Urban Nature

A devil, killer whales and a lawsuit

November 28, 2012

Enjoy the start of this week’s “atmospheric river” with a little nature news:

  • Largest concentration of aggressive great-tailed grackles, a.k.a. “devil’s bird,” turns up in SF’s Lake Merced. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • SF enviros wary over bill to streamline enviro review, saying developers could conceal negative impacts of projects. [San Francisco Examiner]
  • Coho salmon returning to Marin creeks a month early, boosted by recent rains. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • NOAA considers de-listing Southern resident population of killer whales from endangered species list. [NOAA press release]
  • Gap clothing family’s City Fields Fnd wants to help SF defend lawsuit against artificial turf opponents at Beach Chalet. [SF Appeal]


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.