Election results, sardines and rice

November 7, 2012
Wednesday’s green election round-up, and some nature news:
  • Prop 37 on GMO labeling goes down after advocates outspent by big food companies nearly 7 to 1. [Huffington Post]
  • Santa Clara passes $54 million parcel tax for flood control, water cleanup and wetlands restoration. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Santa Cruz voters approve giving themselves final say on whether to build a controversial  desalinization plant. [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
  • San Francisco voters overwhelmingly sink measure to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley. [SF Appeal]
  • San Francisco passes $198 million parks bond. [San Francisco Examiner]
  • Marin approves sales tax increase to pay for parks. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Is Pacific sardine fishery on edge of collapse similar to 1940’s crash described in Cannery Row? [San Diego Union-Tribune]
  • Flooded rice fields in Sacramento Valley become important feeding ground for tundra swans, other birds. [Sacramento Bee]



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.