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Conservationists say time running out to save endangered salmon in Sacramento River

San Francisco Chronicle

As the extreme drought causes various agencies to squabble over dwindling water supplies, conservationists say the state is still not doing enough to prevent an endangered run of salmon from dying in...

Lake Shasta is facing its worst season in 44 years. Here's what that means for those who rely on it.

Record Searchlight

Lake Shasta this summer is facing possibly its lowest level in at least 44 years, and that could be bad news for the people who rely on it for drinking and irrigation water, as well as endangered...

Fears of a massive salmon die-off this summer in Sacramento River water conflict

San Francisco Chronicle

An entire run of endangered winter-run chinook salmon, as well as the fall-run salmon that make up the core of the California fishery, are in danger of being wiped out this year if the U.S. Bureau of...

Obscure Bay Area: Once a sign of military strength, the eerie Suisun ghost fleet has disappeared

SF Gate

There were once 340 warships. Standing proud on the water in Suisun Bay, ready to head out and protect the country in a time of national emergency. But there they sat, unmoved for decades, a...

What the Oakland A's Howard Terminal ballpark proposal means for taxpayers

San Francisco Chronicle

The Oakland A’s released a term sheet April 23 that details their financial plans to develop a new ballpark and mixed-use development along the city’s waterfront. But City Hall officials were...

Emails raise questions about Chevron’s bay area oil spill response

Times Delta

The morning after a quarter-inch hole in a pipeline owned by Chevron leaked petroleum fluids into the San Francisco Bay on Feb. 9, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt struck an optimistic tone about the...

Redwood City Salt Ponds Likely Safe From Development – at Least for Now

NBC Bay Area

The 1,400-acre Redwood City salt ponds along the San Francisco Bay Trail are coveted by environmentalists and developers. In 2009, the property owner, a Cargill subsidiary, proposed putting 12,000...

Earth Week: PPE pollution problem

KRON4 News

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – KRON4 is celebrating Earth Week by drawing attention to some of the biggest environmental challenges in the Bay Area. The pandemic has made PPE – such as face masks – life-...

Bay Area conservationists say region much healthier, but more action required to save the earth

KTVU Fox News

SAN FRANCISCO - People who make their livings fighting to protect the Bay Area say the region is a lot healthier than it was when Earth Day began in the 1970s. "But it is still not as clean as it...

Group Fights Over Richmond Housing Project Near Contaminated Site

NBC Bay Area

A developer just got the green light to build thousands of homes on bay in South Richmond, near a known contaminated site. Cheryl Hurd reports.

Cargill drops effort to remove Clean Water Act protections for Redwood City Salt Ponds

Climate Online

Cargill this week withdrew its appeal of a federal ruling that reinstated U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA) protections for the Redwood City Salt Ponds, marking the latest legal victory for environmental...

Cargill drops fight to build 12,000 homes on Redwood City salt ponds

The Mercury News

In what environmental groups are hailing as a “complete victory,” Cargill Salt announced this week it will not appeal a decision by a federal judge that protects Redwood City’s salt ponds from...


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