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What Happened to California's Salmon Season This Year?


‘The state is responsible for reviewing and updating water quality standards. And for at least 14 years, the state has not acknowledged that its water quality standards are inadequate to protect fish...

Can We Prevent Another Algaepocalypse in the Bay?

Bay Nature

“We can’t control the strength of the tides, can’t really control climate change in our region or the amount of fog over the Bay, we can’t control sun distribution,” says Ian Wren, staff scientist at...

Tribal Leaders, Environmental Groups Rally for a Better Water Rights System


Indigenous leaders and environmental groups gathered at California’s Capitol on Wednesday to rally for better access to clean water. Advocates specifically expressed support for a trio of bills that...

Coalition of tribes, fisheries, environmentalists demand change to 'dysfunctional' state water rights system

Bay City News

"Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that declining fish populations are driven by unsustainable water diversions, the Newsom administration has taken every opportunity to increase water...

Tribes and conservation groups rally at State Capitol for water justice and to save imperiled salmon

Daily Kos

SACRAMENTO — Representatives of California Tribes, fishing groups and conservation groups held a big rally at the State Capitol on July 5 to advocate for water rights and to protest the Governor’s...

500,000-Gallon Sewage Leak in El Sobrante Was 'Preventable'


More than 500,000 gallons of sewage spilled from a maintenance hole in El Sobrante, according to a local wastewater treatment agency. The waste leaked into nearby San Pablo Creek.

California Needs a Plan for Water Sustainability

Maven's Notebook

This year, as California’s extreme drought gives way to floods, the need for a science-based plan for sustainable water management has never been more clear. Such a plan would align human demands and...

Supreme Court ruling decreases wetland protection

San Francisco Examiner

A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday diminished the federal government’s ability to regulate wetlands, which California environmental advocates say erodes established clean water protections.

EPA will regulate wetlands differently—what it means for the Bay


Environmentalists are upset over a US Supreme Court ruling that changes the way the EPA can regulate wetlands. Cathy Whitman repots on what it means for the Bay Area.

Supreme Court Sharply Limits Federal Government's Ability to Police Pollution Into Certain Wetlands


The Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act only applies to wetlands with aboveground flow to main-stem rivers and other big bodies of water. California passed stronger environmental rules in...

Supreme Court limits EPA authority to protect wetlands

San Jose Mercury News

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply limited the federal government’s authority to police water pollution into certain wetlands, the second decision in as many years in which a...

S.F. Bay is no longer an environmental disaster. Here's what drove incredible transformation

San Francisco Chronicle

Full of cold, fresh rainwater and snowmelt from the Sierra, the San Francisco Bay is in a strikingly different place than it was last summer. Water gushing out of the delta is flushing out pollutants...


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