Plan to Demolish 4 Hydroelectric Dams on Klamath River Stirs Debate Over Coveted West WaterPlans to demolish four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath's lower reaches -- the largest such demolition project in U.S. history -- have placed the competing interests of Indian tribes, farmers, homeowners and conservationists in stark relief.
Louisiana Sues California Over Alligator Products BanLouisiana is suing the state of California over its decision to ban the import and sale of alligator products, saying the ban will hurt an important Louisiana industry and ultimately could hurt the state’s wetlands.
Elkhorn Slough Near Monterey Receives International Wetland DesignationThe Elkhorn Sough at Moss Landing has joined more than 2,000 sites worldwide, including the San Francisco Bay estuary, under the world's oldest international environmental treaty.
California Officials Declare Emergency Over Huge Invasive NutriaThe state of California is declaring an emergency over a non-native species of rodent being seen with increasing frequency near the San Joaquin Delta.
Invasive Rodent That Can Grow To A Meter Long Threatens California WetlandsCalifornians are being urged to report sightings of the invasive rodent nutria, which can grow to a meter long and have hundreds of babies.
Palo Alto To Rebuild Broken Nature Boardwalk, Carefully And Very SlowlyThe City of Palo Alto is all but certain to approve a $1.5 million renovation of a popular bay nature walk next week. But that doesn't mean it will be finished anytime soon.
State Using Beavers To Help Restore California WetlandsWhile they are small and furry, beavers could be key to restoring some of California’s most at-risk watersheds.
Man-Made Levee Breach At Sears Point Creates New Tidal Marsh In Sonoma CountyA man-made breach in the Sears Point levee in southern Sonoma County Sunday allowed high-tide salt water from San Pablo Bay to begin filling a 1,000-acre tidal marsh basin.
Conservationists Rent California Rice Fields As Habitat For Drought-Threatened Migrating BirdsWith severe drought covering 95 percent of California, 'pop-up wetlands' are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.
South Bay Wetlands Restoration Project Bringing Back WildlifeThe restoration of the South Bay Wetlands is the largest such project on the west coast of the United States, and so far scientists say it's going well. For instance, birds and other animals have been returning to the former industrial salt ponds.
Alviso Waterway Reconnected To The BayMother Nature scored another victory Wednesday in the ongoing fight to return San Francisco Bay to its natural habitat, as water officials threw open the gates to a water control project in Alviso.