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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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Judge places state efforts to curb climate change on hold

March 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Global Warming, State Policy

A California Superior Court judge today placed the state’s much debated plan to arrest global warming on hold, agreeing with several environmental justice organizations that the state’s cap-and-trade plan would allow polluters to keep causing damage to low income communities. The state has announced its intention to appeal the decision. Share on Facebook

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David Yarnold: Keep green energy green

March 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Federal Policy, Global Warming, Important Bird Areas, National Audubon Society

Audubon President David Yarnold has a new op-ed in papers around the country talking about the need to ensure that green alternative energy remain green, that we not rush into non-petroleum energy production without making certain that the impacts on the environment are avoided, or at least minimized: Sound science and long-term planning can ensure […]

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NY Times: Climate threatens species at every altitude

January 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Global Warming

The New York Times today discusses the threats to birds and just about every other species from climate change. Kind of depressing. And these findings correlate with what Audubon California has discovered in its own research about how climate will impact birds in California. Share on Facebook

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Concerns over eagle safety stalling wind projects on Federal land

December 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Conservation research, Federal Policy, Global Warming

The Feds are apparently doing their job. Share on Facebook

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L.A. Times poll: Latinos and Asians more concerned about environment

November 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Global Warming, Polls, Pollution

Interesting new poll from the Los Angeles Times shows that California’s Latinos and Asians are more concerned about key environmental issues like climate change and pollution than whites. While this might surprise some, it doesn’t surprise those interviewed for the story, including Audubon California’s Dan Taylor, who note that often it is these minority populations […]

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L.A. Times on controversy over solar development in Panoche Valley

November 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Audubon Watchlist, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Endangered Species Act, Global Warming, Important Bird Areas

Louis Sahagun of the Los Angeles Times takes a closer look at the controversy over solar energy development in the Panoche Valley. Audubon California has already stated that a massive solar plant on this landscape raises serious concerns for birds and wildlife. The area is a Globally Significant Important Bird Area, which hosts 12 sensitive […]

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County supervisors support Panoche Valley solar development in key vote

October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Global Warming, Important Bird Areas, Local Policy, State Policy

San Benito County Supervisors last night approved an environmental impact report for a controversial solar power development on open space in the Panoche Valley. Audubon California has joined the many Audubon chapters and conservation organizations expressing serious concerns about the impact that this project will on birds and wildlife. Share on Facebook

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Rush to Renewables

October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Global Warming, Wind power

In the face of climate change and limited fossil fuel resources, there is no question that we need to ramp up renewable energy development as quickly as possible. Our energy consumption shows no sign of slowing, and as electric vehicles become more widespread, energy demand will continue to increase. However, large-scale renewable energy projects like […]

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Times/USC poll shows Prop. 23 in a dead heat

September 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Global Warming, State Policy

A new L.A. Times/USC poll shows that the oil industry-backed initiative to roll back California’s climate change law is a dead heat. Share on Facebook

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Polling shows Californians’ support for environment strong

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Global Warming, Pollution, State Policy

A new study from the Public Policy Institute of California shows that Californians support for environmental laws is holding strong. Thanks to the Gulf oil spill, there has been a 16-point increase in those who oppose offshore oil drilling, and nearly two-thirds of Californians support the state’s landmark greenhouse gas reduction law, AB 32. Despite […]

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Anti-AB 32 crowd gets ballot language change

August 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Global Warming, State Policy

Proponents of Proposition 23, which would derail California’s landmark attempts to control greenhouse gas emissions, were successful in their attempt to change ballot description of their measure. But the tweaks to the wording don’t change the underlying purpose of this oil company-backed measure: to halt our progress toward an alternative energy future. Share on Facebook

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Support for state climate change law holding strong and steady

July 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Global Warming, Pollution

Despite a well-funded ballot initiative launched by out-of-state oil companies to strike down California’s landmark climate change law, public support for the law is holding strong and steady, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California. Audubon California is a strong supporter of Assembly Bill 32. Share on Facebook

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DWP scales back plans for Owens Lake solar power test

July 7th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Global Warming, Important Bird Areas, Water issues

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is scaling back its plans to test Owens Lake for potential solar power development. Share on Facebook

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California alternative energy legislation gets broad backing

June 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Global Warming, State Policy

The Gulf Oil Spill is prompting “California legislators and conflicting interest groups” to resolve their differences and come together on alternative energy legislation that would reduce the state’s dependence on oil. Share on Facebook

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