kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Environment

Woodhouse Fish Company

Diners Can Eat Guilt-Free As 13 Groundfish Species Including Snapper, Sole, Lingcod Certified Sustainable

Bay Area fisherman and diners can celebrate and eat guilt-free as 13 groundfish species including red snapper, Dover sole and lingcod are certified as sustainable.

06/04/2014

Workers wash a van at a car wash on January 29, 2014 in San Francisco.  Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency for California as the state faces water shortfalls in what is expected to be the driest year in state history. Residents are being asked to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20%. Some counties are imposing mandatory reductions and banning the watering of lawns.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Think You’re Truly Green? Your Dirty Car Will Prove It As Drought Forces Lifestyle Changes

Washing your car not only racks up your water bill, but it’s wasteful, not environmentally friendly, and could even become illegal as the drought worsens, but the East Bay Municipal Utility District found a few ways to improve the century-old weekend chore.

05/30/2014

Bird-Friendly Wind Turbines

New Design May Reduce Bird Deaths In Wind Turbines On Altamont Pass

Each year, thousands of birds die each year because they fly into wind turbines on the Altamont Pass east of Livermore. New technology could help reduce the number of bird deaths.

05/23/2014

Microbeads found in soap. (CBS)

California Assembly Set To Vote On Banning ‘Microbeads’ In Skin Care Products

A proposal in the California State Assembly could mean changes to your favorite skin care products. The measure would ban “microbeads,” small pieces of plastic found in soaps and scrubs.

05/23/2014

A northern spotted owl. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Killing One Type Of Owl To Save Another In Northern California

Killing one species to save another sounds like a drastic solution, but that’s exactly what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing in California to protect the Spotted Owl from a predator that happens to be its distant cousin.

05/21/2014

This glacier is in Drygalski Fjord on South Georgia Island's southeast coast. Glaciers move downhill at a very slow rate, reaching the water and extending over it. Eventually a piece will break off under its own weight, forming an iceberg. Global warming, which has impacted many Antarctic glaciers, has reduced this glacier's size significantly. (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

KCBS In Depth: Stanford Professer’s Plan For Combating Global Warming In California And 49 Other States

A Stanford researcher has 50 plans, one for each state, which map out how we become 100 percent powered by wind, water and sunlight by the year 2050.

05/19/2014

Effects Of 1 Meter Of Sea Level Rise On San Francisco (Image Created From Map By Alex Tingle, FireTree.net)

Landmark Congressional Climate Change Report Predicts Rising Sea Levels For California, More Disastrous Weather

California to see increased sea levels, more catastrophic flooding, higher erosion, and a threat to drinking water according to a congressionally mandated climate change report.

05/06/2014

Gas is flared as waste from the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 22, 2014 near Buttonwillow, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

California Environmental Protection Agency Maps Areas Most Burdened By Pollution

The science-based tool used by state officials identifies the portions of the state that have higher pollution burdens and vulnerabilities than other areas, and therefore are most in need of assistance.

04/23/2014

Apple Challenge To Conventional Computer Design

Larry Magid: Earth Day Tech Tips

To mark this year’s Earth Day we’ve compiled a list of what tech users should be concerned about when it comes to the environment.

04/22/2014

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center

Environmentalists Protest Recycling Center Closures During SF Earth Day Breakfast At City Hall

As an Earth Day breakfast was under way Tuesday morning at San Francisco City Hall, a group of recyclers, environmentalists and other community advocates were protesting closures of community-based recycling centers.

04/22/2014

more

previous