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Altamont Pass Wind Debate

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

In the January-March 2004 issue of Bay Nature, Ear to the Ground covered the deaths of hundreds of raptors each ...

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Apperson Ridge Quarry

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

In 1984, Alameda County approved Oliver de Silva, Inc.’s plans to build a hard rock quarry at Apperson Ridge, east ...

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Bolinas Lagoon

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

Land management changes are also on the table for the Bolinas Lagoon in Marin County. Beginning in the 1880s, logging, ...

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Cal Academy Ant Exhibit

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

On May 1, the California Academy of Sciences will open its new (temporary) doors at 875 Howard Street in downtown ...

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Mount Diablo Audubon Christmas Count Results

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

The Mount Diablo Audubon Society’s 51st annual Christmas Bird Count, which took place on December 14, 2003, benefited from sunnier ...

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International Migratory Bird Day 2004

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

Birds will again be studied—and celebrated—at the International Migratory Bird Day festival at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National ...

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Magna Albany Mall Plan

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

In May of 2002, Magna Entertainment Corporation, owner of the Golden Gate Fields racetrack, adjacent to Berkeley and Albany, proposed ...

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Marine Sanctuaries Public Comment

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association is also encouraging folks from coastal California to participate in several last-chance review planning sessions ...

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Mother’s Day for All Species, CNPS Wildflower Expo

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

As you celebrate Mother’s Day this spring, think beyond the family unit. In fact, why not commemorate Mother’s Day for ...

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Altamont Wind Resources Area

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

As migrating shorebirds pass through Northern California, environmentalists hope they don’t meet the same fate as the hundreds of raptors ...

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California Wildlands Grassroots Fund

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

For small, locally based environmental groups, finding the resources to engage governmental agencies and conduct compelling scientific research can be ...

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Contra Costa Transit Vote

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

Have you noticed that it takes longer to get to the mountain these days? Traffic congestion has become a big ...

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Marin Development on San Geronimo Blocked

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

In another recent victory for wetland habitat, Marin Superior Court Judge Lynn Duryee ruled in early November that the County ...

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MDIA Diablo Map Update

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

Also recently updated is the Trail Map of Mount Diablo State Park, published by the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (MDIA). ...

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Napa County Breeding Birds Atlas

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

How many people does it take to figure out the number of bird species that breed in Napa County? For ...

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Rush Ranch and China Camp Become a NERR

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

Rush Ranch Open Space features the largest intact brackish tidal marsh in the San Francisco Estuary. That’s why it has ...

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Sonoma Baylands, SLT, and Miwoks

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

Another area along the North Bay shoreline has been in the news lately: the 1,679 acres of the Sonoma Baylands ...

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Crystal Springs Trail Open To Public

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) are encouraging the public to get ...

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Lodi Crane Festival

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

Fall marks the height of bird migrations along the Pacific Flyway. And while the Bay Area has plenty of birds ...

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Marine Sonar Controversy

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

Marine reserves would probably not protect whales and other ocean mammals from the severe acoustic trauma of submarine-detecting Low-Frequency Active ...

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Monarch Day at Natural Bridges

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

To see slightly more diminutive returning migrants, head south on Sunday, October 12, for Welcome Back Monarchs Day at Natural ...

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Ocean Awareness Campaign

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

As thousands of monarchs return to the protection of the California State Park system, a coalition of marine conservation organizations ...

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State of the Estuary

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

The past two decades have witnessed an explosion of scientific studies of the San Francisco Bay estuary, vastly improving our ...

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Stavocet/Avostilt

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

While you’re exploring the Bay Area this fall, keep your eyes open for the new bird on the Bay. Ten ...

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California Native Plant Link Exchange

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

When John Malpas inherited a small piece of land in Mendocino County, he discovered an overgrown tangle of exotic English ...

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West Nile Virus

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

Amid predictions that the West Nile virus will reach the Bay Area some time this summer, local health and pest ...

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Affordable Housing Vs. Open Space in San Ramon

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

When Anne Hayes wrote in our January 2003 Gardening for Wildlife section that “Habitat doesn’t only mean parks and undeveloped ...

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Books about the Ocean

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

While we’re out at the ocean, let’s review several recent books that will make the visit more rewarding. Foghorn Outdoors ...

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Great White Shark Diving

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

While most beachgoers or surfers in Northern California would prefer never to meet up with great white sharks, some folks ...

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Southern Resident Killer Whale in Monterey Bay

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

A funny thing happened in 2000. And again in 2003. For the first and second time in recorded history, a ...

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Literacy for Environmental Justice’s Living Classroom

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

The urban environmental education and youth empowerment organization Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) is about to begin construction work on ...

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Treasure Island Redevelopment

July 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

Treasure Island, passed over daily by thousands of Bay Bridge commuters, sits at the crossroads of the Bay, with spectacular ...

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Sonar Testing and Gray Whales

January 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

In mid-November, a federal judge gave the U.S. Navy permission to test its Low-Frequency Array (LFA) sonar in the western ...

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