California’s drought may lead to the extinction of a tiny fish holding onto dwindling habitat in Tuolumne County.
Speaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble and extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself.
The dialect from the area around the small Mendocino County town of Boonville consists of more than 1,500 words, many of them drawn from local names. The Chronicle says a phone booth, for example, is a ‘buckey walter,’ because a century ago someone named Walter had the first phone in the area and charged a nickel—then called a buckeye—to use it.
The failing health of many aquatic ecosystems in California has pushed some fish species to the brink of extinction, according to a new report from a team of experts.