the Air days in a row, neighbors are complaining more than last year about alleged wood burning offenders.

01/08/2015

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Safeway Fined $10M For Illegally Dumping Electronics, Pharmaceuticals In California Landfills

The Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.

01/06/2015

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First Spare The Air Days Announced For 2015

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Friday and Saturday as the first Spare the Air days for smog in 2015.

01/01/2015

Used styrofoam cups are seen on the streets. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Styrofoam Ban Starts In January For San Jose Restaurants, Markets

Local restaurants, markets and street food vendors in San Jose will no longer be using foam and Styrofoam containers for food and beverages starting in the new year.

12/30/2014

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High-Tech Binoculars On Marin County Trail Simulate Bay Vistas After Decades Of Global Warming

Sophisticated software-enhanced binoculars installed on the Marin County shoreline will let viewers envision the San Pablo Bay after decades of global warming and rising sea levels.

12/27/2014

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