Environmental News

A curated set of environmental news stories brought to you by the Gottlieb Native Garden team.


Diane Shader Smith

PHOTOS: Comedy Wildlife Finalists Offer Ode To Silly Serendipity

California Bill Prohibits Circuses From Using Wild Animals

‘Blob’ of warm Pacific water is back — could be trouble for marine life and weather

Eavesdropping squirrels take cues from bird chatter

How California Wildfires Can Impact Water Availability

The Sierra Nevada Mountains provide up to 70% of the state’s water resources, yet there is little known on how wildfires will impact water resources in the future.

National Wildlife Day – September 4, 2019

America marks National Wildlife Day on September 4. It’s an opportunity for everyone to step back, take a deep breath and think about all that surrounds us.

California becomes first state to ban fur trapping after Gov. Newsom signs law

California has enacted a new ban on fur trapping for animal pelts, making it the first state to outlaw a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier.

Wildlife experts unsure how federal rollbacks will affect local bird populations

Federal Endangered Species Act changes leave unanswered questions

Insects Lose as Trump Administration Weakens the Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration has introduced changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that are truly disastrous for endangered pollinators and other wildlife. 


New research traces fatal strains of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii in California sea otters to feral domestic cats and bobcats from nearby watersheds.