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California Start-up eSolar Switches on Solar Thermal Plant: Powers 4,000 Homes

8/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new solar plant in California uses algorithms to power 4,000 homes. Rick Merritt at EETimes.com reports: “The 5 MW Sierra SunTower solar power plant in Lancaster, California, will produce electricity for Southern California Edison, powering more than 4,000 homes […] Read more >

Time for a Salmon Plan That Works

8/3/2009 // By Robyn Carmichael

The salmon and steelhead that return to the Columbia and Snake Rivers are like no other fish in the world.  They migrate nearly 1,000 miles, connecting coastal and river communities from California to Alaska and inland to Oregon, Idaho and […] Read more >

Week Two: A “Bugly” Scavenger Hunt

7/21/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Bugs are everywhere in nature, regardless of whether you’re a city dweller or a country dweller. I encourage you to take a walk with your kids and see just what you can find as you embark on a Bugly Scavenger Hunt. Read more >

California Earthquake Causes Massive Squid Wash-Up

7/16/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A recent California earthquake beached numerous squid causing public alarm. San Diego News report: “Dozens of dazed Humboldt squid, which were roughly three- to four-feet long and weighed close to 40 pounds, were found flapping around on La Jolla Shores […] Read more >

U.S. Government Maps Best Solar Regions

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The need for alternative energy could redefine the American landscape including how it is mapped and ultimately managed. CNet News: GreenTech reports: “The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with the Department of Energy, this week released six maps […] Read more >

Clean Cars for California = A Cleaner Future for All

3/12/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

It’s hard to make that trip to the gas station nowadays. Not only do we all need to pinch a few pennies in these tough economic times, but there’s the “carbon guilt” too. To reduce cars’ effects on rising levels […] