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2011-12-27 08:38:22

The 2007 Cosco Busan disaster, which spilled 54,000 gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay, had an unexpectedly lethal impact on embryonic fish, devastating a commercially and ecologically important species for nearly two years, reports a new study by the University of California, Davis, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The study, to be published the week of Dec. 26 in the early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that...

2011-11-18 03:24:59

Restoration reduces sea-level rise impacts over next 100 years A new study, led by PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO), projects a bleak future for San Francisco Bay's tidal marshes under high-end sea-level rise scenarios that are increasingly likely. PRBO and colleagues found that in the worst case scenario 93% of San Francisco Bay's tidal marsh could be lost in the next 50-100 years [with 5.4 feet or 1.65 meters of sea-level rise, low sediment availability and no significant restoration]....

2011-07-01 02:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges has now expired. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles took effect at 12 a.m. this morning and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles or...

2011-06-02 13:05:00

Rep. Nunes' Bill Would Harm California Environment and Economy WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the legislative hearing today by the House Subcommittee on Water and Power on Rep. Nunes' "San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act" (H.R. 1837), nine conservation groups have sent a letter to subcommittee members, warning its passage would lead to disastrous results. The groups on the letter include: Environmental Defense Fund, American Rivers, California...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges will expire at the end of this month. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles takes effect July 1 and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles...

2011-05-13 15:12:00

NOVATO, Calif., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In his most outrageous performance yet, Congressman Devin Nunes, the southern San Joaquin Valley Republican lawmaker who accuses environmentalists of being Communists and attacks water officials who negotiate environmental agreements as sell-outs, has introduced a new bill that would eliminate or weaken most protections for the collapsing Bay-Delta ecosystem. HR 1837, the San Joaquin Valley Reliability Act, introduced on May 11, would...

2011-05-05 18:13:00

NOVATO, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of scientists convened by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences today released their review of the draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), identifying numerous critical flaws and gaps and validating years of similar criticisms by The Bay Institute. The report, A Review Of The Use Of Science And Adaptive Management In California's Draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, finds fault with the BDCP on several...

2011-05-02 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges will soon come to an end. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles takes effect July 1 and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles or...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.