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News Pix: Mission Bay Fire, Fighting For Rare Redwood and Cat Cafe Debut

March 14, 2014 | 12:32 pm

News Pix: Mission Bay Fire, Fighting For Rare Redwood and Cat Cafe Debut

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

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Super-Rare Sonoma Redwood Spared by Rail Agency, for Now

March 14, 2014 | 6:30 am

Super-Rare Sonoma Redwood Spared by Rail Agency, for Now

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The tree, an albino chimera redwood, stands close to new Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit line in Cotati.

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Dozens of California Communities Still Don’t Meter Water Use

March 11, 2014 | 10:27 am

Dozens of California Communities Still Don’t Meter Water Use

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Lots of people pay a flat rate for their water. Guess what? They use more than the rest of us. Read more. …

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President Obama Adds Mendocino Site to California Coastal National Monument

March 10, 2014 | 2:33 pm

President Obama Adds Mendocino Site to California Coastal National Monument

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Designation of site at Point Arena is expected to attract tourists to a relatively little-visited area.

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Brown Tussles With Fracking Foes at State Convention

March 10, 2014 | 9:07 am

Brown Tussles With Fracking Foes at State Convention

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Governor gets an earful from environmentalists during address to California Democrats’ confab.

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Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

March 10, 2014 | 8:35 am

Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

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In research that could improve weather and water forecasting, scientists are finding that dust storms in Asia and Africa influence Sierra snowfall. Read more.

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Marin County Reservoirs in the Drought of 2014 — A Video Essay

March 8, 2014 | 8:00 am

Marin County Reservoirs in the Drought of 2014 — A Video Essay

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After weeks of rain, Marin County reservoirs have a magical feel to them even as the drought continues.

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What We Know — And Don’t Know — About the Sea Star Die-Off

March 7, 2014 | 5:18 pm

What We Know — And Don’t Know — About the Sea Star Die-Off

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A mysterious “wasting disease” has been killing West Coast starfish in startling numbers. Scientists still don’t know what causes it. Read more. …

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San Jose’s New Plant Transforms Sewage Into ‘Really Clean’ Water

March 7, 2014 | 4:57 pm

San Jose’s New Plant Transforms Sewage Into ‘Really Clean’ Water

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Recycled water plant relies on technology used successfully from Singapore to Orange County.

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California’s Drought Enters the ‘What Drought?’ Phase

March 6, 2014 | 3:00 pm

California’s Drought Enters the ‘What Drought?’ Phase

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We’ve seen lots of rain over the past month. But the drought’s not done with us, and here’s why.

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