- San Francisco Bay saltponds are part of the “Earthscape” series on new U.S. postage stamps. [The Daily Review]
- Save money by carrying a reusable bag. Today, San Francisco’s new plastic bag ban begins. [SF Appeal]
- The “Paul Revere of ecology,” Barry Commoner, dies as one of America’s most prominent environmental activists. [Huffington Post]
- In advance of San Francisco’s November ballot initiative, what would happen to the land if Hetch Hetchy were actually restored? [San Jose Mercury News]
- San Francisco park bond on November ballot has serious opposition from some environmental groups and others. [San Francisco Examiner]
- A quarter cent sales tax is on the ballot in Marin to finance $10 m for parks and farms. [Marin Independent Journal]
- The California Department of Fish and Game has changed its name to “Fish and Wildlife,” part of a wholesale revision of the agency that will devote more attention and resources to ecosystem management. [The Press-Enterprise]
- In odd twist, a state salmon hatchery is killing salmon that enter the hatchery to keep spring and fall runs genetically distinct. [Sacramento Bee]
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The forecast calls for big rain this weekend from an "atmospheric river," a plume of moisture stretching thousands of miles across the Pacific and splashing onto land right smack on the Northern California coast.
With all the cold and moist days we've had lately, it's the perfect time to experience winter's tule fog, a different variety than summer's ocean-borne type.
A recent study has proven the obvious: San Francisco Bay is a major conduit for invasive species. And the biggest culprit? Cargo ships and their ballast water. Environmentalists are now pushing for new treatment requirements to stem the tide of alien species.
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