Environmental News

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


Diane Shader Smith

Newsom imposes new California water restrictions – leaves details to locals

Still resisting statewide water rationing for parched California, Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking local suppliers to tighten water limits.

Researchers Create Nanoparticles to Address Environmental Problems

Stony Brook researchers, in collaboration with Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) scientists and the U.S. Air Force Laboratory, have developed a new generation of nanoparticles to address environmental problems.

Win-wins in environmental management hard to find

When a booming marine fishery can increase its shrimp catch while also reducing unintentional bycatch of turtles—that’s an example of what environmental scientists and managers call a “win-win.”

Here are all the positive environmental stories from 2022 so far

Eco-anxiety, climate doom, environmental existential dread – as green journalists, we see these terms used a lot – and often feel them ourselves

‘Crime against nature’: the rise and fall of the world’s most notorious succulent thief

Byungsu Kim pleaded guilty to attempting to ferry more than 3,700 wild dudleya plants from California parks to South Korea

Ruthless parasite plagues monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies, one of the most iconic insects of North America, are increasingly plagued by a debilitating parasite, a new analysis shows.

CA Gets a “D” on the 2022 Environmental Scorecard

California only got a “D” grade on this year’s Environmental Scorecard, a report card put out each year since 1973 by the nonprofit California Environmental Voters.

California Court Rules Against Big Bear Development Over Wildfire Concerns, Harms to Rare Plant

Lakeside Homes Would Destroy Federally Threatened Ash Grey Paintbrush

State, local leaders urge residents to conserve water amid a worsening drought in California

Advocates also tell KCRA 3 officials need to step up their efforts in response to the situation

Audubon Welcomes Environmental Policy and Financial Leaders to National Board

New directors bring decades of expertise in financial health and innovative environmental policy strategies in sustainability and renewable energy to protect air, water and land for birds and people.