Lake Merritt, CEQA and restaurant fish

February 25, 2013

Time for Monday’s Bay Area nature news roundup:

  • Oakland officials open a channel that will one day reconnect Lake Merritt to the SF Bay. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Two-thirds of Californians believe climate change a serious threat, but fewer than in 2007. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Sonoma officials want to renovate Bodega Bay’s aging marinas. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • If you have to build levees in SF Bay to deal with climate change, you mind as well front them with tidal marshes. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • California’s environmental law – CEQA – may be altered to allow faster enviro review and enviro groups not happy . [Associated Press]
  • SF officials rank traffic median as worst park in city. [Huffington Post]
  • San Rafael deer spotted with rare albino-like genetic oddity called leucism strutting around as leader of herd. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • There’s less than a 50/50 chance that you’ll be eating the fish you think it is at a Northern California restaurant. [San Francisco Chronicle]
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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