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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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Map of Fuel Leak Sites in California: How Close Are They to You?

March 6, 2014 | 9:01 am

Map of Fuel Leak Sites in California: How Close Are They to You?

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Critics question claim by state officials that underground tanks pose no real health threats.

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California Fuel Leak Cleanup Rules Leave Lingering Spills to Nature

March 6, 2014 | 5:30 am

California Fuel Leak Cleanup Rules Leave Lingering Spills to Nature

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Some 6,000 leaking tanks remain unresolved, including in Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

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Park Officials: Illegal Cutting of Redwoods Is Increasing

March 5, 2014 | 4:59 pm

Park Officials: Illegal Cutting of Redwoods Is Increasing

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By removing burls, timber thieves end genetic life of a line of trees; 15 were damaged in February.

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Drought Diary: My Pursuit of a Home Graywater System

March 5, 2014 | 1:48 pm

Drought Diary: My Pursuit of a Home Graywater System

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There must be a way to reuse some of our household water without spending a small fortune.

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Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

February 28, 2014 | 2:45 pm

Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

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At the former Treasure Island naval base, a discovery of radioactive material has led to the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare.

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California’s Storm: The Coolest View You Will See Today

February 28, 2014 | 1:42 pm

California’s Storm: The Coolest View You Will See Today

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Visualization uses meteorological data to render dramatic view of weather here and elsewhere on Earth.

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Bay Area Storm Triggers Flood Alert and Power Outages, Topples Trees

February 28, 2014 | 12:30 pm

Bay Area Storm Triggers Flood Alert and Power Outages, Topples Trees

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Latest storm is soaking entire region, prompting a brief flash flood warning in the South Bay.

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Key California Water Project Announces Drastic Cuts as Drought Deepens

February 21, 2014 | 1:39 pm

Key California Water Project Announces Drastic Cuts as Drought Deepens

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Central Valley Project says many farmers will get no water. Cities can expect a 50 percent allotment.

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Marin’s Salmon, the Drought, and Us

February 21, 2014 | 11:28 am

Marin’s Salmon, the Drought, and Us

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Our February rain prompted a late spawning run and a glimpse of a mystery that we’re part of.

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