Capeweed, a fish kill and taxes

by on February 13, 2013

The Cliff House in San Francisco is making use of its windy perch on the edge of the continent to generate energy. The restaurant has installed a 3-kw "vertical axis wind turbine" to power the building, and better yet it requires a "zero bird injury rate," so if it starts whacking birds, it will come down. Photo: David Cruz.


Your Wednesday Bay Area nature news:

  • Customs officials intercept invasive capeweed at Port of Oakland on flowers shipped from Australia. [Oakland Tribune]
  • Fish die, including rare steelhead trout, after pipe burst into San Mateo Creek, sending disinfected water downstream. [San Mateo Daily Journal]
  • Marin supervisor complains about mounting legal costs in lawsuit over salmon protections. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Should California put a tax on extracting oil? (Even Texas has one). [Calitics]

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