Environmental News

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


Diane Shader Smith

#NoStrawNovember kicks off with a boost from aquariums nationwide, including Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific

#NoStrawNovember, launched by a Monterey Girl Scout last year, continues to gain national momentum with Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific and 21 other aquariums across the country putting their shoulders behind the 2018 effort.

Oceans warming faster than anticipated, giving even less time to stave off worst impacts of climate change, study finds

According to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, ocean temperatures have been warming 60% more than outlined by the IPCC.

40 desert bighorn sheep released to the Sacramento Mountains

New Mexico wildlife officials have released 40 desert bighorn sheep to the Sacramento Mountains — an area where the animal has been absent for nearly a century.

B.C. filmmaker wins Wildlife Oscar for toad documentary

A Lake Country man’s dream of documenting wildlife and making a difference in the world has come true.

The Refuges of Interstate 5

Interstate 5 is the West Coast’s primary north-south highway. Considerably inland from the Pacific Ocean at most points, I-5 passes through major cities, yes, but also through verdant forests, majestic mountain passes and fertile river valleys.

This Is The Deadly Ocean Plastic Pollution You Never Hear About

While cities and businesses across the country move to cut down on ocean pollution by  banning plastic straws, there’s an even bigger plastic crisis devastating marine ecosystems ― and most of us aren’t aware of it.

Long Road Still Ahead to Fund New California Water Storage Projects

California recently promised billions of dollars in bond funds to new water storage projects. But it remains to be seen if these projects can obtain water rights and regulatory approval to actually start construction.

Trump Signs Water Infrastructure Act That May Change California Landscape

Last Week Trump signed a presidential memorandum to promote the “reliable supply” of water in the West.

Shot of endangered monkeys wins prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 prize

This powerful image of a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys seated in contemplation amid iridescent foliage has been awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in photography, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.

See this year’s best wildlife photos

A “magical” photo of a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys earned Marsel van Oosten the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.