Oakland Zoo, sneaker waves and redwood logs

January 30, 2013

Wednesday’s Bay Area nature news, right here for you!

  • Oakland Zoo to take in lead-poisoned California condors for recovery. [Oakland North]
  • Watch out for “sneaker waves,” which are causing deaths along the Northern California shoreline. [Huffington Post]
  • Center for Biological Diversity sues state over fracking laws that don’t companies to say how much water, kinds of chemicals using. [Huffington Post]
  • What to do with discarded redwood logs? Create habitat for threatened salmon and trout. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Water agencies join enviros in calling for scaled down tunnel plan for the Delta. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Oakland’s Lake Merritt dog park debate seemingly resolved with new location at Snow Park. [Oakland Tribune]
  • Little rain means Sierra snowpack level drops from 140 percent last month to 93 percent. [San Jose Mercury News]
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.