Environmental News

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


Diane Shader Smith

The Peaches Are Sweet, but Growing Them Isn’t

An annual picking trip to a California farm has become a window into our daunting climate and work challenges.

Wildlife society giving away lead-free bullets to help save endangered California condor

$87M wildlife bridge in California will be a haven for mountain lions

California to build largest wildlife crossing in world

The crossing will give big cats, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes and other creatures a safe route to open space and better access to food and potential mates.

California’s disappearing sea snails carry a grim climate warning

The red abalone is dying off as its food source—the California kelp forests—are decimated. Experts fear the die-off may be a sign of what’s to come.

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act could prove historic

Hundreds of species of fish and wildlife across America — many of them habitat specialists, filling specific, if often uncommon, niches out of public view — are in trouble. Serious trouble.

As California’s recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt

Visiting the Burbank recycling center is like stepping into an archaeological dig. Everywhere there is evidence of consumption — kombucha bottles, cardboard delivery packages, plastic water bottles, toothpaste tubes, vitamin bottles and plastic bags.

Preserving the Theodore Payne Collection

We learned long ago that the best way to keep precious things safe is to share them widely – the more plants there are and the more people who care about them, the less chance that they will be threatened with destruction.

How to turn your backyard into a carbon sink

4 steps to replace your lawn with a carbon-sequestering garden

A view from majestic Yosemite in central California

Visitors of any age or physical ability have op­por­tunities in Yosemite to engage in some of the greatest wonders in the natural world. Yosemite has captivated travelers since ancient tribes discovered the valley and it has cemented its place as a true American treasure.