Feds conclude great whites not endangered, Oakland has new bird safety standards

July 3, 2013

Time for Wednesday’s Bay Area nature news.  And happy 4th!

  • NOAA concludes Pacific great white shark not in danger of extinction and doesn’t warrant extra protection. [LA Times]
  • CA’s shark fin ban, which went into effect on Monday, could be undermined by federal rule. [ABC News]
  • Efforts to pass statewide plastic bag ban failed this year, even as 80 local governments have passed restrictions. [Sacramento Business Journal]
  • Oakland passes bird safety standards for buildings, becoming 3rd major city in North American to do so. [Golden Gate Audubon]
  • More on Marin’s snowy plovers  — nests have tripled in number at Pt Reyes this year. [Point Reyes Light]
  • See how SG ranks nationally in parklands — not too shabby at 18 percent of city acres. [Bold Italic]
  • SF must fork over $386,000 to wildlife groups to pay for legal fees in Sharp Park Golf Course lawsuit. [SF Appeal]
  • Phew! It’s a good thing East Bay Parks avoiding a staff strike this hot holiday weekend, unlike BART. [Bay Area News Group]
  • Another Bay Area fog-mentary from time-lapse filmmaker Simon Christen, just as stunning as the last. [SFist]
  • Another Willits bypass protester removed — with a cherry-picker. [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.

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