Save Mount Diablo purchase Curry Canyon Ranch; USFWS study pesticide impact on CA’s rare frogs

November 8, 2013

Your Friday Bay Area nature news roundup:

  • Save Mount Diablo purchases 1,080 acre Curry Canyon Ranch property as open space. [Contra Costa Times]
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will undertake a study to look at the impact of pesticides on rare CA frogs. [Center for Biological Diveristy blog]
  • Bay Area commits to 80 percent greenhouse gas reduction. [Grist]
  • Red tide lingers, bringing allergies and fishy stench near Santa Cruz beaches. [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
  • Widespread starfish deaths reported on West Coast. [SF Gate]
  • For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, ‘just add water.’ []
  • NOAA announce floating debris field from Japan’s tsunami headed for U.S. waters, with some invasive critters in tow. [Discover]
  • Oakland organization helps underserved communities build edible gardens. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Exploratorium to open ‘community science center’ in Los Altos. [San Francisco Business Times]
  • John Muir’s dying 130-year-old giant sequoia has been successfully cloned. [Contra Costa Times/Associated Press]
  • Sonoma Clean Power moving ahead on contract. [The Press Democrat]
  • Greenpeace ship, docked in San Francisco, to hold vigil for Arctic activists imprisoned in Russia. [Oakland Tribune]
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