How Much Water Does it Take to Grow an Almond? Despite Uncertainty, Salmon Forecasts Favorable

February 28, 2014

Here’s your Bay Area nature news round-up:

  • How much water does it take to grow an almond? [Mother Jones
  • Marin Humane Society opposes leash rules in GGNRA, final decision expected in 2015.  [Marin Independent Journal
  • Rare good news as storms move in, and El Niño conditions are emerging in Pacific. [San Jose Mercury]
  • A screech owl rescued from a Kentfield chimney is patched up and sent on its way. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Romberg Tiburon research could aid in helping critical bay eelgrass. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Oakland: A walk in the garden from a bee’s eye view. [Oakland Tribune
  • How NASA tracks underground water levels from space. [KPCC]
  • Fukushima radioactivity poses little threat to California, scientists say. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Oak plague first discovered in Marin continues to spread. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Volcanoes helped slow global warming, Livermore scientists conclude. [Contra Costa Times]
  • San Jose looks to bolster conservation efforts amid historic drought. [Peninsula Press]
  • Half Moon Bay summit delves into saving the world’s oceans. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Lake water released for steelhead trout. [Lompoc Record]
  • California drought: Why state’s big cities aren’t in crisis mode. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • The Nature Conservancy has come up with an innovative way to make water go farther. [KGO- TV SF/abc local]
  • California’s springtime wonders struck by drought. [Mother Nature Network]
  • Fremont residents leading Alameda County’s electric vehicle parade. [The Argus]
  • East Bay agencies work to boost number of trout, salmon in Mokelumne River. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Farmers question bill offering treated wastewater to cows. [Press Democrat]
  • Salmon forecasts favorable, despite drought uncertainty. [Press Democrat]
  • Feds challenged on proposed water cuts in Sacramento Valley. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Bay Area: Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From? [KQED Quest]
  • In Sonoma county, wetlands area damaged by Highway 101 contractor. [Press Democrat]
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