Kutras Lake and the California Gull

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The top photo shows a first winter California Gull ( Larus californicus ) on the right and a non-breeding adult on the left. Below is the same first winter California Gull with the smaller non-breeding adult Ring-billed Gull ( Larus delawarensis ) on the left. Not living on the coast is the most obvious reason that I don’t see many gulls or shorebirds but it helps having the Sacramento River, the largest river in California, running through the central valley.

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The California Thrasher, A California Endemic

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The California Thrasher ( Toxostoma redivivum ) is endemic to coastal and foothill areas of California, extending into adjacent areas of northwest Baja California. Yup, another California native and a sweet songster to boot!

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California wine country: 10 great places to hike, bike and sip

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| Eco-Active In The Vines | Now that the harvest rush is winding down, it’s the perfect season for green wine lovers to savor the good weather and fall vineyard landscapes with a hike or bike ride in California wine country.

Spiritual Drought in California.

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California has chosen to create a segmented wasteland disguised as ingenuity that is entirely driven by the mind. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) San Francisco Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today California drought silicon silicon valley spirituality technology water

Vermilion Flycatcher in Colusa County California

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The Vermilion Flycatcher ( Pyrocephalus rubinus ) is usually found near the US – Mexican border but we were fortunate this year to find an adult male in northern California! Click on photos for full sized images.

Of Drones and Cranes: UAV Technology Aids California Bird Conservation

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It can be difficult for human observers to accurately count birds when they are in large flocks, as is often the case at California’s Staten Island. Tech Agriculture Birding Birds California drones monitoring tech technology wetlands

The West Coast Wonder: California’s Response to Global Warming

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California has always been at the forefront of progress and radical change. On January 1 st , 2013 the state of California, in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), announced that it will reduce carbon emissions back down to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

Red-crowned Parrots at Irvine Regional Park, Orange County, California

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Southern California is loaded with parrots. Red-crowned Parrot in Irvine Regional Park Despite the number of species involved only one, the Red-crowned Parrot , is considered countable by the California Bird Records Committee.

Twitching the Summer Tanager in Northern California

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As I discovered chatting with my fellow birders at the Sycamore Grove Campground, this male Summer Tanager would be a record for Tehama County California.

Obama Administration Doubles California Coast Marine Sanctuary

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A lengthy effort to protect the California shoreline is finally seeing a goal fulfilled, as after a decade of study and petitioning, two marine sanctuaries are expanding more than twofold.

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How Hollywood Is Helping California Conserve Water

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With California declaring cutbacks on water consumption, Hollywood is doing its part to help out. Yesterday, California’s Governor Jerry Brown gave a first-ever mandatory restriction on water.

California Bans Plastic Bags! WooHoo!!!

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I only moved to California 5 weeks ago, and already, I’m rubbing off on the state. But seriously, this evening, governor Jerry Brown announced a plastic bag ban for the ENTIRE state —and check your maps, California is HUGE! CONGRATULATIONS CALIFORNIA!

Mandatory Vaccines in California: What is Really Going On?

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness WAYLON: Editor's Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today California mandatory vaccines SB 277 vacccinesIn 1986 vaccine manufacturers were given financial immunity from the damages of their products by congress. It took two years to set up the program and in 1988 the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program began.

California Drought Intensified By Human Emissions, Says Study

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A four-year drought has ravaged the state of California, but future dry spells could be even worse. Scientists assert that climate Read More The post California Drought Intensified By Human Emissions, Says Study appeared first on Ecorazzi.

California Quail, The California State Bird: Now Forming Coveys

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The California Quail ( Callipepla californica ) is the California state bird, inhabiting scrub, broken chaparral and woodland edges primarily in California, Oregon, Washington and Baja California. Birds California California Quail West Coast

California Lawmakers Want Harsher Penalties For Animal Abusers

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In response to a horrible attack on sea lions at a Laguna Beach rehabilitation center, California officials are pushing for harsher penalties for animal cruelty. The push for the new Read More The post California Lawmakers Want Harsher Penalties For Animal Abusers appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Why the California Water Crisis is a Foretaste of Water Crises to Come

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Coyote Hills in California. You’ve no doubt seen it all over the news: California is in the midst of its worst drought in its history. The California water crisis is a harbinger of things to come. Photo © Ken-ichi Ueda/Flickr.

California leads U.S. toward Better Living Conditions for Egg-Laying Hens.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Food Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Green Featured Today animal rights cage free California chickens compassion eggs humane industrial agriculture This is how change starts. With baby steps.

“How serious is California drought? Check out these before & after pictures, taken only 3 years apart.”

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Worst drought in recorded history in California. It was always that way.” – John Steinbeck, East of Eden Meanwhile: California couple conserving water amid drought could face […]. “And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years.

