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Pressed by drought and climate change, a California city turns to desalination

Courthouse News

ANTIOCH, Calif. (CN) — Founded on a lush plain of the largest estuary on the West Coast of North America shortly after gold was discovered, Antioch’s fortunes have always risen and fallen with the...

Marine veterans combat SF’s pandemic pollution with brand-new cleanup effort

San Francisco Examiner

When Kyle Hansen enlisted in the United States Marine Corps straight out of high school in Orange County, he never imagined he’d be traveling the country cleaning up other people’s trash. He had...

Climate change hits sushi supply chain amid California water war


If you’ve eaten sushi anywhere in the U.S., chances are the rice came from California’s Sacramento Valley. Fritz Durst, a sixth-generation farmer, has grown the grain and other crops there for more...

Environmentalists oppose developer’s plan to fill in part of Redwood City tidal lagoon to build apartment complex

Mercury News

REDWOOD CITY — Environmentalists are rising up against a developer’s plan to dredge part of a San Francisco Bay tidal lagoon and use the fill to cover marshes around it so a 350-unit apartment...

Alameda mayor’s address: Grant application in works for ‘De-Pave Park’

East Bay Times

A World War II-era runway on the westernmost side of Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point will eventually be converted into a 12-acre urban park and tidal ecosystem. “De-Pave Park” (a placeholder name...

California Salmon Suffer In Drought

Pacific Sun

So many salmon once spawned each year in the Central Valley that humans all but lived on them, and chemical traces of the fish are still detectable in the soil, where the scavenged carcasses...

Metal Plating Company Polluting San Francisco Bay, Suit Says

Courthouse News

A metal plating company allowed excessive amounts of chromium, nickel, and other pollutants to pollute nearby waters through stormwater runoff, an environmental group said in a citizen suit in the...

Devastating: Officials say ‘nearly all’ young Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon could perish this year

Sacramento News & Review

On July 6, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife published an update on the status of federally and state-protected Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, which warns “it is possible...

Ship involved in major oil spill leaves San Francisco Bay forever

Mercury News

With no fanfare and few people realizing, an infamous chapter in Bay Area environmental history has closed. Or rather, sailed away. The Cape Mohican, an 873-foot-long military cargo ship that was...

One way to save California salmon threatened by drought: Truck them to the mountains and back

San Francisco Chronicle

In California, it’s not unusual for wildlife officials to truck salmon between their native river habitat and the Pacific Ocean. That’s especially true during droughts, when the Sacramento River runs...

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What Islais Creek tells us about rising sea levels in San Francisco

San Francisco Examiner

Islais Creek is an unassuming waterway along San Francisco’s eastern industrial shoreline, meandering its way inland and providing a natural border between The City’s Bayview and Dogpatch...


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