Farallon Islands

FILE - In this July 8, 2006, file photo, gulls nest near the North Landing area of the Farallon Islands National Refuge, Calif. The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, will hear public comment on a federal plan to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on the Farallon Islands in an effort to eradicate a mice infestation, a proposal that is drawing criticism. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
July 10, 2019 - 4:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation until they address questions on the impact to wildlife. The California Coastal Commission heard public...
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A view of a weather-beaten building on the Farallon Islands off the coast of California.
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Carrie Hodousek
July 05, 2019 - 10:32 am
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services has a plan to drop poison on the Farallon Islands to get rid of the infestation of mice, but critics say it would endanger other wildlife and destabilize a sensitive ecosystem.
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