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State Senate climate bills will help birds and people

April 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Global Warming, Pollution

With the national discussion on climate change stalled (to say the least), California is now leading the way in addressing this important issue. Gov. Jerry Brown stunned many political observers January when he called for the Golden State to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by as much as 50 percent in the next 15 […]

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Audubon chapters in California piloting new climate research project

April 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming

Susan Sheakley remembers that, years ago, she would see American Kestrels throughout her birding walks through Orange County; now she sees very few. Five hundred miles to the north, Nancy Wenninger is seeing changes in her native garden that are curious. “Some plants are blooming earlier, some are blooming more,” Wenninger says. “The timing of the […]

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What is up, Jonathan Franzen?

April 1st, 2015 · 2 Comments · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Bird conservation, Birding, Climate Change, Conservation research, Global Warming, National Audubon Society

Just got through reading author and birder Jonathan Franzen’s essay in the New Yorker about climate change and conservation. We were hardly a hundred words into the article — thinking “Hey, how cool is it that this super-famous guy is talking about bird conservation in the New Yorker!” — when we suddenly found Audubon taking […]

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What the drought looks like at Half Dome

March 28th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Climate Change, drought, Global Warming, Water issues

Photo courtesy Yosemite National Park. Share on Facebook

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Birds Matter Lobby Day 2015

March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Global Warming, How to help birds, Local Policy, State Policy

More than fifty Auduboners took to to California State Capital on March 11 to talk with state legislators about birds. These advocates were a diverse group of Audubon California staff members, Audubon chapter members, and other bird lovers. Here are some highlights from the day: Former Assembly Member Pedro Nava spoke to the group before […]

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Concerning Apple’s investment in solar energy

February 19th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 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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California Legislature launches new climate proposals

February 11th, 2015 · Comments Off · Alternative energy, Audubon California, Global Warming, State Policy

California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León at yesterday’s press conference. California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León yesterday announced a broad package of climate change proposals that leaders hope will further reduce the state’s reliance on fossil fuels. Audubon California Executive Director Brigid McCormack was on hand at the event to support the […]

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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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‘I am doing what I can’

January 26th, 2015 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Birding, Global Warming

One day a terrible fire broke out in a forest. All the animals fled their homes and ran out of the forest to the edge of a lake, where they all stood feeling discouraged and powerless. Every one of them thought there was nothing they could do about the fire. 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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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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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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