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Members of the media preview the new iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad and an updated Apple TV.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Apple Ramping Up Eco-Friendly Efforts, Offering Free Gadget Recycling

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

04/21/2014

Vandals upended this Smart Car in San Francisco on the morning of April 7, 2014. (CBS)

Hooded Car-Tipping Vandals Flip Over Smart Cars In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — San Francisco police are looking for vandals tipped who flipped over three Smart Cars in two different neighborhoods early Monday morning.

04/07/2014

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Top Ways To Make An Office Green (And Save Money)

Going green in your office can do more than just create a healthier environment, it can also create a healthier bottom line.

03/24/2014

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

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