Bee population sinks to new lows, Berkeley’s school garden program in jeopardy

May 8, 2013

Time for Wednesday’s Bay Area nature news digest:

  •  Bee population is now so low that there may not be enough to pollinate crops. [NPR]
  • The improbable comeback of North America’s largest inland trout. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Berkeley’s beloved school gardening program could be gutted because of federal cuts this year. [Bay Area Bites]
  • Gov. Brown says adapting to climate change will be very expensive, another reason for budget discipline. [Calitics]
  • City of Richmond wants to sue Chevron for damages in last summer’s refinery fire. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Sidewalk outside Zen Center in SF becomes first permeable sidewalk in city’s new program. [Hayeswire]
  • Sebastopol has a native songbird rehab center. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
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.