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San Jose Fire Department truck

SJFD Says Greener Fire Station Design Hampers San Jose Response Times

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — The sleek, new eco-friendly design of updated San Jose fire stations is making it more challenging for crews to meet their response time goals, according to fire officials. “They’re built […]

03/18/2014

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Streetlights Go From Yellow To White, But Green Option Hurts Bay Area Astronomers

The dim, yellow bulbs that have lit up the city’s streets for years are being replaced with cheaper, brighter LED lights. Astronomers say that change is making their work harder.

03/05/2014

An installation of Bloom Energy servers called the 'Bloom Box' are seen in service at the eBay headquarters February 24, 2010 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sunnyvale Green Energy Firm Fined For Underpaying Workers From Mexico

Bloom Energy Corp. has been paying 14 workers brought to the United States from Chihuahua, Mexico the equivalent of $2.66 per hour for refurbishing work performed at the company headquarters in Sunnyvale.

02/04/2013

plastic bottles

ConsumerWatch: Levi Strauss To Begin Selling Jeans Made With Recycle Plastic

Levi Strauss, San Francisco’s jeans makers, is now making “green” jeans with materials straight from the recycling bin.

10/26/2012

The new MacBook Pro is displayed in a case following the keynote address at the Apple 2012 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Moscone West on June 11, 2012. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Changes Course, Returns To Environmental Ratings List

Apple Inc. has said it has put its products back on an environmental ratings registry, saying it made a mistake in removing them from the list.

07/13/2012

A biodegradable casket. (CBS)

Environmentalist Targets Funeral Industry To Decrease ‘Final Footprint’

If you’ve spent your life treading lightly on the environment, you’ll probably want to give some thought to the impact of your death. Many Californians are going with burials – with a twist – so they can remain green to the grave.

06/12/2012

A PG&E SmartMeter (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Marin Residents Facing July Deadline To Pick Power Provider

Marin county residents have an important decision to make in the next few weeks. Consumers are being asked to decide if they want to continue buying their power from PG&E, or switch to Marin Clean Energy, a program offered by the Marin Energy Authority, that offers more power from renewable sources at a few dollars more a month.

05/29/2012

A power cable from a vehicle charging station is seen plugged into the side of a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid August 25, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Electric Cars The Greenest In The Country

It turns out that location, location, location isn’t just important in real estate, according to a new study, it also plays an important role in determining how green your electric car really is.

04/17/2012

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Fodor’s Names SFO One Of World’s Top Seven Airports

The internationally renowned travel company highlighted SFO’s award-winning museum program, its eclectic food and beverage options, the new Yoga Room…

04/02/2012

Nissan Leaf Electric Car. (Nissan)

San Jose Ups Number Of Electric Car Charging Stations

As gas prices continue to climb steadily, so are electric car sales, and this has Bay Area cities gearing up for a driving revolution.

03/28/2012

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