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2009-05-16 14:34:37

Biologists say they're using sound, bright lights and bubbles to keep baby salmon from being sucked into pumps on California's San Joaquin River. The pumps divert water from the southern Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta for use on farmland and for drinking water for 25 million Californians, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. The $1 million project is the latest attempt to save baby salmon en route to the sea and also could aid threatened delta smelt, said Jerry Johns, deputy...

2009-05-09 13:25:43

California officials have asked the federal government to review rules that reduced water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to protect a fish. In a letter to the U.S.

2009-04-07 16:16:20

A Pacific gray whale that spent 26 days delighting onlookers in San Diego Bay has apparently left the city to return to the ocean, officials said. An official at the San Diego Maritime Museum said Monday marked the second day without a sighting of the whale, named Diego, and the water mammal was last spotted close to the open ocean Saturday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Tuesday. We're hoping (Diego) went back home where he belongs, said Robyn Gallant, the museum's director of public...

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2009-04-07 08:46:43

California's two lengthiest rivers have been labeled the United States' most endangered watercourses from archaic water supervision and subpar flood preparation, states an environmental advocacy group.

2009-03-06 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Joseph Cota, a California ship pilot, pleaded guilty today to negligently causing the discharge of approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay in violation of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, a law enacted in the wake of the Exxon Valdez disaster.

2009-02-10 12:38:00

World Premiere of Documentary by David McGuire Highlights Aquarium of the Bay's Landmark Sevengill Shark Research Program SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.

2009-01-27 10:51:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Little has been known about the enigmatic shark species living beneath the waves of the San Francisco Bay ... until now.

2008-11-14 15:00:14

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists today began a comprehensive three-month study of salmon migration through the Delta.

2008-11-12 21:00:08

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are set to begin the largest-ever environmental experiment to track juvenile salmon in the Delta.

2008-10-13 06:00:27

By Brent Ainsworth Fire erupted on the slopes of Angel Island on Sunday night, prompting fire crews from several Marin County agencies and United States Coast Guard personnel to be dispatched to the state park in San Francisco Bay.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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