State Water Conservation Falls Short Of Gov. Newsom's GoalThe first report card showing how much water California is conserving is not good. Betty Yu reports that the state fell short of its goals, but the Bay Area did better, conserving nearly 8.5 percent on average.
Cubs Orphaned In Caldor Fire Get Special Care At Sonoma Co. Wildlife RefugeThe Caldor Fire turned a lot of people into refugees but that included three little black bear cubs who have found a temporary home in Sonoma Co. John Ramos shows us why they need the public's help.
Crews Battle KNP Complex Fire; Flames Threaten Forest in Sequoia Nat'l ParkCalifornia firefighters are battling to keep flames from driving farther into a grove of ancient sequoias, where the base of the world’s largest tree has been wrapped in protective foil. Devin Fehely reports. (9-19-21)
Volunteers Spread Out Across Bay Area for Annual Coastal CleanupA persistent problem got a lot of attention across the Bay Area Saturday with the annual coastal cleanup, said to be the largest annual volunteer event in California. Wilson Walker reports. (9-18-21)
Tree Die-Off Spurs Renewed Push to Reduce Fire Risk in the East Bay HillsEast Bay Regional Parks leaders gathered Friday to review their preparations for a worst-case scenario: A wind-driven fire, pushed out of the canyons and into the hills. Wilson Walker reports. (9-17-21)
CA Drought: Proposed Emergency Pipeline Would Bring Much-Needed Water To Marin CountyDrought-stricken Marin County is looking at a proposal to build a pipeline along the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to bring much needed water from the Central Valley. Kenny Choi has details of the plan.
Volunteers Help Struggling Point Reyes Tule Elk Survive DroughtOn Saturday at Point Reyes, dozens of volunteers trekked 6 miles round-trip, carrying gallons of water, to replenish a watering hole used by tule elk trying to survive the drought. John Ramos reports. (8-28-21)
Bay Area Spare the Air Alert Extended to SundayBay Area residents are banned from burning wood indoors and outdoors for the third day in a row as a Spare the Air alert was extended to Sunday. Devin Fehely reports (8-28-21)
Smoky Air Drives Many Indoors, Football Games CanceledOn Friday outdoor face masks weren't always an indication of COVID caution. The air was so bad due to wildfire smoke it was downright dangerous to breathe. Andria Borba reports. (8-27-21)
Sonoma County Inventors Set Record For Solar-Power LocomotivesIn a history making trip, a pair of Sonoma County inventors set a new land speed record for locomotives powered by the sun, with plans of being the fastest solar powered vehicle in a future attempt. John Ramos reports. (8/24/21)
North Bay Counties Distribute Water-Saving Tools, Promote ConservationThe water shortage is severe in much of the North Bay. On Saturday, Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino counties joined together to offer the tools for saving water and spreading the message of conservation. John Ramos reports. (8-21-21)
Closer Look: Focus on Natural Gas Recalls Delta Town's HeydayKPIX Archive: A look at the history of the Rio Vista Gas Field which spurred a mid-20th-century boom in a once-sleepy Delta town on the Sacramento River and how a new focus on wind power may provide an economic lifeline when the natural gas wells give out. Broadcast Aug. 23, 2011
South Bay Residents Scale Back Activity as Wildfire Smoke LingersThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued another Spare the Air alert Friday advising people to stay indoors. Len Ramirez reports from a very smoky San Jose. (8-20-21)
CA Drought: State Water Regulators Investigate Missing Water On Russian RiverWater that should flow downstream is mysteriously missing along Russian River. John Ramos tells us where officials believe that water is going.
Californians Express Climate Change Concerns In CBS News PollAmid an extreme drought and as massive wildfires rage, a new CBS News poll breaks down Californians biggest concerns about climate change. Kenny Choi reports. (8/16/21)
Drought Drives Wildlife Out of East Bay Hills Into NeighborhoodsThe relentless drought is stressing wildlife in the East Bay and animals are invading residential neighborhoods to find water. Katie Nielsen reports. (8-13-21)
San Francisco Animal Control Warns Residents Not To Feed CoyotesWe’ve all heard the warnings not to feed wild animals. But it's happening in a San Francisco neighborhood and Animal Control officials warn the results could be tragic. John Ramos reports. (8/11/21)
Flaring at Richmond Chevron Refinery Sends Massive Plume of Black Smoke Into SkyFlaring at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond Tuesday afternoon sent a large plume of black smoke into the sky that could be seen across the Bay Area. (8/10/21)
Doctors Concerned Over Lead Poisoning At San Jose's Reid-Hillview AirportSeveral doctors have joined the call for San Jose's Reid-Hillview Airport to be shut down. Devin Fehely tells us they are concerned about lead pollution from the planes flying in and out of the airport.
Wildfire Smoke to Linger Over Bay Area Through SaturdayBay Area residents are advised to keep their windows and doors shut through Saturday as wildfire smoke continues to plague the area. Andrea Nakano reports from Walnut Creek. (8-6-21)
San Jose School Children Exposed to Lead From Nearby Reid-Hillview AirportJust as in-person classes are about to restart in San Jose, school officials in the Alum Rock district have a new environmental concern on their hands. Len Ramirez reports. (8-6-21)
Oroville Dam Reservoir Power Plant Shut Down for First TimeFor the first time ever the water level at Lake Oroville are so low one of the dam's three power plants had to be shut down. Wilson Walker reports. (8-6-21)
New Documentary Takes In-Depth Look at 2 Historic California WildfiresIn the new CBS News documentary "Bring Your Own Brigade," Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker explores the complex roots of what she calls a "global fire crisis." Anthony Pura reports. (8-5-21)
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.