- California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill aimed at controlling the invasion of quagga and zebra mussels. [Association fo California Water Agencies]
- California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill placing two year moratorium on state park closures, injects $30 million into parks and another $10 million in matching grants [San Jose Mercury News]
- First case of West Nile virus since 2005 appears in SF [SF Weekly]
- Growing acidity in oceans are harming oysters and other species with shells; scientists studying oceans off CA for answers. [KQED Climate Watch]
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The forecast calls for big rain this weekend from an "atmospheric river," a plume of moisture stretching thousands of miles across the Pacific and splashing onto land right smack on the Northern California coast.
With all the cold and moist days we've had lately, it's the perfect time to experience winter's tule fog, a different variety than summer's ocean-borne type.
A recent study has proven the obvious: San Francisco Bay is a major conduit for invasive species. And the biggest culprit? Cargo ships and their ballast water. Environmentalists are now pushing for new treatment requirements to stem the tide of alien species.
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