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Enviro groups sue San Francisco over Sharp Park Golf Course

By Alison Hawkes
Enviro groups sue San Francisco over Sharp Park Golf Course

Environmental groups have filed suit against the city of San Francisco under claims it’s violating the Endangered Species Act at Sharp Park Golf Course. The groups say that San Francisco, which owns and operates the 90-year old golf course in nearby Pacifica, is harming two imperiled native species: the California red-legged frog and the...
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Feds eyeing pollution in the Delta

By Alison Hawkes

The EPA is taking a closer look at water pollution in the Delta, which could result in new pesticide limits and restrictions on dredging and land grading. The Delta is the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americans and collects pollution from a watershed the size of Florida. Central Valley farmers are...
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Pika could be first species protected in CA as result of climate change

By Alison Hawkes

California wildlife officials are considering whether a tiny rabbit-like resident of the high Sierras should get endangered species protection. Numbers of American pika have been dropping as a result of shrinking habitat. Their protection would mark the first time a species is listed under the state’s endangered species act because of the effects of...
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Stalking nature’s salmonoid miracle amid 7 million people

By Victoria Schlesinger
Stalking nature’s salmonoid miracle amid 7 million people

It has been a fall and winter swollen with news stories about the endangered coho salmon's banner year in Marin County. The heavy rains many of us have been grousing about help the sea-dwelling salmon enter the rushing, inland creeks and swim to their spawning grounds.
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Plan to build water recycling plant at Sharp Park Golf Course doused

By Alison Hawkes
Plan to build water recycling plant at Sharp Park Golf Course doused

Environmental activists slammed city plans to build a recycled water facility to irrigate Sharp Park Golf Course, saying it would "greenwash" a project beset by environmental and fiscal problems.
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