fin whale dies of trauma, Marin says no to fracking

August 21, 2013

Serving up your Bay Area nature news digest:

  • Endangered fin whale youngster died near Stinson Beach from undetermined trauma injury. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Enviros dead set against effort to ease creekside development regulations in Marin. [Marin IJ]
  • Marin supes declare support for moratorium on fracking. [Marin IJ]
  • Plan Bay Area beset with lawsuits. [Marin IJ]
  • Lyme disease, transmitted by ticks, is 10 times more common than goes reported. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • No camping at Albany Bulb enforced this fall as city grapples to end homelessness in transfer to East Bay Parks. [Inside Bay Area]
  • Clear Lake showing definite signs of warming as climate change heats up NorCal. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Snow and rainfall in northern Sierras last winter lowest since 1920. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Delta pumping and low rainfall has put San Luis Reservoir at lowest levels since last major drought in 1989. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Mount Diablo State Park has a bike-car problem it’s hoping to solve with new safety signs/rules. [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.