A bathtub, rubber mats and Disney

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! Here’s your Wednesday nature news digest:

  • San Francisco chose to dam Hetch Hetchy because of its “perfect bathtub shape,” and other interesting facts in time for Measure F. [The Legal Planet]
  • Tahoe launches first attempt in world to smother invasive Asian clams with rubber mats to save the lake. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service has listed the Pajaro River watershed in Watsonville as a “priority” system for recovery of steelhead trout. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Lucasfilm’s sale to Disney throws open the question of what’s happening to the Grady Ranch property in Marin. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • “We thought we were committing a crime against nature, bringing a tree into this alley.” How the Tenderloin National Forest in San Francisco came to be. [Treehugger]
  • Why doesn’t the West Coast have hurricanes? They form in the Pacific but the water isn’t warm enough to sustain them to landfall. [Huffington Post]
About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.