Environmental News

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


Diane Shader Smith

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement And Acquisition Projects

At its Feb. 24, 2022 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $64.39 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California.

California Adopts First Zero-Emission Refrigerated Fleet Rules

California will be first U.S. state to replace all diesel-fueled refrigerated trucks with zero emission units, after new standards won approval Thursday from the state’s Air Resources Board.

State lawmakers propose heat wave alert system

Early warning system would be first in the nation

Tesla co-founder seeks to solve California’s battery waste problem

Electric vehicles may be cleaner than gasoline or diesel fuel cars and trucks. That doesn’t mean they’re clean.

Biden will allow California to set climate limits on cars. The move could influence the rest of the country.

The Golden State — which has long dealt with smoggy skies — often sets environmental policy other states eventually follow

WWF Drops NFTs Following Environmental Criticism

The World Wildlife Fund is the latest organization to reverse course on NFTs over environmental concerns.

Major breakthrough on nuclear fusion energy

European scientists say they have made a major breakthrough in their quest to develop practical nuclear fusion – the energy process that powers the stars.

It’s coyote mating season, and in my neighborhood that means trouble

The reign of terror in my Northridge neighborhood began with manic dog barking, eerie coyote howls and the high-pitched screams of an animal fighting for its life in the middle of the night.

Rare bat falcon drawing thousands of birders to South Texas border

A “boldly colored” bat falcon that crossed the border into deep South Texas — the first of its kind ever spotted in the United States — is drawing birders from across the country, and even Europe, to try to catch a glimpse.

Birds Bring Us Together for the Great Backyard Bird Count

Join the global community in sharing a love of birds & nature.