Water District Seeks To Minimize Impact From Quickly Draining Anderson ReservoirThe Santa Clara Valley Water District wants to move quickly to drain the Anderson Reservoir and seismically retrofit the dam, but it also wants to move carefully to minimize impacts once the water is let go.
New Koala At SF Zoo Named Following Fundraiser Contest For Australian FiresA new koala at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens has a name following a naming contest to raise money for Australian bushfire relief, zoo officials said Tuesday.
Endangered Gray Wolf Found Dead in Northern CaliforniaAn endangered gray wolf that wandered thousands of miles through Northern California has died, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday.
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.
Pets Go Missing As Hungry Coyotes Prowl In San Jose NeighborhoodThe Cambrian Park neighborhood in San Jose is dealing with countless coyote sightings and discovering their pets are going missing, but they’re learning all they can do is wait for the coyotes to move on.
Environmental Coalition Targets Illegal Pot Farms on California Public LandIn the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at a site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer in September.
Report: Small Climate Rise Could Endanger 2/3 Of North American BirdsA new report from the National Audubon Society says climate change could have a devastating impact on birds--not just struggling endangered species, but the ones you see everyday.
Gov. Newsom Signs Bills Banning Fur Sales, Wild Animals in CircusesCalifornia will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to bar most animals from circus performances under a pair of bills signed Saturday by Gov. Newsom.
Wild Pigs Tearing Up Lawns At Lafayette HomesA band of wild pigs has invaded a Contra Costa County community, leading some East Bay homeowners to try and scare the animals off with some strange methods.
Drivers Warned to Watch for Deer Crossing Pleasanton RoadsPolice are warning drivers in Pleasanton watch out for deer that can jump out into the middle of the road and cause serious damage to your car.
California Steps Up Multimillion-Dollar Battle to Eradicate Nutria from State WetlandsThe Department of Fish and Wildlife was recently awarded $10 million to wipe out the large, invasive rodents and that effort is now well underway.
Mountain Lion Seen Roaming S.F. Golden Gate Park and Lake MercedSan Francisco park officials on Friday announced two confirmed mountain lion sightings, one at Golden Gate Park and the other at Lake Merced in the southeast part of the city.
$400,000 in State Funds for S.F. Rec and Parks to Benefit Seniors and SnakesKids, seniors and snakes will be among those who benefit from an influx of state funding to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, city officials announced Friday.
Prowling Mountain Lion Family Prompts Park Closure Near CupertinoA popular park in the South Bay is closed for the weekend because of a family of mountain lions that doesn't appear to be afraid of people.
Baby Herons, Egrets Rescued After Tree Splits in OaklandSixteen baby herons and egrets have been rescued after their tree collapsed in Oakland, hurling them from their nests to the pavement.