Elephant Seal Bulls Take Over Drakes Beach as Glad Gawkers GapeWith Saturday’s glorious weather, people flocked to Bay Area beaches. But one remained off limits, thanks to some large, lonely pinnipeds looking for a little peace and quiet.
Trump Vetoes California Driftnet Fishing Bill Co-Sponsored by Sen. FeinsteinPresident Trump has vetoed a bill that would have gradually ended the use of large-mesh drift gill nets used exclusively in federal waters off the coast of California.
Newly-Identified Dwarf Snake Species Named for California Academy of Sciences ResearcherThree snake specimens are the only known members of a new snake genus, called Levitonius, and a new snake species (Levitonius mirus) named for Alan Leviton, a researcher at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
State Officers Remove 3,000 Pounds of Trash From Big Sur Marijuana Grow SiteState wildlife officers removed 3,000 lbs. of trash, hundreds of feet of plastic irrigation piping, discarded camping equipment and other debris at an illegal marijuana operation in the Los Padres National Forest in Big Sur.
Trump Administration Opens Auction for Oil, Gas Drilling on California Public LandsOil and gas leases on federal public lands in California were put up for auction for the first time in eight years on Thursday, drawing protests from environmental organizations on grounds including threats to climate, human health and wildlife.
New Life for Stalled Plan to Demolish 4 Dams on Northern California's Klamath RiverAn agreement announced Tuesday paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to reopen hundreds of miles of waterway along the Oregon-California border to salmon that are critical to local tribes.
San Francisco Firefighters Rescue Baby Raccoon Wedged in Tree, Name It 'Freedom'A baby raccoon trapped in a tree has been given the name "Freedom" by the San Francisco firefighters who rescued it Saturday night.
San Francisco Zoo Celebrates 'World Lemur Day' Along With Boy Who Found MakiIn the spirit of World Lemur Day, San Francisco city officials and the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens on Friday celebrated the 5-year-old boy who helped locate Maki, the lemur that was taken from the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens earlier this month.
Caught on Camera: Bear in Tahoe City Effortlessly Opens SUV Door, Swipes CoolerA Tahoe City resident's security camera captured video of a California black bear opening the door of an SUV left unlocked outside her home.
California Tightens Rules On Use Of Highly Potent Rat Poisons Blamed For Killing WildlifeGov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a bill widely restricting the use of certain highly potent rat poisons that are blamed for killing mountain lions, birds and endangered wildlife.
Scientists Say Bay Area Birds Piped Down During Coronavirus-Induced 'Silent Spring'San Francisco birds started singing much less loudly during the coronavirus lockdown, according to a new study published in Science.
Rescue Team Drags Bear Injured in Bear Fire Up Rough Terrain to SafetyA small team of state biologists and local law officers hauled a 350-pound black bear injured in the Bear Fire in Butte County across rough terrain to safety.
Feds Approve Killing California Sea Lions by Northwest States' Wildlife ManagersU.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout.
Marine Mammal Center Biologists Concerned Over Spate Of Bay Area Animal EntanglementsLocal marine biology experts expressed concern this week over a spate of life-threatening marine mammal entanglements in ocean garbage and fishing gear along the California coast.
More Rattlesnake Sightings At Bay Area Parks, Trails, Homes Due To Early Mating Season