UCLA faculty voice: The case for ‘sanctuary cities’ for endangered species
Cities like Los Angeles not only destroy habitats, but also create new living spaces for animals and plants.
Clean Streams Key to Aiding Recovery of Endangered Frogs in California
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is home again to endangered California red-legged frogs, after a reintroduction effort. Success hinged on a handful of streams that are still clean enough to host the frogs, explains wildlife ecologist Katy Delaney.
New OC Digs for Pacific Pocket Mice
Mouse in the house? How about 50? That’s the number of endangered Pacific pocket mice that will soon be relocated into an area of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Lin Orange County, the first ever relocation of the adorable little mammal that makes underground homes.
Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study
Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact
Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts poses ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, report finds
An analysis of 97 studies by the EU-funded review body EKLIPSE concluded that radiation is a potential risk to insect and bird orientation and plant health.
Innovative Water Storage Projects Aid Wildlife, Salmon and Fishing Jobs
Environmental and fisheries groups have often opposed water storage projects. But two proposed projects in California have earned their backing, and Rachel Zwillinger of Defenders of Wildlife and John McManus of the Golden Gate Salmon Association, explain why.
Willow flycatchers, already an endangered species, also imperiled by climate change
The southwestern willow flycatcher is facing serious environmental challenges.
When the migratory songbird was added to the endangered species list in 1995, it was mainly because of habitat loss caused by human development. It also gets bullied by another bird species, the brown-headed cowbird, which destroys its eggs and steals nests.
Now, according to a UCLA-led study, the willow flycatcher is facing another threat: climate change.
Just say no to grass
The American Dream typically involves a two-car garage and a sizable lawn for the kids to play on. The problem is, depending on where in America the dreamer lives, that lawn might not be feasible.
California’s Next Climate Change Challenge is Water Whiplash
While overall precipitation levels will not change significantly in the next decades, the state has already entered a period of increased extreme precipitation events that will continue to present tremendous challenges to ensuring stable water supplies.