Environmental News

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


Diane Shader Smith

Explainer Drought or no drought? California left pondering after record winter deluge

Beware! These California superblooms are beautiful but treacherous

Tourists and travelers driving to visit California’s superblooms this year may see some striking vistas along the way — swaths of bright yellow, perhaps, covering formerly drab hillsides.

Before you ooh and aah, keep in mind: Some of that growth is invasive species that pose a treacherous threat. Experts say these plants can create stark and dramatic changes to the environment, altering soil chemistry and erasing native flora in some areas.

Wildflowers, eagles and Native history: can this California ridge be protected?

Hawai‘i collaborating to keep rare native plant wild

Annual, Native-Plant Gardens Walking Tour 2023: Oceanside

After a Relentless Winter, California Is Blooming

California in water storage crisis despite leaving drought, expert says

California Native Plant Society hosts field trips

Giant invasive rodents could make California’s floods worse

US floats options to reduce water pulled from Colorado River