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 >>
On Thursday, bird fanatics from around the Bay Area will gather in San Francisco to do what they do best: Look at birds. At this post-Christmas powow, avian aficionados will trek through city parks, neighborhoods, the bay, and the woods, with binoculars and scopes calling out the names and numbers ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Forget about Sharp Parks endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.
An unpublished study shows the surprisingly lethal effects of the Cosco Busan oil spill. Why are government scientists helping the ship's owner keep it a secret?
© California Academy of SciencesThe Franciscan ManzanitaThe other day we reported on the apparent discovery of a Franciscan Manzanita in the Presidio -- the first wild specimen of the native San Franciscan plant spotted since 1947. But, in a development that appears to be ironic -- without any m ... More >>
Jim HerdWebcam, ahoy!Longtime listeners to San Francisco Giants broadcasts will be familiar with KNBR radio's ubiquitous catchphrase touting its broadcasting might: "From the Farallones to the Rockies..." Many a fan has probably stopped to wonder who, exactly, is catching those ballgames out on the ... 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 >>
It is one of the less troubling inequities of modern life that not all species of fish are created equal. Let's face it: Some swimmers get all the attention of fancy nonprofits and government regulators, while other, less fortunate finned friends are left out in the cold. Today's Bay Area headline ... More >>
As George W. Bush and his James Watt-like environmental personnel exit, stage right, San Francisco environmentalists have fired a salvo of lawsuits aimed to hit their posteriors on the way out. Last week, Lisa Belenky, a San Francisco staff attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, filed a t ... More >>
The question of whether to begin saving creatures and habitats from climate change
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
How a Willie Brown real estate venture snagged tens of millions of dollars in government subsidies and opened the way for Democratic heavyweight Angelo Tsakopoulo to make even more money
Environmentalists have all but won their fight to save the Headwaters Forest. Somehow, that's not enough to bring Julia Hill down from her treetop perch.
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
The wind-power entrepreneurs at Kenetech have spent millionsin vain tosolve this avian mystery: Why have hundredsof raptors, including golden eagles, died alongside the windmills of Altamont Pass?
Orchid collectors, watch your back. Uncle Sam knows what you're up to.