Environment

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

On Friday, September 16, California enacted some of the nation’s most aggressive climate measures in history as Governor Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping package of legislation to cut pollution, protect Californians from big polluters, and accelerate the state’s transition to clean energy. The Governor partnered with legislative leaders this session …continue reading

While pulling together the Top Ten Stories list on Sunday, April 10, I realized that I have neglected monthly, quarterly, and yearly Top Ten Stories. The last monthly Top Ten Stories article was for September 2021. As part of catching up, here is a list of the Top Ten Stories …continue reading

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Rossmoor Community Services District and The Youth Center partnered together at Rush Park on Arbor Day to host a celebration for the community. There was a ceremony recognizing the importance of caring for our planet and a tree planting at the park. During the ceremony, six students from The Youth …continue reading

Aquarium of the Pacific logo used with permission.

How are shark and orca populations doing off the California coast? What can be done with the state’s offshore oil platforms once they are decommissioned? How are cities adapting to extreme weather and sea level rise? These and other topics will be addressed in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s First …continue reading

California State University, Northridge (CSUN), the non-profit Aquarium of the Pacific, and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium are pleased to announce the success of a joint effort involving raising and releasing juvenile giant sea bass into the ocean. Giant sea bass are listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Resources and Environmental Protection In this report, we assess several of the Governor’s most significant budget proposals in the natural resources and environmental protection program areas. Governor’s Budget Provides $11 Billion for Programs. The proposed budget provides …continue reading

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Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today introduced the America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act, legislation which will place federal wilderness protection on 8.4 million acres of public lands in Utah. These lands, world famous for its twisting canyons and other unique geologic and biological features, are also replete with numerous archaeological sites. …continue reading

Orange County Coastkeeper Garden and Native Sons Nursery are partnering to help support the declining population of local beneficial insects. Orange County residents can greatly assist by planting food source plants to ensure local pollinators are well-fed, while creating beautiful additions to their garden. At the Coastkeeper Garden Pollinator Plant …continue reading

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A landmark program between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has now financed more than 25,000 cleaner burning diesel trucks over the past 10 years. That is the equivalent of removing 4 million passenger cars from the road and 145 tons per …continue reading