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Concerning Apple’s investment in solar energy

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Global Warming

You may have heard the news last week that Apple is investing $850 million in a solar project to power its new headquarters and stores, but you might also have been confused to learn that Audubon California and a bunch of other conservation groups are opposed to the idea. Well, as usual, the reality is […]

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Join us at the Capitol: Audubon California’s March 11th Advocacy Day is fast approaching

February 13th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Global Warming, State Policy

When you are standing out at Consumes River Preserve or Staten Island watching Sandhill Cranes in the foggy wetlands and agricultural fields, it can seem a world away from the white walls of the Capitol Building. However different they may be, these two distant worlds are intimately connected through politics. Those Sandhill Cranes that you […]

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San Diego Audubon Society talks about the impacts of global warming on local birds

January 30th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Global Warming

Great piece on KPBS concerning the impacts of global warming on San Diego’s local birds, featuring San Diego Audubon Society Executive Director Chris Redfern. Share on Facebook

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Altacal Audubon’s neighborhood habitat program gives birds threatened by global warming a chance

January 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Global Warming

When the Altacal Audubon Society decided to launch its Neighborhood Habitat Certification Program in 2014, the National Audubon Society was still months away from releasing its groundbreaking study predicting the effects of global warming on birds. Altacal’s goal had always been to create habitat for birds and conserve water, and that was certainly important enough. […]

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California’s emissions goals are for the birds

January 9th, 2015 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming, National Audubon Society, Pollution

California Gov. Jerry Brown stunned many political observers when, during his unprecedented fourth inaugural speech Jan. 5, called for the Golden State to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by as much as 50 percent in the next 15 years. Many applauded. Others heaped criticism. But I’ll tell you one group that was fully in […]

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Kern Audubon Society spreads the word about global warming and birds

January 6th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Climate Change, National Audubon Society

When Audubon earlier this year released its long-awaited research on the projected research on the potential impacts of global warming on birds, Harry Love and his colleagues at the Kern Audubon Society realized that their local elected officials needed to hear this startling information. Within just a few weeks of the September release of the […]

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Could global warming research inspire a new wave of green birding?

December 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming

While no one is going to say that people looking at birds are a remotely significant source of the global greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, there is a growing number of birders who are exploring less carbon-reliant ways to enjoy the wonders of nature. After all, they folks might say, if we’re going […]

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A day at Ivanpah

December 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Climate Change

I was as shocked as everybody else when news got out this summer about the number of birds being killed at the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System in the Mojave Desert. All of us at Audubon California were alarmed at reports of “streamers,” birds literally set afire in midair from the intense heat generated by […]

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Bird enthusiasts across California ready for annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Christmas Bird Count, Climate Change, Global Warming

Californians from all walks of life will take to the outdoors this holiday season to participate in the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, the longest-running wildlife census in the world. Between Dec. 14, 2014 and Jan. 5, 2015, thousands of Californians will transform into volunteer scientists to assess the size of bird populations in […]

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Your handy guide to talking about birds and global warming this holiday

November 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Climate Change, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

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USGS: Habitat loss and development will impact birds as much as climate change

November 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming

Fascinating (read: scary) new study from the U.S. Geological Survey. ”Changing landscape patterns such as deforestation and urban growth are likely to have at least as large of an impact on future bird ranges as climate change for many species.” Share on Facebook

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With global warming, why bother migrating south for the winter?

October 30th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Climate Change, fall migration, Global Warming, Pacific Flyway

Interesting article noting that increasing numbers of Pacific Black Brant are choosing not to bother flying south from their breeding grounds in Alaska to warming climates during the winter: Scientists have documented that increasing numbers of black brant are skipping that far southern migration and staying in Alaska instead. Fewer than 3,000 wintered in Alaska […]

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Olivia: global warming and the Common Raven

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Birding, Climate Change, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

The Common Raven is one of the 314 North American birds predicted to be heavily impacted by global warming, a fact that caught Olivia Winslow from the Audubon Center at Debs Park’s Arroyo Green Team as particularly harrowing: Share on Facebook

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Baltimore Orioles and global warming

October 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird L.A., Birding, Climate Change, Global Warming, Nature education and activities

In this video, Diego Zapata talks about how the Baltimore Oriole launched his love of birds, and how he intends to help the bird survive the challenges of global warming where he lives in Los Angeles. Zapata is a member of the Audubon Center at Debs Park Arroyo Green Team, a group of young people […]

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It’s Time for Arctic Refuge Wilderness

October 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Arctic, Audubon Alaska, Climate Change, How to help birds

This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which has protected millions of acres of our most cherished landscapes. Yet one of the most wild and astonishing places in America is still in desperate need of the Act’s protection – the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Arctic Refuge is a haven […]

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