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2009-08-05 09:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its new nonprofit status, Aquarium of the Bay today announced that it will begin offering volunteer positions to Bay Area residents.

2009-07-29 15:09:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's newly released Transportation 2035 Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area: Change in Motion, is now available for viewing online, along with other companion technical reports, at www.mtc.ca.gov/planning/2035_plan. The Plan is a 25-year vision for a regional transportation system that bolsters our economy, safeguards our environment, and ensures equitable transportation access for all Bay Area residents -- while...

2009-07-29 09:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay today unveiled an interactive exhibit focusing on marshes and mudflats of the San Francisco Bay.

2009-07-17 16:43:00

Pilot Sentenced to Serve 10 Months in Federal PrisonWASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Joseph Cota, the pilot who caused the Cosco Busan, a 900-foot long container ship, to collide with the San Francisco Bay Bridge and discharge approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay, was today sentenced to serve 10 months in federal prison by U.S.

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2009-06-17 12:15:00

When a swarm of hundreds of small to moderate earthquakes erupted beneath California's Salton Sea in March, sending spasms rumbling across the desert floor, it set off more than just seismometers.

2009-06-11 13:29:00

The Bay Institute's Acquisition Transforms Financially Successful Aquarium of the Bay Into a Nonprofit Center for Science, Education and Conservation for San Francisco Bay SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Institute today announced the successful culmination of its four-year effort to acquire Aquarium of the Bay, the first step towards transforming the financially successful Aquarium into a self-supporting, nonprofit center for education, science and conservation of the San...

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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