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Debs Park’s Green Team Take Action

December 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird conservation, Bird L.A., Clean Water Act, Pacific Flyway

The Audubon Center at Debs Park’s Arroyo Green Team, our program for local teens, continues to address local environmental issues. At the December 1st general meeting for the Arroyo Green Team, members discussed future projects and activities for the coming Spring term. Among the ideas mentioned at the meeting were more community outreach opportunities, continued […]

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Decision pending on toxic runoff into San Joaquin River

December 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Clean Water Act, Conservation research, Federal Policy, Pollution

Folks in the Central Valley may remember a massive selenium disaster at the Kesterson Reservoir back in the 1980s. Ever since, the state and federal government have been trying to get selenium discharges under control. The latest is that the federal government is poised to give farmers of 100,000 acres of farmland in Merced County a […]

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Times features environmental insider Kip Lipper

November 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Clean Water Act, State Policy

Kip Lipper, who is as renowned inside the Capitol as he is anonymous outside, is responsible for some of the nation’s most groundbreaking environmental laws over the last 30 years. The L.A. Times has a fascinating feature on him today. Share on Facebook

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Surfers offer one of California’s strongest voices for the environment

November 7th, 2009 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Clean Water Act, Local Policy, Pollution, urban conservation, Water issues, Western Snowy Plover

Back when Audubon California was part of a coalition of groups fighting the Orange County toll road, perhaps no member of that coalition was more effective than the surf community. Now here are the surfers fighting down new septic tanks in Malibu. It would be great if we could find ways to work with the […]

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San Jose considering banning plastic bags

August 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Clean Water Act, Conservation research, Local Policy

San Jose is considering banning the use of plastic bags, which have contributed greatly to ocean pollution, and have been a particular danger to birds. Share on Facebook

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S.B. County supervisors change stance on offshore oil drilling

April 8th, 2009 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Clean Water Act, Federal Policy, State Policy

Eight months ago, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted to ask state legislators to remove their ban on offshore oil drilling. But how things have changed since then. Today the board is expected to reverse that stance and return to its longtime opposition to any offshore oil drilling that was established after the […]

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A new lease on life for the L.A. River?

August 19th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Clean Water Act

OK, so it’s not the prettiest river in the state, but the Los Angeles River is one of the potentially most important waterways in Southern California. With its shores long-ago cemented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and covered with graffiti, its waters dry or polluted, the future has long seemed bleak for the […]

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