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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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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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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

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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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