Environment

Bea Johnson's family has generated only this small jar of waste over the last 11 months. (CBS)

Mom From Minimalist Mill Valley Family Offers Tips For Zero-Waste Lifestyle

A Mill Valley family practices a minimalist lifestyle to say the least. The mom from this “zero-waste” lifestyle even makes her own makeup.

04/20/2015

Shore Cleanup

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers Remove More Than A Ton Of Garbage From Around Monterey Bay

Volunteers removed more than one and a half tons of garbage from around Monterey Bay Saturday.

04/19/2015

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Apple’s Chinese Solar Project, US Forest Conservation Gains Greenpeace Recognition

Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solarpower project and preserving 36,000 acres of “sustainable” timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

04/16/2015

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Radiant Meteor Shower With Chance For 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Happening Now

An April meteor shower known for uncommon surges of up 100 shooting stars per hour is on tap for the next few days.

04/14/2015

Solar panels on top of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

SolarCity, Nest Join Forces To Get More Homeowners To Install Solar Panels, Smart Thermostats

California already leads the nation in home solar installations, but now there’s a deal that could literally put sales through the roof.

04/13/2015

A bald eagle tends to its chick. (US EPA)

Banned Flame Retardant Still Making Bald Eagles Sick

A recent Michigan study shows bald eagles are being exposed to more toxins, including banned flame-retardant chemicals that were once commonly used in the manufacturing of furniture.

04/13/2015

San Francisco's Mountain Lake

First Native Species Introduced In SF Mountain Lake After Cleanup

Local volunteers and officials with the Presidio Trust released the first native species into Mountain Lake Monday after an extensive restoration and enhancement.

04/11/2015

Concrete damage in Oakland's Glen Echo Creek. (CBS SF)

Cement Spill in Oakland Hills Creek Worse Than Previously Thought

The cleanup is progressing, but Thursday night workers discovered another section of the creek is also contaminated.

04/10/2015

Gambusia affinis, more commonly known as mosquito fish, are seen swimming after being released in a neglected pool infested with mosquitos at a foreclosed home on June 29, 2012 in Pleasant Hill, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Blamed For State’s Second-Highest Year Of Human West Nile Virus Cases

There were more than 800 human cases of West Nile virus throughout the state in 2014, the second-highest year on record to date, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday.

04/09/2015

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Lake Tahoe Clarity Best Since 2002, Less Pollutant Runoff Due To Drought

Ongoing restoration efforts to reduce pollution along with California’s record drought have contributed to the best clarity in Lake Tahoe since the early 2000s.

04/07/2015

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