Archivos de Diario para diciembre 2017

06 de diciembre de 2017

EPA settles on final Casmalia toxic dump cleanup plan; public comment sought.

Public Meeting to be held December 6, 2017, 6-8 p.m. at the Orcutt Academy Charter (formerly Winifred Wollam Elementary School).

Toxic risks also face several threatened and endangered species on the site — the California red-legged frog, the California tiger salamander and the Western spadefoot toad — from high levels of chromium, copper and zinc in the soils and high concentrations of salts, as well as metals, in surface ponds.

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07 de diciembre de 2017

Hike: Redwoods in Novato? See for yourself!

This is great California newt habitat so watch your step to avoid injuring one. Two species of newts in Marin have orange bellies, and both have toxins to protect themselves so they amble along without much fear of predators. The neurotoxin tetradotoxin is the same toxin found in puffer fish. While the rough-skinned newt is more toxic, California newts still have enough of the toxin to kill a person foolish enough to eat one.

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29 de diciembre de 2017

Amphibians sleep for winter as lawyers have a hot debate.

Mountain frogs that live in the Central Sierra are at the center of another legal battle, pitting people who call themselves conservationists against the California Cattlemen’s Association and their lawyers.

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Plumas NF: Bullfrog information meeting on Jan. 9 in Quincy.

QUINCY, Calif. December 29, 2017 – Local American bullfrog populations and a proposed control plan are the topics of a community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m., Jan. 9, at the Quincy Library Conference Room at 445 Jackson Street in Quincy.

The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) is native to the eastern U.S. and Canada, but has quickly established itself around the world as an invasive species that easily displaces native species for food and space. Bullfrogs, potentially weighing over 2 pounds when mature, have an insatiable appetite, consuming anything they can fit in their mouths including insects, snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, fish, rodents, bats and birds.

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02 de diciembre de 2017

How To Tell A Turtle From A Tortoise.

Sheila Madrak, a San Diego-based wildlife biologist who specializes in sea turtles, has a simple answer.

“All of them are turtles,” she says.

The end.

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03 de diciembre de 2017

Biologists at SF State dig into ticks and Lyme disease.

For Swei, California’s lower prevalence of Lyme is an opportunity to probe how the bacteria that causes the disease spreads differently on the West Coast. One leading explanation has to do with the different hosts that Lyme-carrying ticks prefer. In the Northeast, young ticks like to feed on the blood of small mammals like mice and chipmunks. In California, however, they have another favorite: western fence lizards. These lizards have unique blood that actually kills off the Lyme bacteria present in ticks, essentially un-infecting them.

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12 de diciembre de 2017

Endangered frog comes up on top in battle over Mount Diablo development.

For decades, an oak-studded slice of Mount Diablo, where deer and coyotes roam, was under threat of development. But in the end, it may have been an endangered frog that came to the rescue.

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16 de diciembre de 2017

Legal Action Aims to Protect Endangered California Frogs' Mountain Habitat - Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog, the Northern Population of the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog and the Yosemite Toad in Sierra Nevada Mountains.

December 15, 2017 - WASHINGTON— Three conservation groups today intervened on the side of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a lawsuit challenging the designation of protected critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern population of the mountain yellow-legged frog and the Yosemite toad in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Conservationists Lobby to Join Fray Over Frog Habitat.

Conservation groups on Friday lobbied a federal judge for permission to join a fight between the federal government and a ranching association over a trio of California amphibian species.

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18 de diciembre de 2017

Yosemite National Park reminds you to brake for resurrected amphibians.

Yosemite’s Resources Management and Science Division asks park vistors, driving vehicles this fall and winter season, to be conscientious of migrating species.

This time of year brings the migration of the California red-legged frog and the Western pond turtle as they head from pond, river, and slack water to higher ground.

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