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Posts Tagged ‘environment’

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Gophers, squirrels blamed for Bay toxins

2/18/2014
Small rodents are being blamed for the release of dangerous toxins into San Francisco Bay.
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Lake Tahoe battles to stay blue

12/27/2013
Lake Tahoe's famously clear waters could be imperiled by development after building rules were relaxed.
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Choking smog stifles Chinese city

10/21/2013
Clouds of pollution blanketed a Chinese city famed for its annual ice festival Monday, cutting visibility to about 30 feet.
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Grand jury seeks to stretch Marin bag ban

5/10/2013
A Marin grand jury has recommended a plastic bag ban be extended throughout the county.
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Muir Beach closing up shop for summer

4/30/2013
Just as the Bay Area is heating up, the Park Service announces Muir Beach will shut this summer.
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Sonoma Coast welcomes new seal pups

4/18/2013
Seal pup season has officially started with cute baby seals beginning to appear all along the Sonoma County Coast.
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A new Field Poll indicates 64 percent of Golden State residents support legal action to save the planet.
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No more Drakes Bay means pricier oysters

2/18/2013
If the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejects Drakes Bay's final appeal to stay open, oyster prices might skyrocket.
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‘Forward on Climate’ rallies for change

2/18/2013
Thousands of people gathered on the waterfront Sunday demanding the Obama administration confront climate change.

Electric taxi plan didn’t take off

2/14/2013
After years of scrambling for funding, it looks like San Francisco has slammed the brakes on its electric taxi initiative.
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Bay Area wetlands now even more special

2/4/2013
In celebration of World Wetlands Day, several Bay Area wetlands officially became the nation's 35th "wetland of importance".
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President Barack Obama vowed to make climate change a priority as he was sworn in Monday on the steps of the Capitol.
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President Obama's renewed promises to protect the Earth's climate are up against some frozen-solid political positions.
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Bay Area ranks high for air quality

11/14/2012
A new study shows the Bay Area ranks No. 15 on a list of the top 25 metro regions with the best air quality.
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New City building is greener than thou

6/20/2012
The sleek new glass tower at Golden Gate and Polk is set to be the greenest building in the country. But being green also means spending green.
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Students push for greener markers

5/30/2012
A group of Bay Area kids are petitioning Crayola to start recycling their used plastic pens.
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Wildfire risk surges due to lack of rain

5/14/2012
A dry winter and spring could bring dangerous fire conditions across parched California this summer.
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Pipe down, Bay Area

5/9/2012
The scrub jay, a bird common to the Bay Area, may be packing up to find a new, quieter home.
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Take a deep breath while you can

4/20/2012
Depending on who you believe, California is either winning or failing in its battle against air pollution.
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Japan tsunami debris drifting our way

4/7/2012
Like a tragic message in a bottle, debris from the tsunami that ravaged Japan last year is slowly and steadily floating to the West Coast.

Do Plants Hear? Sort of

3/27/2012
Don't party around your plants -- new research suggests the noise might affect them.
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Bay trash is everybody’s problem

2/16/2012
A new study has broken the bad news of just how much garbage ends up flowing into the San Francisco Bay each year.
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It’s frogs vs. golfers at Sharp Park

11/18/2011
If the video game Frogger were real, then Sharp Park is that strip of grass you rest on between the speeding cars and the floating logs.