Here’s today’s roundup of science, nature and environment news from the Bay Area and beyond.

Worst of West Nile virus season to comeCalifornia and parts of the Bay Area are expecting the current West Nile virus season to be the worst in at least five years, with almost twice as many cases of the viral infection in humans so far compared with last year.

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There Will Soon Be Oil And Gas Drilling in Up to 42 National ParksOil and gas drilling operations are already well underway in twelve national parks, and that number may soon balloon to 42 if the fossil fuel companies get their way. The progressive mainstay Center for American Progress recently requested data from the National Park Service regarding current and future drilling operations.

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Official: Yosemite visitor recovered from virusPark officials have sent health warnings to people who stayed at the two locations, advising there may have been a chance of increased exposure. On Wednesday, officials sent thousands more notifications to reservation holders who booked stays at other locations in the park â locations not associated with any exposures or infections.

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Plans for giant Antarctic marine sanctuary falterThe United States and New Zealand have spent two years trying to agree on an Alaska-sized marine sanctuary where fishing would be banned and scientists could study climate change. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took a strong interest in the outcome, regularly prodding diplomats, and New Zealand recently sent a delegation to Washington to reach a tentative deal.

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Worst Of West Nile Virus Season To Come – 9/14 KQED Science News Roundup 2 October,2015Jenny Oh

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