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Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:04 PM

Who Gets the Most Clean Energy Subsidies?

Who Gets the Most Clean Energy Subsidies?

Since 2007, Bloom Energy received the lions share of ratepayer subsidies for self-generating energy technology despite relying mostly on natural gas as a fuel. Read »

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Bloom Energy Quietly Revises Emissions Estimates

Bloom Energy Quietly Revises Emissions Estimates

After an NBC Bay Area Investigation questioned Bloom Energy's emissions claims, the company quietly revised its product data sheets without admitting its numbers made the technology appear "greener" than... Read »

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 8:17 PM

Sinking Land Puts California Bridges at Risk

Sinking Land Puts California Bridges at Risk

Recent reporting from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows that over-pumping of California groundwater is causing the ground to sink and endangers infrastructure. Read »

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 3:55 PM

These Cities Have the Most Leaky Pipes in the Bay

The Investigative Unit requested five years of leak data from major water agencies all over the Bay Read »

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Map Shows How Fractured Fracking Is

Map Shows How Fractured Fracking Is

This map shows how diverse fracking regulation is from state to state. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Is Uber Really Faster than an Ambulance?

Is Uber Really Faster than an Ambulance?

Some stats show Uber rides have faster response times than ambulances in a lot of cities. But could Uber really be a plausible ambulance replacement? Read »

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 5:21 PM

The Nation is in Flu Epidemic But California is Doing OK

The Nation is in Flu Epidemic But California is Doing OK

CDC numbers show the nation entering a seasonal flu epidemic, but California is ahead of the curve. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 12:57 PM

What Police Say About the Investigative Unit

What Police Say About the Investigative Unit

Internal emails from the Palo Alto Police Department show an agency on the defensive. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 1:05 PM

State Investigates Sysco[PHOTOS]

State Investigates Sysco[PHOTOS]

The California Department of Public Health investigated the Sysco's use of dirty, unrefrigerated storage sheds for food last year. These are photos from their investigation never before published on NBC... Read »

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 at 9:10 AM

How Bad is Voter Turnout in California?

How Bad is Voter Turnout in California?

Voter turnout is at record lows in California but it's not quite as bad as you might think Read »

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 2:57 PM

An Uber Is Cheaper Than A Taxi (Except When It's Not)

An Uber Is Cheaper Than A Taxi (Except When It's Not)

A fare comparison between Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and taxi cabs show that rideshare companies boost their prices more often than you might think. Read »

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 1:02 PM

California Water Regulators are Water Wasters

California Water Regulators are Water Wasters

A report from the Center for Investigative Reporting found that many of the politicians who regulate California's water also waste the state's water. Read »

Monday, Mar 9, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Planes Are Striking More Birds, More Often

Planes Are Striking More Birds, More Often

The numbers are pretty clear on this: planes are striking birds more than ever before. Solutions exist, but the US has been slow to adopt them. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Who Gets Paid When PG&E Gets Fined?

Who Gets Paid When PG&E Gets Fined?

When big companies like PG&E or Sysco violate the law, sometimes they get caught and get slapped with big fees. But who actually gets paid when the bills are finally settled? Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 5:34 PM

How Militarized Are California Police?

How Militarized Are California Police?

A Department of Defense program called 1033 funnels military surplus equipment to local police all over the nation. Read »

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Muni Concerned About Woman Caught in Train Door

Muni Concerned About Woman Caught in Train Door

A top Muni official said Thursday that she had a "deep concern" that the operator of one of its new fleet cars started to leave the station without noticing a woman whose fingers were caught in the door.
FBI to Test Parts From PG&E Transmission Line Near Camp Fire

FBI to Test Parts From PG&E Transmission Line Near Camp Fire

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PG&E’s New CEO Slated to Earn $2.5M a Year Before Bonuses

PG&E’s New CEO Slated to Earn $2.5M a Year Before Bonuses

PG&E’s new chief executive will earn a base salary of $2.5 million a year, along with a $3 million first-day “transition” payment, that he could forfeit if he leaves the now bankrupt company within the...
Inspectors Find Hundreds of Safety Issues on Electric Towers

Inspectors Find Hundreds of Safety Issues on Electric Towers

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SF Police Begin Releasing Internal Investigation Files

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