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CA could be first to ban leaded bullets, Pleasanton park expands

September 12, 2013

Here’s today’s Bay Area nature news:

  • California expected to become first state in nation to ban leaded bullets, which are deadly to wildlife in more ways than one. [Associated Press]
  • Santa Rosa wants to approve a plastic bag ban … but not if someone else regulates it. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park will be one-third the size of San Francisco with recent East Bay parks purchase. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Tuolumne River Trust calls for thinning forests in future to prevent another Rim Fire. [SF Appeal]
  • Federal study finds that wind farms have killed at least 67 golden eagles in past 5 years. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Sonoma County clarifies rules for creekside development along 3,200 miles of year round and seasonal streams. [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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