Environmental News

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


Diane Shader Smith

Plants for Birds

Bring more birds to your home with native plants

Coronavirus Has Renewed Our Addiction To Plastic

Environmental activists are sounding the alarm as city streets become littered with masks and gloves, and single-use plastics get a new lease on life.

Right Plant, Right Place with Scott Cher

Knowing native habitats can help you choose the right plants for your place. This course discusses local plant communities and their conditions, as well as how to assess the conditions of your garden site, including climate, soil, sunlight and space

Sharing our space with urban wildlife

Chances are, you have had first-hand experience with a wild animal no matter where you live.

Unwind with a Refreshing Nature-Inspired Drink

Herbal Cocktail, Mocktail Guide Provides Reward to Planting with Purpose


If we want to understand how our decisions shape the world around us, we can start by simply paying attention to what insects are doing in our own neighborhoods.

How Bee-Friendly Farming Could Save Food Systems — and the Planet

The decline of bees is emblematic of the broader decline of wildlife around the world. The United Nations’ Global Goals calls on countries to protect the planet and promote biodiversity. 

Learn to recognize the wildlife out your window

With careful observation, you can start to recognize a particular squirrel, or that certain cardinal pair that hangs out on your feeder.

Willow flycatchers, already an endangered species, also imperiled by climate change

The southwestern willow flycatcher is facing serious environmental challenges.

Resilient California: An Interview with Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot

Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot wants to elevate biodiversity.