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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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Audubon at the climate march

September 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Conservation research, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

Audubon members and staff took to the streets of New York with 600,000 others yesterday (that’s our president, David Yarnold, there on the left) to demand more action to address the challenges of global warming. No surprise to see us there, given recent research showing the very real threat to birds if we do nothing. […]

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First wild-hatched condor in Big Sur dies

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Lead ammunition

Sad news out of Big Sur this week, as word of the passing of California Condor #444, also named Ventana, was made public. While the cause of death apparently hasn’t been confirmed, the bird was treated in May for lead poisoning. Share on Facebook

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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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Help us avoid a disaster for birds in the Klamath

September 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, fall migration, Important Bird Areas, Pacific Flyway, Water issues

Lack of water in the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge has resulted in dangerous overcrowding at nearby Tule Lake, where thousands of vulnerable birds have already died from disease. What makes this situation even worse is the fact that it is totally avoidable. Our reports tell us that there is water available for the refuges […]

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Former Parks Service Superintendent warns about Joshua Tree solar project

September 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird Habitat

Mark Butler, a former National Parks Service superintendent, writes in the Desert Sun that a proposed solar project for the desert near Joshua Tree shouldn’t be allowed. He is particularly concerned that the technology for the project, similar to that at the controversial Ivanpah project in the Mojave Desert, has shown to be dangerous to birds […]

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Colbert takes on issue of global warming and birds

September 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Conservation research, National Audubon Society

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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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Op-ed: Migratory birds, refuges need our help

September 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Brigid McCormack, Water issues

Audubon California Executive Director Brigid McCormack co-authors a piece in today’s Sacramento Bee about the need for policy makers to consider the needs of migratory birds during the drought. Here’s a key section: It is time for a change. California needs balanced policy solutions that protect fish, birds, families and farmers alike. Agricultural stakeholders, water […]

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Inaction on Salton Sea will cost region billions

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird Habitat, Salton Sea, Water issues

Failure to act on the many problems at the Salton Sea will cost the region billions in the coming decades, says a new report from the Pacific Institute. For years, this globally significant important bird area has been challenged by the poor management of its limited water resources: Failure to revitalize the ailing Salton Sea […]

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We need your vote to launch innovative community project in Los Angeles

September 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird L.A., Nature education and activities

Audubon California has partnered with Los Angeles-based Audubon chapters to submit an exciting project to the LA2050 Initiative. Building on the work we’re doing with young people in the area, we’re proposing to support teens as they highlight the amazing birds that inhabit the city’s parks, and create connections between residents and nature that haven’t […]

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