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Latest Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Stories

2008-08-03 21:00:11

By Shaun Bishop In addition, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was expected to have begun sucking dredge material from the waters in the Port of Redwood City and piping it onto Bair Island. But bids for the contract to remove about 300,000 cubic yards of silt from the port came back at about $3 million -- more than what the corps budgeted for the project, said Joel Pliskin, the agency's project manager. A request for more funding is working its way through congressional committees as...

2007-11-08 09:00:31

By Paul Rogers Cargill Salt has agreed to pay $228,000 to settle charges that it violated state water pollution laws last year after spilling 218,000 gallons of toxic brine into the marshes along San Francisco Bay near Fremont. The toxic spill, Cargill's sixth in or around the Bay since 1999, killed fish and plants in the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The spill occurred on Aug. 3, 2006. That morning, a Cargill employee began pumping bittern, a byproduct of...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.