Good morning and happy Veteran’s Day. Here’s your Bay Area nature news digest:
- The 1,700 yr-old Mountain Lake in San Francisco is a mess. Restoration effort begins to clean up contaminants and remove invasives. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- Bad news. Western North America shows most rapid response to climate change when it comes to early snowmelt. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- Dog poo responsible for one-third of bacterial pollution in waterways near urban areas. [Lake Tahoe News]
- Newest Ken Burns documentary explores worst manmade environmental disaster in U.S. history – the Dust Bowl. Interview with Burns. [Bay Area Bites]
- On Wednesday, Calif. holds its first auction to sell greenhouse gas allowances under landmark cap and trade law. [San Jose Mercury News]
- In wake of election loss, Restore Hetch Hetchy plans legal attack on San Francisco’s use of reservoir and other environmental challenge. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- Solar powered, electronic pay stations debut at Sonoma County Parks, making it easier to park. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
Most recent in Uncategorized
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.
Habitats: Freshwater, Bay, Marine | Stewardship | Uncategorized