Mountain Lake, Ken Burns and dog poo

November 12, 2012

Good morning and happy Veteran’s Day. Here’s your Bay Area nature news digest:

  • The 1,700 yr-old Mountain Lake in San Francisco is a mess. Restoration effort begins to clean up contaminants and remove invasives. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Bad news. Western North America shows most rapid response to climate change when it comes to early snowmelt. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Dog poo responsible for one-third of bacterial pollution in waterways near urban areas. [Lake Tahoe News]
  • Newest Ken Burns documentary explores worst manmade environmental disaster in U.S. history – the Dust Bowl. Interview with Burns. [Bay Area Bites]
  • On Wednesday, Calif. holds its first auction to sell greenhouse gas allowances under landmark cap and trade law. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • In wake of election loss, Restore Hetch Hetchy plans legal attack on San Francisco’s use of reservoir and other environmental challenge. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Solar powered, electronic pay stations debut at Sonoma County Parks, making it easier to park. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]


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.