environment

In the Tracker's Footsteps

Feb 8, 2013
Danielle Venton for KRCB.

Tracking, the ancient art of detecting subtle signals left by animals, is alive and well today -- especially in the North Bay. Through local tracking clubs, classes and the Point Reyes Tracking School, launched this week, the opportunities are ripe for learning the ways of the outdoors. 

Jim Sullivan (right) organizes monthly classes and meet ups

California Department of Fish & Wildlife

  A network of dikes and dams has kept seawater away from an old hay farm near the mouth of Napa River for nearly a century. Now it's close to being returned to its natural condition.

EPA Limits Rat Poisons But Leaves Wildlife at Risk

Jan 31, 2013
Photo courtesy of WildCare, by Melanie Piazza.

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving to ban a number of highly toxic rat poison products. But critics say the agency is not moving fast enough. Lori Abbott has this report.

Non-point pollution plagues Russian River

Jan 30, 2013
Courtesy of Flickr/Steve Shupe

On yesterday's North Bay Report we heard about some of the projects underway this year for the Russian River. The watershed is home to many state and local efforts to bring back threatened and endangered fish. In the final part of our series, KRCB's Danielle Venton reports on the river's water quality and finds that while things have improved, there is still a long way to go.

Orcas' protection is endangered, too

Jan 28, 2013
Photo: National Marine Fisheries Service

Protection for endangered orcas or "killer whales" off the Pacific Coast may be about to disappear. Lori Abbott reports.

The surprising fate of compostable plastic

Nov 27, 2012

Where do compostable plastic forks and knives go to die? It’s not where you’d think. In past few years compostable plastics, synthesized from plants, have exploded on to the market. But are they are not as green as they seem. KRCB’s Danielle Venton reports.

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