Latest San Francisco Bay Stories

2008-07-19 21:00:18

A federal judge has ruled that California's struggling salmon population has been harmed by water diversions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The ruling by U.S.

2008-07-18 06:00:29

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 18--The peripheral canal was once like plutonium in California water politics, yet a new report embraces it as the answer to environmental problems threatening the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

2008-07-08 00:00:20

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 8--Erecting a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge could cost as much as $50 million, according to an environmental assessment released Monday by the Golden Gate Bridge District.

2008-07-02 09:00:00

California wildlife officials have stepped up their monitoring of halibut fishing this year in response to concerns about overfishing.

2008-07-01 09:00:00

By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul.

2008-06-24 21:02:20

By Mike Taugher, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 24--Staff Writer Five members of Congress from Northern California fired a warning shot Tuesday across the bow of a swift-moving plan that calls for a controversial aqueduct to deliver water around the Delta as its centerpiece.

2008-06-22 03:00:12

By Anonymous ECOLOGY Imagine if someone put a superhighway through Yosemite National Park. That is exactly what is happening just outside California's Golden Gate, asserts Robert Ovetz, executive director of Seaflow: Protect Our Living Oceans, Sausalito, Calif.

2008-06-18 18:00:19

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun.

2008-06-18 09:00:36

By Paul T. Rosynsky, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jun. 18--Quarter-sized tar balls and an oil sheen were found along a half-mile stretch of Crown State Memorial Beach Park in Alameda on Tuesday, forcing closure of the park and shoreline and prompting a multi-agency investigation into the cause.

2008-05-12 14:40:00

NOAA scientists today released a 20-year study showing that environmental laws enacted in the 1970s are having a positive effect on reducing overall contaminant levels in coastal waters of the U.S. However, the report points to continuing concerns with elevated levels of metals and organic contaminants found near urban and industrial areas of the coasts.

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