Environmental News

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


Diane Shader Smith

San Diego Urban Corps giving native plants a chance to thrive

Crews planted 310 native shrubberies in three canyons around the city

California Botanist Named 2021 E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Award Recipient

Naomi Fraga Wins Award for Outstanding Science to Save Native Plants

Pacific Rim Institutes sells native plant wreaths

The Pacific Rim Institute is selling hand-crafted wreaths that highlight conservation efforts.

Tree that smells like rotting fish is so invasive states are offering bounties to kill it

Bringing the Bradford pear tree to Maine seemed like a good idea at the time…

Meet an Ecologist Who Works for God (and Against Lawns)

A Long Island couple say fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity starts at home. Or rather, right outside their suburban house.

Lucile MacLennan, esteemed native plant champion, dies at 101

Lucile MacLennan, a heralded native plant champion who spent much of the past century elbows deep in South Carolina soil, died on Nov. 29. She was 101 years old.

Plan to protect land, water presents opportunity for Native Californians

“I would like to see the state of California really listen to Native voices and ask them to help protect the environment.”

20 Sun-Loving Native Plants for Zone 10 Gardens

One of the hottest regions in the US is still home to many great native plants.

A conservationist is raising awareness of native plants and birds, one decorative pin at a time

Weber started Laulima in 2017, an online store and Instagram account that sells patches, pins, and other merchandise featuring native flora and fauna. The Conversation spoke with Weber about how she came to art as a tool for conservation.

Environmental Groups Settle Lawsuit With Southern California Edison to Protect Waterways

A coalition of environmental groups has announced they reached a settlement agreement with Southern California Edison to clean up facilities identified as sources of toxic contaminants that flow into streams, rivers and other waterways.