Environmental News

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


Diane Shader Smith

EPA moves to give California right to set climate limits on cars, SUVs

The proposal, along with a move by the Transportation Department, could pave the way for a broader climate deal with automakers.

Saving the Super Bloom: Why California’s Wildflowers Are Under Siege

Much of California this spring, however, remained parched and brown. Locations popular for their exceptional wildflower blooms like Anza Borrego Desert State Park—that drew crowds the size of Coachella in 2017 and 2019—produced small, modest wildflower displays

Nursery manager connects to his roots while working with native plants

We can’t save time in a bottle, but Antonio Sanchez believes he can preserve the future in a jar. 

San Diego chapter queues up events for California Native Plant Week

Annual celebration includes field trip, expert garden tips, virtual tours through April 24

Pandemic impacts habitat restoration at LAX Dunes

During a year when many people were cooped up inside, Los Angeles Conservation Corps Field Crew Supervisor Damian Morando is grateful to be outside.

How to celebrate Earth Day on the Midpeninsula: Films, art projects and more

Local groups plan plenty of planet-conscious events

How a shocking environmental disaster was uncovered off the California coast after 70 years

Just 10 miles off the coast of Los Angeles lurks an environmental disaster over 70 years in the making, which few have ever heard about. That is, until now, thanks to the research of a University of California marine scientist named David Valentine. 

Attracting Wildlife To Your Garden

By enhancing your backyard echo system, you can provide a refuge and a resting place for birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife. Fill your yard and garden with the sights and sounds of nature.

How to Catch This Year’s California Blooms

Thursday: While drought conditions won’t allow a super bloom, you can still enjoy the state’s wildflowers this season.

Ocean Institute and Tree of Life Nursery Restore Native Plant Garden

Any time you make a garden, Tree of Life Nursery founder Mike Evans says it’s important to ask yourself what kind of story you are trying to tell.