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CHOMP! Pitcher Plant (credit: R. Del Rosario/CBS Local)

Man-Eating Plants Take Over Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory of Flowers

Don’t expect “Audrey II” to greet you at this popular exhibit in Golden Gate Park…

04/10/2014

Marijuana plants found growing in Henry Coe State Park. (Source: Santa Clara County Sheriff)

10,000 Marijuana Plants Found Growing In State Park Near Gilroy

Authorities say they’ve found 10,000 marijuana plants growing in a California state park.

07/11/2013

A 3-alarm fire tore through a warehouse on Oakland's Auto Row, exposing a marijuana grow operation.

Police To Search Oakland Warehouse Where Pot Plants Found During Fire

Oakland police plan on searching a commercial building where firefighters responding to a blaze found at least 100 marijuana plants.

05/20/2012

Vandals damaged more than 7,000 plants at a community garden located inside Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. (Francis Mendoza / CBS)

Vandals Damage Thousands Of Plants At Candlestick Point

Officials at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area said vandals are responsible for destroying thousands of native plants and equipment at the state park, which is scheduled to be closed in July.

04/25/2012

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49ers Santa Clara Stadium To Have ‘Green’ Theme

CEO Jed York said he sees it as a functionally green stadium.

04/22/2012

(Photo credit by CBS SF)

Garden Sprouts Up At Former Occupy Oakland Encampment

The protesters are now building a garden where tents once stood near Oakland City Hall.

11/20/2011

Hordeum murinum, a common source of foxtails in many areas

Animal Update: Foxtails

Foxtails are sprouting again. These plants are a real problem for pets during the spring and summer months. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/29/2011

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State To Combat Invasive Weed Choking Contra Costa Delta

Boaters and swimmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta are finally getting some help from the state in removing a non-native plant that is flourishing uncontrollably.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/16/2011

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San Jose Students’ Experiment Hosted On Space Station

The first science experiment on the International Space Station designed by San Jose high school students is smaller than a shoe box, but could lead to answers about how astronauts will someday feed themselves on long space flights.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/27/2011

Flames seen billowing from a stack during a prior incident at the Tesoro Refinery. (CBS)

Chemical Accidents Decline In Contra Costa

Contra Costa County, which has the highest concentration of petro-chemical plants in Northern California, has seen a significant decline in serious chemical accidents over the last few years.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/25/2011

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