Environment

Levi Strauss jeans hanging on display at a Levi's store (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Green Jeans? UC Berkeley Researchers Working On Environmentally-Friendly Indigo Dye

Not far from where jeans were first made, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley are reportedly working on dyes that make their familiar blue hue friendlier to the environment.

02/26/2015

Earth

Bay Area Scientists Find First Direct Evidence Of Human Activity Affecting Climate Change

A team of scientists from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory claim they have the first direct evidence of human activity affecting climate change.

02/26/2015

gray fox spotted in presidio

Gray Fox Spotted In San Francisco’s Presidio For First Time Since 2004

On the bluffs above Baker Beach, wildlife biologist Jonathan Young discovered a creature that surprised even him.

02/24/2015

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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