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.
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)