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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2018

Pollution

Charismatic Sea Ducks Seem to be Disappearing, But It’s Hard to Say Why

March 30, 2018 by Mary Catherine O'Connor and Erica Langston

Are surf scoters disappearing from the San Francisco Bay? Or from the world?

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Mystery Substance Killing Seabirds in the East Bay

January 20, 2015 by Alison Hawkes

State investigators will begin testing a mystery substance that has killed or injured more than 200 seabirds in the San Francisco Bay.

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How an East Bay Water Agency is Experimenting with Mushrooms to Improve Water Quality

November 06, 2014 by Sara Bernard

A pioneering experiment in the East Bay shows how mushrooms can reduce toxins or harmful microbes in the water supply

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Berkeley Delays Plan to Exterminate Ground Squirrels

March 28, 2014 by Golden Gate Birder

Water officials said they were concerned that ground squirrel tunnels were sending toxins into the San Francisco Bay.

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Point Molate Beach Park Opens After Long Closure

October 14, 2013 by Sean Greene

Point Molate Beach Park reopened at sunrise Monday morning after being closed for more than a decade due to budget woes.

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San Jose considers banning styrofoam

February 25, 2013 by Kristen Martz

San Jose is considering a ban on styrofoam that if successful would make it the largest city in the nation to nix the use of the non-biodegradable foamy plastic.

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What, exactly, is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

January 23, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

From the journal of Brian Kallen, who describes his journey through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Home for wayward plastic bottles

October 10, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

Are you a beach trash-collector? Meet Richard James, who's taken the chore to a whole new level and has a request to make of you.

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“Global Frackdown” Rally in SF Focuses on Oil and Gas in California

September 21, 2012 by Dan Rademacher

The state is considering new regs on fracking, which could create a new oil boom in California, in a swathe stretching form the Bay Area to Los Angeles.

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Restoring Aramburu Island

July 01, 2011 by Aleta George

Aramburu Island sounds like it might be in the South Pacific, and until recently, it was about as noticed locally as some distant atoll. But then in 2007, in the wake of an oil spill, folks from Tiburon Audubon discovered that this humble island in Richardson Bay was a major refuge for injured birds. Now, they’re hoping to make it good habitat for healthy birds and other wildlife too.

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