Gray wolf gets endangered species protection in California

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The California Fish and Game Commission voted on June 4 to grant endangered species protections to gray wolves. California now joins Oregon and Washington in providing safe passage for these wolves that are repopulating their former range.

Amid Drought, California Taps Prehistoric Water Reserves

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In a story both fascinating and disturbing, the state of California is going far back in time to supply water to its ever-drying landscape. As wells continue to dry up Read More The post Amid Drought, California Taps Prehistoric Water Reserves appeared first on Ecorazzi.

California wildfires blaze on, striking hard and early

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As climate change continues to rear its ugly head, thousands of places including homes, a university campus, a nuclear plant, and parts of military bases have been evacuated in southern California. The last few years have been the driest in recorded California history.

BPA Ban in California?

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According to Grist , the California State Assembly will be deciding the fate of Assembly Bill 1319, the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act today. This is the first step, California…then let’s get it out of everything, like receipts and canned food!

Contemplating California Condors

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The newest bird on the brink to capture her fertile imagination is the California Condor, on which she graciously shares her research and ruminations: Sometimes as a writer you recognize there’s been something overlooked in your midst—something quietly abiding.

Range-Extended BMW i3 Gets Full $2,500 California EV Rebate

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There’s no denying it: California is one of the most important car markets in the world for manufacturers, and the state’s $2,500 zero-emissions vehicle rebate is very helpful for competing there.

Animal Rights Group Sues to Stop Bull Run in California

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The first ever Great Bull Run is scheduled to happen in California this Saturday but an animal rights group has sued to stop it from happening. Read More The post Animal Rights Group Sues to Stop Bull Run in California appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

How to use less Water: What we can learn from California.

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California Man Leaves $800,000 to Homeless Cats in Will

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A real estate attorney in California, made sure cats were taken care of after he was gone by leaving $800,000 in his will to the Marin Humane Society. Read More The post California Man Leaves $800,000 to Homeless Cats in Will appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Remember That Catastrophic Natural Gas Leak in California? Yeah, That Could Happen Again

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It was a disaster for public health, the environment, and the state of California’s energy supply. NatureNet Science Update. The largest accidental release of greenhouse gases in U.S.

California, Here We Come

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Welcome to California by Curtis Perry used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Now, Alan Durning and Kristin Eberhard share the argument for Washington to join California’s cap-and-trade club. By joining together, Washington and California can untangle a few strands of the electricity web.

Central California: 5th annual Earth Day Food & Wine fest

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17 Things to Know About California’s Carbon Cap

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While Cascadian climate hawks have been fighting rearguard actions against proposed pipelines and coal trains, California has been rolling out an ambitious carbon cap. California actually designed its carbon market so that other states can plug themselves into it. California’s does not.

Nearly Extinct California Blue Whales Make Incredible Comeback

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According to a University of Washington study, the nearly extinct California blue whales have made a comeback that is being called "historic." Read More The post Nearly Extinct California Blue Whales Make Incredible Comeback appeared first on Ecorazzi.

One of Bob Barker’s Toronto Elephants Dies At California Sanctuary

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Iringa, a former Toronto Zoo elephant who was transported to a California sanctuary at the request of Bob Barker, has died. The elephant, who was euthanized on Wednesday, was one Read More The post One of Bob Barker’s Toronto Elephants Dies At California Sanctuary appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News bob barker

JustAhead app supercharges national park vacations

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California North America United States Utah app for US national parks JustAhead travel guide for US national parks | Green Travel News | A new GPS-powered travel app turns smartphones into hands-free audio tours of Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley and several more U.S.

Historic California Water Restrictions to Fight Drought

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For the first time in the history of the state of California, there will be mandatory restrictions on water. In response to the ever-growing drought crisis happening in the state, Read More The post Historic California Water Restrictions to Fight Drought appeared first on Ecorazzi.

California City Passes Nation’s First Soda Tax

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This week, voters in the city of Berkeley, California, passed the nation’s first soda tax by a huge majority. million dollar campaign led by soda Read More The post California City Passes Nation’s First Soda Tax appeared first on Ecorazzi.

California Does it Again: Groundbreaking Energy Storage Initiative

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Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) finalized a decision requiring investor-owned utilities to build 1,325 megawatts of energy storage by 2020.

Just Back: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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As a California native who has lately been spending much of my time overseas, I jumped at the offer to explore America’s crown jewels: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

California Bans Ivory

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed state assembly bill AB 96 into law yesterday, which officially bans the sale of virtually all elephant ivory and rhino horn in the state. Though Read More The post California Bans Ivory appeared first on Ecorazzi.