Urban Nature

A petition, an oil boom and a Douglas fir

December 17, 2012
  • Wild Emergency Services, an animal aid group, has started a petition to change way California Fish & Game deals with mountain lions in public places after Half Moon Bay cougar cub shooting. [San Francisco Examiner]
  •  As state prepares for new oil boom, California is drafting its first regulations around oil and gas fracking. [KQED Quest]
  • What environmental laws will protect California from oil and gas fracking? [KQED Quest]
  • Centerpiece of new Exploratorium will be 250-yr-old Douglas fir blown down in West Marin a decade ago. [Marin Independent Journal]
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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