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King Tide, Oakland Zoo and Humboldt squids

December 12, 2012
Catch Wednesday’s news digest:
  • Thursday will bring highest tides of year. Grab your camera and help document Bay Area’s risk of sea level rise. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Oakland Zoo says will go ahead of expansion into Knowland Park, despite failure of parcel tax on Nov. ballot. [Oakland North]
  • Stanford University implementing new habitat conservation plan. Wondering what this means in debate about Searsville Dam? [Stanford News]
  • Humboldt squid beaching themselves in large numbers in Santa Cruz and Monterey and scientists not sure why. [Huffington Post]
  • It’s not just Pedro Point in Pacifica that’s doing this. Apparently holiday tree cutting of invasive trees is becoming a thing around the Bay Area. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Pacific Institute finds Calif. is a net importer of water and 90% is used for agriculture production. [Aquafornia]
  • A federal judge dismisses a lawsuit against Sharp Park in support of a federal decision that the golf course doesn’t harm threatened species. [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.

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