Tag: "san francisco bay"
San Francisco Bay's watershed extends to the Sierras. Ponder the waterways of the largest estuary in western North America.
A "Bay-Friendly" gardens initiative is underway around the Bay Area under the sponsorship of Stopwaste.org. Last weekend some generous, certified “Bay-Friendly” garden owners opened their yards for tours.
USGS geologists are finding that Gold Rush-induced sediment levels in the San Francisco bay might be diminishing.
Post on Nov 18, 2010 by Brian Romans
Mapping of the underwater topography (called bathymetry) reveals landscapes fundamental to understanding the Bay Area's unique geology. The Golden Gate strait connects the San Francisco Bay to the open Pacific Ocean and is only one mile across.
Post on Oct 14, 2010 by Brian Romans
The biggest river restoration project in California's history, however, is now underway for the San Joaquin River.
Post on Aug 12, 2010 by Brian Romans
The volume of oil recently spilled in the Gulf of Mexico is several thousand times what was spilled in San Francisco Bay in 2007, but the ecological studies conducted in the wake of the SF spill give us an idea of what we can expect in the Gulf.
Post on Aug 02, 2010 by Jennifer Skene
Wetlands — they are possibly the most diverse ecosystems on the plant, according to environmental scientists.
Post on Apr 18, 2010 by Roberto Daza
Argentine ants have had amazing success as an invasive species in the US. Their West Coast super colony numbers in the billions and spans from Mexico to Oregon. But aside from invading homes, they've had a dramatic effect on native ants and local ecosystems.
Post on Apr 02, 2010 by Lauren Sommer
The biggest problem can be the smallest thing, and that's the case in the sewer world. More than 20 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into California waterways last year, according to the state Department of Water Resources Control Board. That's not counting the partially treated sewage that makes its way into our water from overflows and sewer system malfunctions.
Post on Apr 03, 2009 by David Gorn
November is the month when thousands of migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway make their stop in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's also the month when herring arrive in the Bay in gigantic schools – tons and tons of the tiny fish. And November's the month last year when the Cosco Busan crashed, leaking 53,000 gallons of black goo into San Francisco Bay.
Post on Oct 31, 2008 by David Gorn