This week’s Bay Area nature news:
- San Francisco residents pave over front lawns for parking with disregard for need of permeable surfaces. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- Losing 49ers will cost San Francisco $3.4 million for city parks and open space. [San Francisco Examiner]
- Bay Area water agencies gain power to reject plans to remove Hetch Hetchy reservoir, even if approved by SF voters. [San Francisco Examiner]
- San Rafael assemblyman calls for statewide ban on plastic bags. [Marin Independent Journal]
- Herring make their way en masse to Marin shores. [Marin Independent Journal]
- How the barn owl became Berkeley’s official bird. [Berkeleyside]
- Point Reyes ranchers upset with NPS plan to remove non-native beachgrass. [Point Reyes Light]
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The forecast calls for big rain this weekend from an "atmospheric river," a plume of moisture stretching thousands of miles across the Pacific and splashing onto land right smack on the Northern California coast.
With all the cold and moist days we've had lately, it's the perfect time to experience winter's tule fog, a different variety than summer's ocean-borne type.
A recent study has proven the obvious: San Francisco Bay is a major conduit for invasive species. And the biggest culprit? Cargo ships and their ballast water. Environmentalists are now pushing for new treatment requirements to stem the tide of alien species.
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