Lead bullets, abalone and nitrogen

by on February 20, 2013

 
Ladybugs make a spring appearance at Arrowhead Marsh. Photo: Rick Lewis.
 

 

 

Time for Wednesday’s Bay Area nature news:

  • Groups aim to make California first state to ban bullets made from lead to protect wildlife from poisoning. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • California considering tightening limits on abalone catch to protect species; public comment sought. [Cal Fish & Wildlife]
  • Can flooded rice farms in Sacramento Valley be good habitat for raising juvenile salmon? [Sacramento Bee]
  • Last year had the highest catch of chinook salmon since 2005. [Bay Area News Group]
  • California warden kills a mountain lion that was reportedly stalking a hiker in Placer County. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Scientists introduce African wasp to control fruit flies that feed on olive trees in effort to protect CA olive crop. [San Mateo Daily Journal]
  • Tiburon researchers find that nitrogen pollution causing growth in toxin that’s causing neurological problems in sea life. [Marin Independent Journal]

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