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Controversial desert solar project dropped

September 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Global Warming

The backers of a controversial solar energy plant in the desert near Joshua Tree suddenly pulled their application for the project late last week, surprising Audubon California and other environmental groups that were still gathering their forces to oppose the dangerous technology the developers sought to use. The original permit for the Palen solar project […]

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A chance to have our cake and eat it, too, with desert renewable energy

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Federal Policy, Global Warming

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today is in Palm Springs with federal and state officials to announce the completion of a draft blueprint for solar and wind energy development on 22.5 million acres of public and private land in the California desert. The goal of the plan is to identify areas of the desert […]

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Are we listening?

September 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming

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Fresno’s Jeff Davis talks about the Yellow-billed Magpie and global warming

September 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Climate Change, Global Warming, Yellow-billed Magpie

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Western Grebes and global warming

September 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Bird videos, Climate Change

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Black Oystercatcher lovers care about global warming

September 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Black Oystercatcher, Climate Change

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Brigid McCormack talks about California birds and global warming

September 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Climate Change, Global Warming, How to help birds, National Audubon Society

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More than 170 California birds threatened by global warming

September 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

Global warming is a serious threat to California birds. A seven-year study from the National Audubon Society released today finds that global warming threatens the survival of more than 170 California species in the coming decades. This includes iconic California birds such as the Brown Pelican, Allen’s Hummingbird, Yellow-billed Magpie, and many others. These are […]

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Birds are warning us about climate change

August 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Global Warming, Pollution

Back in the spring of 2010, as oil began pouring from a damaged undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico, the news media searched for stories that could illustrate the environmental damage for the American public. Just a few days into the Deepwater Horizon disaster, such a story ran, announcing the discovery and subsequent rescue […]

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Responding to reports of bird deaths at Ivanpah solar facility

August 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Global Warming

Like everyone else who has heard the story this week, we were pretty alarmed to hear accounts of thousands of birds bursting into flames above a new-technology solar facility at Ivanpah Valley in the Mojave Desert and we were grateful to have Renewable Energy Director Garry George front and center in the media to give […]

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California drought is a dress rehearsal for climate change

August 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Brigid McCormack, Climate Change, Water issues

With more than 80 percent of California in extreme drought, things are tough out there for birds (farmers and people). Already we’ve seen studies linking drought to reduced breeding of waterfowl and raptors. The big question that I frequently get asked is: Is this climate change? Share on Facebook

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Audubon California signs onto Safeguarding California

March 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Climate Change

Audubon California signed onto Safeguarding California, a multi-sector strategy to guide the state’s efforts in adapting and reducing risk from climate change. The state of California is leading the way on a host of policies, programs, and plans intended to prevent and prepare for climate change. Audubon California’s Climate & Energy Program is collaborating with federal and […]

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Audubon urges EPA to act on carbon emissions

November 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Brigid McCormack, Climate Change, Global Warming

Making the point that climate change is the single greatest threat to birds that most of us will encounter in our lifetimes, Audubon California Executive Director Brigid McCormack (pictured above) this morning told a panel from the Environmental Protection Agency that if it wants to be serious about addressing the problem, the government branch needs […]

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Time to take action on climate change

June 25th, 2013 · Comments Off · Climate Change, stupid bird humor

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What do the birders know?

April 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Birding, Christmas Bird Count, Climate Change, Conservation research, National Audubon Society, spring migration

Interesting thinky opinion piece in today’s New York Times about the mesmerizing habit of birdwatching, and what truths are revealed when one taps into the rhythm of avifauna: We can’t escape trying to see the future through birds. Too many canaries were deployed to detect gas leaks in coal mines, too many ravens launched from […]

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