Bee population sinks to new lows, Berkeley’s school garden program in jeopardy

by on May 08, 2013

With the absence of enough bees, it was only good weather that saved parts of the almond crop in California this year. Photo: kacos2000/Flickr.

Time for Wednesday’s Bay Area nature news digest:

  • ¬†Bee population is now so low that there may not be enough to pollinate crops. [NPR]
  • The improbable comeback of North America’s largest inland trout. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Berkeley’s beloved school gardening program could be gutted because of federal cuts this year. [Bay Area Bites]
  • Gov. Brown says adapting to climate change will be very expensive, another reason for budget discipline. [Calitics]
  • City of Richmond wants to sue Chevron for damages in last summer’s refinery fire. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Sidewalk outside Zen Center in SF becomes first permeable sidewalk in city’s new program. [Hayeswire]
  • Sebastopol has a native songbird rehab center. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
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