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 >>
How much space does a plant need to grow, if its population recently crashed to a single specimen?In the case of the Franciscan Manzanita, a shrub thought to be extinct in the wild until it was discovered in 2009 growing alongside the Doyle Drive reconstruction project, the federal government thinks ... More >>
Well, here's an interesting take on the phrase "she brings out the animal in me." Since Center for Biological Diversity is certain that everyone will be celebrating Earth Day by having lots of sex, the organization will be passing out endangered species condoms to those of you who are both environme ... More >>
Only one leftSF 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 >>
Gary Kramer, US Fish and Wildlife ServiceEnvironmental groups appealed to the Ninth Circuit to reinstate the northern rocky mountain gray wolf on the Endangered Species List, after Montana judge Donald Molley reluctantly upheld Congress' move directing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist ... More >>
Loves wolvesReaders 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 >>
opencage.infoYep, you can find just about anything you want on Craigslist, whether it's a drunk clown to entertain you for the night or, sadly, bridesmaids to be in your wedding. However, one Bay Area man crossed a legal line when he tried to sell endangered species via the online classified Webs ... More >>
They're cute when they're young.Many people know about the great horned owl family living on Strawberry Hill in the middle of Stow Lake. But did you know barn owls -- the ghostly-looking birds with white, heart-shaped faces -- are making a family at the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina?Josi ... More >>
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 >>
He has a family to look after, tooIt came as no surprise to city leaders when conservation groups slapped them with a lawsuit today, accusing the Recreation and Park Department of perpetually killing endangered species at Sharp Park Golf Course. The suit -- which was filed today in San Francisco ... More >>
A new study commissioned by environmental activists asserts that Sharp Park Golf Course should be restored to a wilderness area, a move the study claims would save millions of dollars for San Francisco taxpayers and aid the survival of endangered species that occupy the property.A municipal golf ... More >>
What a smileHere 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 >>
Forget about Sharp Parks endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.
via flickr by Lawrence OPMarching against global warmingThe buzz of the decade has been about going green. So it only seems apropos that San Francisco would ring in 2010 with a competition to save local endangered species.On New Year's Day, participants will start the search for the 36 endangered ... More >>
© California Academy of SciencesA roadblock?SF Weekly has written a little bit about the jaw-dropping recent discovery of a Franciscan Manzanita beneath mounds of overgrown plants abutting the Doyle Drive highway project. While finding a manzanita plant in coastal California is a bit like spotti ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Mission accomplished!The other day we noted how the Center for Biological Diversity was off to answer the David Letterman-worthy query: Can a man in a bear suit hand an environmental petition to the Secretary of the Interior? It turns out he can: The group sent out an e-mail claiming its 52,000-stro ... More >>
At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.
Large numbers of Northern Californians really, truly believe that the government, the environmentalists, and the U.N. have joined forces in a plot so obvious, yet so subtle, so seemingly benevolent and fundamentally evil, that it can only be called ...
A lawsuit over a proposed Hayward country club promises to be more than just another environmentalists-vs.-developers fight
Orchid collectors, watch your back. Uncle Sam knows what you're up to.