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

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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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Controversial desert solar project dropped

September 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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 · Comments Off · 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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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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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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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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