Endangered Species Act

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Judge Orders City to Pay Fine for Killing Snakes and Frogs at Sharp Park Golf Course

    A federal judge ordered San Francisco today to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorney fees to an environmental nonprofit for killing two protected species at the city-owned Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica. The judgment is a victory for the Wildlife Equity Institute and other environme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Why You Shouldn't Eat Lion Meat

    A long post on the Scientific American website today pleads with the public to not let this obsession with lion meat get out of control, in the wake of a Burlingame restaurant offering $70 lion meat skewers and a restaurant in Florida selling lion meat tacos. Though lions aren't currently protected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    San Francisco Bay-Delta Longfin Smelt Could Become Extinct

    ​The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needs you and conservation partners to help save the dwindling San Francisco Bay-Delta longfin smelt population. Once the most abundant fish population in the San Francisco Bay-Delta, the state says the 4-to-6-inch estuarine fish are at a record low for the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Rare Franciscan Manzanita Could Be Listed as Endangered Species After All

    Only one left​SF Weekly readers might recall the wild discovery two years ago when a Franciscan Manzanita bush -- thought to be extinct -- was randomly spotted in a Presidio traffic island. Since then, environmentalists have fought to have the plant protected -- and now they might have won.The U.S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Tras Gustav Karlsson Berg Jailed for Threatening to Shoot Senator Over Wolf Legislation

    Loves wolves​Readers might recall the angry wolf man who threatened to kill a California Senator for not taking enough action to protect the carnivorous beasts from being dropped off the list of endangered species. Tras Gustav Karlsson Berg, a registered sex offender and active environmentalist, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Local Environmentalists Sue U.S. Government for "Failing to Protect" Manzanita Plant

    A gem of a discovery ​The saga over the effort to protect the rare and precious Franciscan Manzanita plant escalated on Tuesday when the San Francisco Wild Equity Institute filed a lawsuit against U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The group claims his agency failed miserably in protecting the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Man Threatens to Kill California Senator Over Wolf Legislation

    San Francisco's own wolfman ​It's like a scene straight out of The Wolf Man. A fanatic of the carnivorous beasts was charged in federal court today with sending e-mails to a California senator, threatening to kill her if she didn't oppose legislation that would scrap environmental protections for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Man Busted For Smuggling Whale Teeth

    What a smile​Here is a story that involve both sperm and teeth -- and it's still G rated.James Saunders was convicted yesterday in a San Francisco courtroom for scheming to illegally buy, sell, and smuggle sperm whale teeth from the far away country of Ukraine. The conviction was a crack in an nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Franciscan Manzanita, Once Thought Extinct, On Way to Becoming 'Endangered'

    © California Academy of SciencesThe Franciscan Manzanita: Once 'extinct,' now 'endangered'? ​Usually, a species has to be endangered before it goes extinct. Not the Franciscan Manzanita. It went extinct -- and now it may become endangered. Readers may recall the discovery last year of a Francisca ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2010

    Bleeding Green

    Forget about Sharp Park’s endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Flipping the Bird: Lawsuit Alleges Government Neglecting Our Feathered Friends

    An endangered species indeedAn environmental group last week sued the federal government in San Francisco District Court, charging the U.S. has moved with the speed of a roadrunner with a broken leg and the efficiency of a decapitated chicken in protecting 31 species of birds via the Endangered Spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Turtle Power: Enviros Sue Government In S.F. Court For Alleged Failure To Shell Out For Leatherbacks

    A group of environmental organizations are not 'happy together' about the government's foot-draggingA trio (not a quartet) of environmental groups (not named after Renaissance painters) sued the U.S. government last week in San Francisco federal court, claiming the Department of the Interior, U.S. F ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 1996
  • News

    February 7, 1996

    Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

    Politicos, prudes, and the paranoid protest the programming heard on Bay Area radio stations to the highest authority in the land -- the Federal Communications Commission

  • News

    August 30, 1995
  • News

    August 9, 1995

    The Mission Blue Mission

    Saving the habitat of an inch-long violet butterfly, the endangered Mission Blue, is the starting point of a many-sided battle for dominance of San Bruno

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