Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Critical concerns

Water agencies appeal sucker fish habitat expansion

In a June 2014 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in requiring the expansion of the endangered sucker fish habitat area. SAN BERNARDINO SUN

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San Bernardino Sun & Riverside Press-Enterprise

The cities of Redlands and Riverside and 10 water agencies have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to sift through the nation's environmental laws and balance human needs with an appellate court's decision allowing a doubling of the "critical habitat" for the endangered Santa Ana River sucker fish. The water providers petitioned the high court Tuesday to hear their case.

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Scientists use pink dye to trace beach pollution

Times of San Diego

In an ambitious, bi-national investigation of how pollution spreads along beaches, Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists will release pink dye into the ocean north and south of the border three times over the next four weeks. Study results will be used by policy makers to guide beach closure decisions.

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Next generation perspectives on climate change

Maven's Notebook

At the State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference in Oakland last week, one of the standout moments during the opening plenary session was when three local high school students took the stage to tell the adults how they feel about climate change. What they had to say took most by surprise.

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