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Santa Barbara oil spill highlights need for restricting new offshore oil drilling

May 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, seabirds, State Policy

Because oil spills are particularly hazardous to birds and some of their most precious habitat, Audubon California has long been opposed to any new offshore oil drilling in California. We need to look no further than last week’s oil spill at Refugio State Beach, which dumped as much as 105,000 gallons of oil on the […]

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Latest numbers on wildlife harmed by Santa Barbara oil spill

May 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

These numbers come via the Oiled Wildlife Care Network: Share on Facebook

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Latest wildlife impacts from the Santa Barbara Oil Spill

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

Here are the latest numbers from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network from the Santa Barbara Oil Spill. Share on Facebook

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Plovers showing signs of oil at Coal Oil Point Preserve

May 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

Apparently, things haven’t improved at Coal Oil Point, where a group of volunteers is trying to protect a breeding colony of Western Snowy Plovers from the oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara. Apparently, now a number of plovers show evidence of oil. Here’s the latest update from Cristina Sandoval, preserve manager at […]

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First — and hopefully last — oiled Western Snowy Plovers at Coal Oil Point Preserve

May 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

We’ve heard from Cristina Sandoval at the Coal Oil Point Reserve in Santa Barbara that, while oil from the nearby oil spill at Refugio State Park has been light at the reserve, and even dwindling, there has been at least two Threatened Western Snowy Plovers affected by the oil. In a past post, we expressed […]

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The latest on the Santa Barbara oil spill

May 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Pollution, State Policy

Here’s the latest information we have on the oil spill, from state officials: In response to the oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara, state and federal officials have activated something called the Unified Incident Command System which the government organizes to respond to major disasters, such as earthquakes and wildfires. This command […]

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Spread of Santa Barbara oil spill raises concerns about Western Snowy Plovers at Coal Oil Point

May 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Endangered Species Act, Pollution, Western Snowy Plover

Crude oil from a ruptured pipeline at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara has moved south to Coal Oil Point Reserve, where threatened Western Snowy Plovers are in the middle of their nesting season. The Santa Barbara Audubon Society, which has been working closely with the reserve on protecting the birds, is standing by to […]

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Audubon California calls for full investigation into Santa Barbara oil spill

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Pollution, State Policy

Representatives of Audubon California today called on state agencies to fully investigate the cause of the oil spill that has blackened Santa Barbara beaches and is killing an unknown number of birds and other wildlife. Also at issue is the fact that officials reportedly alerted to the spill by a private citizen walking the beach […]

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Brigid McCormack on Santa Barbara oil spill

May 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Brigid McCormack, Pollution

The following is a statement from Audubon California Executive Director Brigid McCormack regarding yesterday’s oil spill at Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara: “Anytime you have oil spilled into the marine ecosystem it’s a major threat for birds and other wildlife. As we learned in the Gulf Spill, and in the 1969 spill not far […]

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Oil spill in Santa Barbara

May 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Pollution

About 21,000 gallons of oil have been spilled into the ocean near Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara. Share on Facebook

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How can we enjoy birds and nature if it’s unhealthy to breathe the air outside?

May 7th, 2015 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Pollution

The release last week of new data from the American Lung Association about the dangers of air pollution in California puts more urgency into current legislative efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The reality is that while air pollution in the form of greenhouse gas emissions is the leading cause of global warming, air pollution is also […]

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State Senate climate bills will help birds and people

April 24th, 2015 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Global Warming, Pollution

With the national discussion on climate change stalled (to say the least), California is now leading the way in addressing this important issue. Gov. Jerry Brown stunned many political observers January when he called for the Golden State to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by as much as 50 percent in the next 15 […]

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Effort to repeal landmark 2013 lead ammunition law quietly fizzles

April 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Lead ammunition, Pollution

We got word yesterday that a legislative effort to repeal 2013′s landmark law that will require nonlead ammunition in hunting by 2019 has been quietly withdrawn. Assembly Bill 395 would have repealed Assembly Bill 711, which was co-sponsored by Audubon California, Humane Society of the United States and Defenders of Wildlife. The bill was scheduled […]

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Groups line up to support 2013 law requiring nonlead ammunition for hunting

March 19th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, California Condor, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Nearly 40 groups from conservation, animal protection, environmental justice, and public health today sent a letter opposing a new bill that would reverse legislation passed in 2013 that will require the use of non-lead ammunition for all hunting in California. Audubon California partnered with the Humane Society of the United State and Defenders of Wildlife […]

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While the mystery continues, mystery goo birds get a new lease on life

March 1st, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Pollution, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

Great to hear that some of the birds effected by the mysterious goo in San Francisco Bay are all cleaned up and being set free. Huge thanks to International Bird Rescue for that. Now let’s figure out who dumped that goo and bring them to justice. Share on Facebook

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