Kutras Lake and the California Gull
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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.
How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Louis Blumberg directs The Nature Conservancy’s California Climate Change Program. California Gov. climate conference in Paris, is helping California lead the way in fighting climate change.
The California Thrasher, A California Endemic
APRIL 13, 2011
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!
California wine country: 10 great places to hike, bike and sip
Green Traveler Guides
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
| 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.
Five Steps Toward a Brighter Water Future for California
AUGUST 25, 2015
Measure it, so we can manage it: Currently, there’s no way to accurately measure total water needs, water use and available supply in California. Water efficiency and smart use of water surpluses are important for all California stakeholders, especially farmers.
California builds first farm-to-table new home community
AUGUST 13, 2015
Urban farming is in the air and California is setting an example by creating the first American housing project of its kind with an urban farm built intentionally in the center of the community.
Of Drones and Cranes: UAV Technology Aids California Bird Conservation
Nature Conservancy - Science
MARCH 6, 2014
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
Twitching the Summer Tanager in Northern California
AUGUST 25, 2016
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.
The West Coast Wonder: California’s Response to Global Warming
Green Home Blog
MARCH 1, 2013
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
JANUARY 3, 2013
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.
Obama Administration Doubles California Coast Marine Sanctuary
MARCH 16, 2015
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.
How Hollywood Is Helping California Conserve Water
APRIL 2, 2015
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.
Mandatory Vaccines in California: What is Really Going On?
APRIL 23, 2015
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
AUGUST 22, 2015
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
AUGUST 31, 2011
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
MAY 25, 2015
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
Nature Conservancy - Science
JUNE 24, 2015
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.
DECEMBER 28, 2014
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.”
AUGUST 22, 2014
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
JUNE 9, 2014
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
MARCH 12, 2015
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
MAY 20, 2014
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?
MAY 23, 2011
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
MARCH 31, 2012
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
Green Living Ideas
MAY 3, 2014
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
JULY 30, 2014
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.
APRIL 30, 2015
Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today California drought factory farm meat water water footprint
California Man Leaves $800,000 to Homeless Cats in Will
JULY 15, 2014
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
California, Here We Come
AUGUST 4, 2014
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
Green Traveler Guides
MARCH 27, 2011
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17 Things to Know About California’s Carbon Cap
MAY 22, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
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
JULY 24, 2015
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
Green Traveler Guides
MARCH 3, 2015
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
APRIL 2, 2015
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
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
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
Sierra Club Compass
OCTOBER 17, 2013
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
Green Traveler Guides
AUGUST 19, 2014
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
OCTOBER 5, 2015
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.
California Senate Passes Conservation Bill Banning Shark Fins
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
We have been telling our Ecorazzi readers about the number of celebrities giving their support to the AB376, the California bill banning shark fins, including Leonardo DiCaprio , Edward Norton and Bo Derek. Now, comes the news that the bill was passed by the California Senate yesterday!