Drought Shakes Off Winter for Early Spring, Pop-Up Wetlands Give Birds a Break

by on January 31, 2014

 
Birds are enjoying a break from the drought at a rice field in Yuba City. Photo: Bob White
 

 

Happy Friday! Here’s your Bay Area nature news:

  • During drought, pop-up wetlands give birds a break. [KQED Quest]
  • Drought shakes off winter for perilous early spring. [San Jose Mercury]
  • Bay Area water districts start asking urban residents to conserve. [San Jose Mercury]
  • California needs more than a ‘miracle March’ this time. [The Fresno Bee]
  • Waging war on climate change, one speaking engagement at a time. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Senior couple are Shollenberger park’s protectors. [Press Democrat]
  • Past dry periods in CA have lasted more than 200 years, scientists say. [San Jose Mercury]
  • Hayward exhibit visualizes rising sea levels on East Bay coastline. [The Daily Review]
  • California air pollution drops over last decade. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Satellite photos of Mount Shasta show how badly California needs rain. [Huffington Post]
  • 17 communities could run out of water within 60 to 120 days, state says. [San Jose Mercury]
  • Electric vehicles to get a coastal charge. [Press Democrat]
  • Santa Clara Valley water board approves reduction plan. [San Jose Mercury]
  • Lake County seeking tax increase in fight against invasive mussels. [Press Democrat]
  • Driest year in California history sparks arid memories and previews the warmer world we’re creating. [San Francisco Bay Guardian]
  • Monarch butterflies drop, migration may disappear. [The Daily Journal]
  • Drought spurs state to ban fishing in dwindling streams. [Press Democrat]
  • Obama pledges support amid California drought. [Huffington Post]
  • Up to 2 feet of snow expected to fall atop Sierra. [The Daily Journal]
  • Prolonged drought forces birds from Central Valley fields. [Sacramento Bee]
  • California orders dozens of streams closed to fishing as drought worsens. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Gov. Jerry Brown urges citizens to conserve water. [Huffington Post]

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