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Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

July 24, 2014 | 9:02 am

Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposals come in the wake of deadly train derailments.

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Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

July 24, 2014 | 8:55 am

Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

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In a new statewide poll, more than a third of respondents favored mandatory water restrictions.

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Some Water Districts Want Property Tax Hike to Pay for Delta Tunnels

July 24, 2014 | 8:00 am

Some Water Districts Want Property Tax Hike to Pay for Delta Tunnels

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But some agencies say they’re not bound to public vote because water project bond OK’d before Prop. 13.

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Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere

July 22, 2014 | 3:16 pm

Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere

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Early-morning lightning, which hit all over Bay Area, caused power outage in the Oakland Coliseum.

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California Fire Season: Threat of Dry Lightning Looms

July 21, 2014 | 12:28 pm

California Fire Season: Threat of Dry Lightning Looms

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Weather experts say the next couple of weeks could be some of the worst in state history.

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USDA Gives Nearly $10 Million For California Drought Relief

July 18, 2014 | 12:20 pm

USDA Gives Nearly $10 Million For California Drought Relief

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Much of the aid will help Californians whose wells have dried up connect to the municipal water supply.

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News Pix: Drakes Bay Closing, Water Fines, A’s Coliseum Complications

July 18, 2014 | 10:26 am

News Pix: Drakes Bay Closing, Water Fines, A’s Coliseum Complications

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The week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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Three ‘Drought Bear’ Cubs Captured, Released at Lake Tahoe

July 17, 2014 | 3:22 pm

Three ‘Drought Bear’ Cubs Captured, Released at Lake Tahoe

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Since July 1, officials have trapped and released nine black bears and killed one.

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Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

July 17, 2014 | 1:55 pm

Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

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Warning is issued as drought and dry lightning kindle fears of a repeat of last year’s Rim Fire.

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California Water Districts Face Suit for Ignoring Conservation Law

July 17, 2014 | 7:06 am

California Water Districts Face Suit for Ignoring Conservation Law

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Investigative report prompted legal action. And some districts are responding.

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