Could CA’s Drought Last 200 Years? Marin Officials Tell Feds to Ease GGNRA Dog Ban

February 14, 2014

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

  • Could California’s drought last 200 years? [National Geographic]
  • Marin officials tell feds to ease dog crackdown in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • ‘Pineapple Express’ soaks, floods, delights Marin. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Researchers looking for cause of starfish deaths. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Water use varies widely around CA. [Inside Bay Area]
  • UC Davis part of nationwide USDA research hub on climate change. [Sacramento Bee]
  • New rules reduce abalone season, trim catch. [Press Democrat]
  • Film launches cleanup of Mt. Tam’s Cold War junkyard. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • The costs of California’s bellwether drought: what can we expect? [Huffington Post]
  • Fracking opponents in California point to drought as another reason to oppose production. [Huffington Post]
  • Drought threatens California’s hydroelectricity supply, but solar makes up the gap. [San Jose Mercury]
  • California solar industry jobs a third of nation’s total. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Drought leads to tough tradeoffs for California salmon.  [KQED Quest]
  • In California drought, North Bay organic dairies desperate. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Obama to see California drought conditions firsthand. [NPR]
  • California seeing brown where green used to be. [The New York Times]
  • Amid drought, California and other Western states gird for a landmark year in forest fires. [Washington Post]
  • How the Pacific could be California’s drought fix. [CNBC]
  • Negotiations over Petaluma ranch access ongoing. [Press Democrat]
  • The key to sustainable fish farming? Vegetarian fish. [KQED Quest]
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