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News Pix: Lightning Strikes Berkeley, Gay Cowboys, and the Aftermath of the Rim Fire

April 4, 2014 | 2:02 pm

News Pix: Lightning Strikes Berkeley, Gay Cowboys, and the Aftermath of the Rim Fire

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Fires and lightning caused havoc statewide, and hundreds of cowboys turned out for a gay rodeo.

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Sierra Snowpack: Better But Far From What’s Needed to End Drought

April 1, 2014 | 5:33 pm

Sierra Snowpack: Better But Far From What’s Needed to End Drought

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A key indicator of California’s water prospects is likely to peak out at about one-third of normal. …read more

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IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Growing Toll in California

April 1, 2014 | 12:42 pm

IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Growing Toll in California

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The latest U.N. report includes recommendations for how the state might try to adapt. …read more

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Bay Area Lightning Strikes Plane, Explodes Trees, Hits Woman

April 1, 2014 | 12:17 pm

Bay Area Lightning Strikes Plane, Explodes Trees, Hits Woman

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The Bay Area got lit up yesterday: Lightning strikes caused minor damage around the region.

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Rain, Hail Forecast For San Francisco Bay Area

April 1, 2014 | 9:06 am

Rain, Hail Forecast For San Francisco Bay Area

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The storm warning covers San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

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Spring is Sprung: Happy Equinox, Everyone

March 20, 2014 | 9:49 am

Spring is Sprung: Happy Equinox, Everyone

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It’s the vernal equinox, a moment to enjoy the light and put aside worries, if only for a day.

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Water-Saving Tip: Keep a Bucket in Your Bathroom

March 18, 2014 | 4:16 pm

Water-Saving Tip: Keep a Bucket in Your Bathroom

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Kat Snow collects shower water because it always takes five or 10 seconds to heat up.

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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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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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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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