An innovative Sierra Nevada fire-management plan faces threats from significant loopholes, a logging-intensive federal law, and a Bush administration review, forest ecologists say.
Fremont residents have unofficially weighed in against the development of open space next to Coyote Hills Regional Park, which houses gray fox, deer, native willow groves, more than 170 bird species, and a series of Native American burial mounds.
Two Bay Area activist groups have filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue to block the Montezuma Wetlands Project, an effort to dump toxic dredge spoils from the Port of Oakland and elsewhere into Solano County marshland for “restoration.”
Working-class communities in the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona areas east of Los Angeles have won a state Supreme Court ruling that allows water users to sue privately owned water suppliers, as well as public water companies, over contamination of the water supply.
First, the bad news: California’s fruit bowl, the San Joaquin Valley, is being paved or desertified. Why?