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Gray Wolf Returns to California

Gray Wolf Returns to California

Suzanne Potter /California News Service MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. – The wolf pack is back – literally! A pack of gray wolves has been discovered in California for the first time since they were hunted almost to extinction about 90 years ago. Trail...
County Board Declares Opposition to Oil Trains in Bay Area

County Board Declares Opposition to Oil Trains in Bay Area

Santa Clara County / CALIFORNIA On Tuesday the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur Extension and Crude Oil Unloading Facility Project (Rail Spur Project) in San Luis Obispo...
Son muchos los beneficios de los huertos escolares

Son muchos los beneficios de los huertos escolares

Norma De la VegaUniversidad de California Un nuevo año escolar comienza y padres e hijos están preparados para el inicio de clases. En muchas escuelas, además del enfoque en los libros y el aprendizaje en clase, se han implementado programas que...
SeaWorld claiming they don’t take orcas from the wild

SeaWorld claiming they don’t take orcas from the wild

Animal rights activists from PETA dispute claims by SeaWorld that orca whales live as long in captivity as in the wild. Credit: Ed Schipul, FlickrCC Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer EarthTalk SeaWorld has faced criticism and plummeting profits after the release...
Concord DMV Field Office Reuses Water to Combat Drought

Concord DMV Field Office Reuses Water to Combat Drought

Concord The Concord DMV field office has teamed up with the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD) to use recycled water to irrigate landscaping.  On July 15, 2015, CCCSD connected the irrigation system at the field office to their network of...
After Failing Air Quality Report, Improvements Suggested

After Failing Air Quality Report, Improvements Suggested

Environmental advocates are pushing for more zero-emissions vehicles and changes to the EPA’s Regional Haze Program in the wake of a new report that gives California national parks like Joshua Tree failing grades for air quality. Photo credit: Tommy...
Environmental Advocates Laud Land Conservation Deal

Environmental Advocates Laud Land Conservation Deal

Suzanne PotterCalifornia News Service Sacramento / California California environmental groups are cheering a bipartisan deal announced last Wednesday in the U.S. Senate to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The 50-year-old...
Sierra & Tierra: 200 Soplos de Aire Fresco para la Humanidad

Sierra & Tierra: 200 Soplos de Aire Fresco para la Humanidad

Planta carbonera Kean -Weadock, una de las 6 instalaciones que se clausurarán en Iowa Javier Sierra Hace 15 años, la administración Bush formó una comisión de energía liderada por el Vicepresidente Dick Cheney, quien la rodeó de un hermético secretismo...
Environmental, Recreation Groups Oppose Dam Legislation

Environmental, Recreation Groups Oppose Dam Legislation

Shasta Dam is one of dozens that provide hydropower to California. The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill to change the way hydropower licensing is conducted. Photo credit: photoquest7/iStockphoto.com. Suzanne Potter / California News...
College Students Band Together to Save the Colorado River

College Students Band Together to Save the Colorado River

Hoover Dam on the Colorado River provides power to much of Southern California. Youth leaders from the group Nuestro Rio are working to save the river. Photo credit: Mike/morguefile Suzanne Potter /California News Service Instead of partying away the...

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