Are pot farms poisoning spotted owls, can hatched salmon smell their way home?

May 29, 2013

Time for Wednesday’s Bay Area nature news digest:

  • Are West Coast pot farms poisoning spotted owls? [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Daly City plan would protect against flooding and divert more water to Lake Merced. [San Francisco Examiner]
  • Novato neighbors against 1- acre solar farm proposal at 20+ acre nursery because of enviro, visual concerns. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Apparently it’s not so hard to loot state parks’ parking pay stations. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Local government group comes out against Gov. Brown’s two tunnel water diversion proposal for Delta. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Study to see if chinook salmon can smell their home waters even if they are hatchery raised. [Contra Costa Times]
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.