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2012-03-05 11:01:41

CA's birds most vulnerable to climate change Scientists from PRBO Conservation Science and the Department of Fish and Game have completed an innovative study on the effects of climate change on bird species of greatest concern. This first-of-its-kind study prioritizes which species are most at risk and will help guide conservation measures in California. "What's most exciting about the study is that our unique approach is one that other scientists and resource managers can duplicate to...

2011-07-01 06:30:00

CONCORD, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is full of suction dredge gold miners celebrating a line-item veto that Governor Brown made in the final State Budget today. "This is the vindication we've been waiting for," says owner Mike Dunn. Suction dredge mining in California has been under a temporary moratorium since 2009, when the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) began conducting an...

2011-05-31 12:37:00

CONCORD, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop, has been looking forward to the relief of November like salve applied to a burn. Owner Mike Dunn's anticipation of relief was suddenly diverted 2 weeks ago, when the California Legislature began shuffling last minute trailer budget bill language which, if passed, will kill the suction gold mining industry and cost the Golden State $23 to $70 million annually. In...

2008-07-11 00:00:15

By Nels Johnson, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 10--ASSEMBLYMAN Jared Huffman of San Rafael was named to the top fisheries post in the state Assembly this week, and promptly outlined a tentative agenda calling for reforms including an overhaul of the Department of Fish and Game. Huffman, a veteran fisherman, was appointed chairman of the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee overseeing fish and game, parks and recreation, water resources and flood management. Huffman...

2008-07-08 12:00:39

By Peter Ottesen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 8--Applications for big-game hunting tags in California increased dramatically during the past decade, according to the Department of Fish and Game's License and Revenue Branch. Deer tag applications jumped from 38,533 in 1997 to 53,826 in 2007. At the same time, elk tag applications increased from 12,531 to 26,585, and the demand for 20 bighorn sheep applications rose from 4,493 to 10,234. More than 110,000 hunters applied for 2008...

2008-06-17 09:00:00

Coyotes have been attacking and sometimes killing domestic pets in Marina and Del Rey Oaks, prompting Marina police to issue an alert. Brad Alexander of Del Rey Oaks said coyotes have been running through his Via Verde neighborhood and almost a dozen cats, including his, have turned up dead. "We are seeing the coyotes running down the street at night chasing cats as early as 8 p.m." said Alexander, who has lived in the neighborhood for almost two years. In the last five months, most of the...

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2008-06-04 12:00:00

Central California lakes and waterways are being threatened by tiny mollusk invaders that pose as hitchhikers. Because quagga and zebra mussels are spread primarily through human-related activities, the Department of Fish and Game is asking for cooperation from boaters to prevent these destructive species from gaining a foothold in the San Joaquin Valley. Many other areas of the state have been on high alert since last fall, when quagga mussels were discovered in numerous places along the...

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2007-07-29 06:20:00

In his 49th year of life, veteran miner Jeff Kilgore feels increased kinship with the original 49ers who long ago worked the same frigid river high in the Sierra Nevada. It's different now. The Gold Rush is gone. Kilgore uses modern equipment -- a gas-powered gold dredger -- to vacuum precious flecks from the cobbled rock beneath the Yuba River. And the takings are slim. On good days, thanks to high gold prices, Kilgore says he recovers enough gold to earn $100 selling minuscule pieces and...

2007-02-22 12:00:37

* 22nd Street Landing, San Pedro: 310-832-8304 * L.A. Harbor Sportfishing, San Pedro: 310-547-9916 * Redondo Sportfishing: 310-372-2111 * Pierpoint Landing, Long Beach: 562-983-9300 * Marina del Rey Sportfishing: 310-822-3625 * Long Beach Sportfishing: 562-432-8993 * Marina Sportfishing, Long Beach: 562-598-6649 * Davey's Locker, Newport Beach: 949-673-1434 * Newport Landing, Newport Beach: 949-675-0550 * Dana Wharf Sportfishing: 949-496-5794Compiled by Jim Matthews...

2006-04-19 07:15:42

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - A bacterialike disease that can cause blindness in birds has been detected for the first time in wild finches in California, the state Department of Fish and Game said Tuesday. State biologists urged residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of mycoplasmosis, a disease that affects finches but not humans, after an outbreak was discovered in the Walnut Creek area, about 25 miles east of San Francisco. Birds affected by mycoplasmosis, which is not related...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.