Billions of pounds of plastic and other pollutants end up in the ocean every year. Sharon Chin introduces Shell Cleave, this week's Jefferson Award Winner who founded a nonprofit to help clean it up.

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Founder Of Sea Hugger Helping To Clean Up Marine Environments In Half Moon Bay, South AfricaBillions of pounds of plastic and other pollutants end up in the ocean every year. Sharon Chin introduces Shell Cleave, this week's Jefferson Award Winner who founded a nonprofit to help clean it up.
Lake Oroville Dropping Fast, Nears Lowest Level in HistoryThe water level at Lake Oroville in Butte County is dropping about a foot a day. (7-23-21)
Migratory Western Monarch Butterflies Hit by Climate Change, Habitat ImpactsA coalition of scientists and conservation experts have joined forces to try to extend a helping hand to these iconic butterflies. Brian Hackney reports. (7-22-21)
San Francisco Mulls Installing Sidewalk Trash Receptacles Costing $20 K EachThe city of San Francisco wants to replace green trash cans with bigger, "smart" ones. The prototype being considered will cost taxpayers about $20,000 per can. Kenny Choi reports. (7-22-21)
Forecast Shows Wildfire Smoke Turning Toward Bay AreaWildfires burning in California, Oregon and western Nevada could impact the Bay Area this weekend. Team coverage. (7-22-21)
Families Forced Out After Antioch Vegetation Fire Spreads To ApartmentsMore than a dozen families were displaced Wednesday after a vegetation fire broke out in Antioch and spread to a nearby apartment complex. Andrea Nakano reports. (7/21/21)
Vegetation Fire In Antioch Spreads To Apartment Building, Burns 2 CarsA vegetation fire that broke out in Antioch Wednesday afternoon spread to a nearby apartment complex and burned at least two vehicles. (7/21/21)
Controversial Tassajara Parks Subdivision Near Danville Approved; Water Questions RemainContra Costa County Supervisors voted Tuesday to allow a controversial housing development near Danville. But questions remain about how water will be supplied to the nearly 130 homes that would be built. John Ramos reports. (7/13/21)
Drought Emergency: Wells Run Dry For Some In Central ValleyThe oppressive heat mixed with an ongoing California drought is leaving some residents without running water. Stephanie Elam reports. (7/12/21)
Despite a Coal Ban in Oakland, Developer Leverages Proposed Facility Against CityDespite a years-long city ban on coal storage and handling in Oakland, the developer behind a proposed coal terminal on former Oakland Army Base land has not given up. Andria Borba reports. (7-8-21)
Heat Wave in Santa Cruz Mountains Puts Fire Crews on High AlertHoping to escape the heat wave by heading to the "cool" Santa Cruz Mountains? Not this weekend. Kiet Do reports. (7-8-21)
Petaluma Lags in Meeting Water-Saving TargetPeople in Sonoma County have been cutting back on their water to help with the drought but one city can't seem to keep up. Wilson Walker reports. (7-8-21)
Drought Emergency: Contra Costa Water Approves 10% Voluntary CutbackThe Contra Costa Water District board voted Wednesday night to ask customers to reduce water use by 10%. Meanwhile, customers are raising concerns about another change that is literally leaving a bad taste in people’s mouths. Katie Nielsen reports. (7/7/21)
Work Begins On Massive 10-Year Project To Rebuild Anderson Reservoir Near Morgan HillFlanked by members of Congress and local leaders, the Santa Clara Valley Water District broke ground on a ten-year, $575 million project that will reduce the risk of flooding and help Anderson Reservoir withstand a major earthquake. Devin Fehely reports. (7/7/21)
Antioch Builds Water Desalination Facility at Edge of DeltaA desalination plant outside Antioch is set to start operation in a couple years but previous California cities' experiences with de-salted seawater are mixed. Brian Hackney reports. (7-1-21)
Bay Area Authorities Beef Up Patrols, Fireworks Crackdowns As 4th Of July LoomsWith conditions across the Bay Area very dry, authorities across the region are ramping up patrols and illegal fireworks crackdowns ahead of the 4th of July holiday. Katie Nielsen reports. (6/30/21)
After Banning Outdoor Irrigation Healdsburg Offers Free Recycled WaterAfter imposing a strict ban on outdoor irrigation Healdsburg is offering free recycled water. John Ramos tells us the community is helping to make it happen.
Drought Emergency: Barrier Put Up In Delta To Keep Salt Water OutAmid a worsening drought, crews are busy putting up a man-made barrier in the delta near Oakley to keep salt water away. Brian Hackney reports. (6/22/21)
Fast-Growing Wildfire Burning Near Big Sur Prompts Evacuation OrdersA wildfire burning in the Los Padres National Forest near Big Sur in Monterey County on Friday burned at least 1,500 acres in less than 24 hours, prompting evacuations. (6-18-21)
Waterfall Trail at Big Sur Reopens After Yearslong RestorationOne of Big Sur's most popular hiking trails is now back open after wildfires shut down parts of it 13 years ago. Kiet Do reports. (6-18-21)
Prompted by Drought Emergency, Morgan Hill Imposes Water RestrictionsThe water shortage is so serious in Morgan Hill, they are saving water by the glass. Len Ramirez reports. (6-17-21)
Quarry Near Cupertino Proposes Carving Away Scenic RidgeCupertino's Lehigh Permanente Quarry wants to expand mining operations which would destroy the ridgeline bordering Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. Kiet Do reports. (6-17-21)
Drought Emergency: Healdsburg Orders Shutdown Of Outdoor Watering As Lake Mendocino Dries UpResidents of Healdsburg were ordered to shut down outdoor watering systems over the weekend after Lake Mendocino dropped down to very low levels. John Ramos reports. (6/14/21)
SJSU Students Survey Neighbors About Closing Reid-Hillview AirportIn a sampling of 30 nearby residents, 19 favored closing Reid-Hillview Airport, one wanted to keep it open and 10 needed more information. Len Ramirez reports. (6-10-21)

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