Bay Area National Parks Reopen, Dredging River May Benefit Antioch Butterflies

October 18, 2013

Happy Friday! Here’s your Bay Area nature news:

  • With the end of the government shutdown, Bay Area national parks reopen [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • San Joaquin River dredging may benefit endangered Antioch butterflies. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Marin officials debate possible compost facility at Novato landfill site. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • CA first state to adopt an energy storage mandate. [San Jose Mercury]
  • Study finds traces of neonicitinoids, known to kill bees, in garden plants sold at some Bay Area stores. [Oakland Local]
  • Bay Area bike share pilot slow to gain traction, especially on Peninsula. [Peninsula Press]
  • New research shows Western fence lizard is helping North Coast residents fight Lyme disease. [Press Democrat]
  • Sonoma County considers financial policy that will open thousands of acres of protected open space to the public. [Press Democrat]
  • New Bay Bridge jammed with traffic, but not of the usual kind. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Richmond City Council has lowered the price of solar panel permits in a bid to make clean energy more affordable. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Supporters of Berkeley’s Tuolumne Camp, destroyed in the Rim Fire, urge for action and volunteers to rebuild camp. [Berkeleyside]
  • San Mateo County health officials find mosquitoes known to carry yellow fever in several spots around Menlo Park. [Daily Journal]
  • Nine year old bird lover spots first burrowing owl of the season in Berkeley. [Golden Gate Birder]
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