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SFO Airport Sinkhole ‘Emergency’ as Flight Volume Soars

Federal and state transportation officials are warning that San Francisco Airport’s rapidly deteriorating seawall has created the risk of runway flooding and sinkholes as passenger volume soars.San Francisco is legend for environmental hypocrisy, such as flooding the beautiful Hetch Hetchy

SFO (Kyle Harmon / Flickr / CC)

Drought: New Plan to ‘Save’ Salmon–and Starve Farms

California water officials introduced a tentative plan Tuesday to keep more water in Shasta Lake over the upcoming year in order to protect endangered winter-run Chinook salmon. However, the proposal is likely to infuriate farmers who may see water allocation drop, while marine scientists are skeptical the plan will be enough to save the imperiled fish.

Chinook salmon restoration (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)