SF Bay Waters Becoming Clearer, Threat of ‘Dead Zone’ Along Sonoma Coast

December 6, 2013

Here’s your weekly Bay Area nature news:

  • San Francisco Bay waters are becoming clearer, but that may mean threats from algae growth. [San Jose Mercury]
  • Threat of ‘dead zone’ developing off Sonoma Coast. [Press Democrat]
  • Happy New Year for wayward mountain lions. [Contra Costa Times]
  • 137-year old fallen eucalyptus tree equals fun for Oakland. [Oakland Tribune]
  • Rodent poisoning plan for Farallon Islands moving forward. [Press Democrat]
  • Bay Bridge park would offer a new gateway to the East Bay shoreline. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Petaluma to weigh changes to countywide plastic bag ban. [Press Democrat]
  • Mount Diablo fire ruled accidental; no criminal charges to be filed. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Lytton Pomo tribe on buying spree in Sonoma County. [Press Democrat]
  • SPAWN sues over interim stream ordinance. [Point Reyes Light]
  • Ranchers struggling with one of the driest years on record. [Press Democrat]
  • Marin officials concerned that a radioactive plume from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant is headed for the West Coast.  [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Redwood City Port plant environmental review approved. [The Daily Journal]
  • East Contra Costa nonprofit hopes to sow the seed for young farmers. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Appeals court urged to reject Drakes Bay oyster case. [Press Democrat]
  • UC Berkeley researcher warns of ‘abrupt’ climate change. [San Francisco Business Journal]
  • San Carlos may plant seeds for community garden. [The Daily Journal]
  • Judge Dumps Lawsuit Opposing Artificial Turf In Golden Gate Park. [SF Appeal]
  • Marin gets state cash to look at sea-level rise.  [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Environmental Groups Advocate Against Bay Area Oil Companies’ Plans To Expand. [SF Appeal]
  • Chinook salmon return to Marin, coho shouldn’t be too far behind. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Mushroom Foraging: When The Fun(gi) Hunt Gets Out Of Hand. [KQED]
  • State’s experimental forecast warns for dry winter ahead. [Sacramento Bee]
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