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Entries from October 13th, 2010

Birds and oil are still too close for comfort in the Gulf

October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, Important Bird Areas, Pollution

Audubon has been on the ground in the Gulf since the beginning of the BP disaster, and now we’ve released a comprehensive report on the status of birds in the area. This look at the birds six months after the spill concludes that there are still a number of risks to birds associated with the […]

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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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David Yarnold visits Bay Area

October 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, National Audubon Society, S.F. Bay

New Audubon president David Yarnold wrapped up his visit of California last week with a stop in the Bay Area, where he went birding with membes of the Golden Gate Audubon Society and a tour of the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary: Share on Facebook

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State’s wild California Condor population hits 100

October 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California Condor, Endangered Species Act, Federal Policy

Perhaps a hundred California Condors flying free over the state doesn’t seem like a lot, but consider that in 1982 there were only 22. Great to see these birds bouncing back. Now let’s get 200 out there. Share on Facebook

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New Audubon president visits California, Pt. 2

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, National Audubon Society, Nature education and activities

New Audubon President David Yarnold is spending his first month on the job touring the country visiting all the places where Audubon works. He’s in California this week, and we have this video installment from the Audubon Center at Debs Park in Los Angeles. Share on Facebook

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New Audubon President David Yarnold visits California, Pt. 1

October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, National Audubon Society, Video

Here’s the first video from new Audubon President David Yarnold’s visit to California. As we mentioned earlier, he is spending his first month on the job visiting Audubon sites all around the country. Share on Facebook

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Got any questions for the new Audubon president?

October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, National Audubon Society, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

New Audubon President David Yarnold is coming to California next week to see where the organization is making a difference in the Golden State, as well as connect with local members and see a few birds. We’re going to document as much of his visit as possible on video, and we thought that as long […]

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L.A. Weekly weighs in on downtown L.A. Vaux’s Swifts

October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Audubon Center at Debs Park, Birding, urban conservation

Great coverage in this week’s L.A. Weekly about the Vaux’s Swifts in downtown Los Angeles. Share on Facebook

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