Couple Sells Land in Santa Cruz Mountains to Save the Redwoods LeagueIn an effort to protect California's redwoods, a San Francisco conservation group has entered an agreement to purchase 500-plus acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains from owners Larry and Bronia Holmes. Kiet Do reports. (1-30-20)
SF PUC Approves $9.7 Million Purchase of Ranchland Near SunolThe purchase of the Wool Ranch in the Alameda Creek watershed above the Calaveras Reservoir represents the largest property acquisition carried out solely by the SFPUC in decades. Don Ford reports. (1-30-20)
Sonoma Winery Leaks Thousands of Gallons of Cabernet Into WaterwayCrews at the Rodney Strong Winery were cleaning up a massive wine spill Thursday after a blending tank sprang a leak and dumped more than 97,000 gallons of red wine onto the ground and into a nearby creek. Andria Borba reports. (1-23-20)
High-Tech Trash Clean-Up: Using Drones, AI To Detect SF Bay Garbage HotspotsPaul Appleby with data analytics firm Kinetica and Dr. Tony Hale with the San Francisco Estuary Institute discuss how drones and artificial intelligence are helping track trash that finds its way into storm runoff. Interview with Maria Medina.
Air Quality District To Map Greenhouse Gases On Every Bay Area BlockThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District plans to use new groundbreaking technology to map air quality and greenhouse gases on every block in the region. (1/15/20)
Shared Electric Moped Service Launches In OaklandElectric moped sharing service Revel has begun operations in Oakland, covering the entire city. (1/13/20)
World War II Munitions Buried Beneath Proposed Sonoma County Homeless Relocation SiteA parking lot near the Sonoma County airport which officials were eyeing for a homeless camp lies atop mustard gas and unexploded World War II-era military ordnance buried underground. John Ramos reports. (1-9-20)
First Sierra Snowpack Survey Of 2020 Shows PromiseMajor storms in December have led to a promising start of the Sierra Snowpack this winter, according to the first measurement of the season taken on Thursday. (1/2/20)
Rain, Snow Pack Leaves Bay Area Reservoirs In Good ShapeWith the latest round of rain hitting the Bay Area, Don Ford reports with updates on how reservoirs and lakes are doing in the East Bay. (12-30-2019)
Tesla Begins Rolling Out Model 3 Cars Made In ChinaBay Area-based electric car maker Tesla is rolling out its first Model 3 sedans made in a factory in Shanghai, China starting Monday. (12/30/19)
SF Recycles Christmas Trees Into Mulch and Greenery for Zoo AnimalsAfter they've graced your house and made your holiday bright your Christmas tree has a second life to lead. Emily Turner reports. (12-27-19)
Monterey Mushrooms Agrees To Pay Santa Clara's Largest Water Pollution LawsuitThe country's biggest mushroom grower, located in the Bay Area, just agreed to pay $2.24 million in what has become Santa Clara's largest water pollution lawsuit. Maria Medina reports. (12-17-2019)
San Francisco Startup Wants To Mine Volcanic Rocks To Fight Climate ChangeA San Francisco startup says a naturally-occurring volcanic rock could play a significant role in battling global climate change. Devin Fehely reports. (12-17-2019)
Solar Panels Will Soon Be Required For New Home Buyers In CaliforniaFor years now, many Californians have made the choice to add solar panels to their roofs to combat climate change and maybe save money in the process. But for new home buyers, that choice is about to become a requirement. John Ramos reports. (12-16-2019)
Ocean Cleanup Finishes 1st Round Of Great Pacific Garbage Patch ProjectAfter a rough launch in the Bay Area, an ambitious effort to clean up the Great Pacific garbage patch is finally seeing results. Emily Turner reports. (12-15-2019)
World's First All-Electric Fire Engine Unveiled By Menlo Park Fire DistrictThe Menlo Park Fire Protection District fire chief showed off the world's first all-electric fire engine Wednesday evening and announced plans to add one to the department's fleet by the end of 2021. Maria Medina reports. (12-11-2019)
Tons of Unharvested Produce in California Left to Rot in the FieldA new study of farming practices shows that, after harvesting, there are tons of food left over and left to rot in the fields while Bay Area families are going hungry. Juliette Goodrich reports. (11-28-19)
PG&E Says Potential Power Shutoffs Looming Again This WeekAfter unprecedented power shutoffs last month, PG&E said there could be additional outages this week in some areas, with increased fire danger again in the forecast. Jackie Ward reports. (11/18/19)
Dry California Autumn Triggers Drought FearsThe federal drought monitor map shows 81 percent of the state is "abnormally dry." Wilson Walker reports. (11-15-19)
Wine Country Vineyard Becomes Popular Feeding Spot For BearsWhile Wine Country has been dealing with coyotes, foxes and bobcats for years, a vineyard in Mendocino County is attracting a bear with a taste for Pinot. Don Ford reports. (11/12/19)
Endangered Condor Being Treated For Lead Poisoning At Oakland ZooA giant California condor is getting nursed back to health at the Oakland Zoo after tests revealed the bird had lead in its system. (11/8/19)
Mural in Downtown S.F. Depicts Swedish Teen Climate Activist Greta ThunbergThe newest addition to the San Francisco skyline is a work of art -- a mural depicting Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, designed to draw attention to climate change. Joe Vazquez reports. (11-7-19)
Construction To Begin On New Park Above Presidio TunnelsConstruction is set to begin of a new park atop the tunnels of the Presidio. Once complete, the open space will provide sweeping views of the Golden Gate. Jackie Ward reports. (11/7/19)
SJ's Plans To Preserve Coyote Valley For Open Space Instead Of Urban SprawlSan Jose has decided what to do with the last big chunk of open land in Coyote Valley. As Len Ramirez tells us, this land was a longtime target for developers, but this time the wildlife has won.

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