This month, new details have emerged about Gov. Jerry Brown’s $23 billion plan to build new plumbing in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. It could be the state’s largest water project in a generation, consisting of two massive, 40-foot-wide tunnels and thousands of acres of habitat restoration. On Wednesday, state water officials will release new studies […]
Governor Jerry Brown’s plan for two massive tunnels in the Delta is getting a lot of attention, but a different state agency is making the tough water decisions.
A groundbreaking network of marine reserves off the California coast are showing promising results, according to scientists meeting in Monterey this week. The results come five years after the state set up the first group of “marine protected areas”—zones where fishing is either limited or banned all together. Several fish species seem to be rebounding […]
Marine scientists from around the world are gathering in Monterey this week to discuss what is sometimes a little-noticed climate change problem: ocean acidification. The oceans have become about 30 percent more acidic since the start of the Industrial Revolution – the result of soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Today, oceans absorb about […]
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say three major tuna packers failed to meet federal requirements for the amount of fish in their cans and have reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with several Southern California district attorney offices. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis announced Friday that Bumble Bee Foods LLC, StarKist Co. and Tri-Union […]
Gold prices are up, and California is preparing to allow dredging for gold in rivers and streams. But environmental groups are concerned about the impact to fish habitat. The original 49ers – the prospectors who scoured the Sierra foothills during California’s Gold Rush – mostly relied on a simple and environmentally friendly piece of equipment: […]