Environment

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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

OWL Binoculars

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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San Jose Group Offers Environmentally-Friendly Living Christmas Tree Rentals

If you’re still looking for a Christmas tree for the holidays, here’s an idea: rent one. A San Jose group is offering potted trees to people concerned about the environment.

12/19/2014

Toyota Mirai hydrogen-powered car. (CBS)

Despite Carbon Emissions Concerns, Car Makers Betting Big On Hydrogen Market

Hydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.

12/16/2014

BMW i3 Concept

Electric Cars May Not Be So Great For Environment, Study Shows

People who bought an electric car, thinking they were saving the environment, might be doing more harm than they think.

12/15/2014

The Bolt

2 San Francisco Entrepreneurs Build Prototype ‘Tesla’ Of Electric Bikes

In San Francisco, two moped-loving entrepreneurs with a common vision for green transportation, have built what they hope will become the Tesla of electric motorbikes in their garage.

12/05/2014

(CBS SF)

Make It Rain: Cloud Seeders Coaxing Water To Fall And Relieve California’s Drought

As California’s drought lingers on and reservoirs dry up, small planes are trying to coax the water to come down.

11/25/2014

Berkeley has approved a plan to place global warning labels on gas pumps. (350 Bay Area)

Berkeley Approves Plan For Global Warming Labels On Gas Pumps

The program is believed to be the first in the nation to address global warning at the gas pump and is expected to be rolled out early in 2015

11/19/2014

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