Urban Nature

Lead bullets, abalone and nitrogen

February 20, 2013

Time for Wednesday’s Bay Area nature news:

  • Groups aim to make California first state to ban bullets made from lead to protect wildlife from poisoning. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • California considering tightening limits on abalone catch to protect species; public comment sought. [Cal Fish & Wildlife]
  • Can flooded rice farms in Sacramento Valley be good habitat for raising juvenile salmon? [Sacramento Bee]
  • Last year had the highest catch of chinook salmon since 2005. [Bay Area News Group]
  • California warden kills a mountain lion that was reportedly stalking a hiker in Placer County. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Scientists introduce African wasp to control fruit flies that feed on olive trees in effort to protect CA olive crop. [San Mateo Daily Journal]
  • Tiburon researchers find that nitrogen pollution causing growth in toxin that’s causing neurological problems in sea life. [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.