A solution to ‘beepocolypse,’ shark fin ban hits legal snag

August 15, 2013

Bringing you Bay Nature’s Bay Area nature news digest:

  • Sonoma grape-growers and bee do-gooders creating “bee patches” to combat beepocolypse. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Check out Berkeley’s rooftop gardens! [Berkeleyside]
  • What?! Fracking has been happening off the California coast since the 1990s? [Huffington Post]
  • Another Point Reyes oyster company beset with environmental concerns. [Point Reyes Light]
  • “20 gallon challenge” is getting good response from Sonoma residents worried about water supplies. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • U.S. District Court deciding whether to halt California’s ban on shark fins. [SF Weekly]
  • Enviro groups say Calif needs “straightforward, meaningful” carbon reductions, not carbon offsets. [Associated Press]
  • Invasive stinkworts threaten to choke out native species. [Sacramento Bee]
  • A line up of “who’s who” on the new Parks Forward Commission, charged with re- envisioning California state parks. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Cal Fish&Wildlife says new policy of “hazing” mountain lions leading to fewer deaths. [Cal Fish& Wildlife]
  • You can see 6.4 feet further into Lake Tahoe, making last year a an “amazing” rebound in clarity. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Man illegally caught, sold baby leopard sharks from San Francisco Bay to buyers in Canada and Florida. [SF Appeal]
  • ClimateChange is in the here and now in California, say 51 scientists. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • First case of West Nile Virus in Santa Clara County woman. [San Jose Mercury News]
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.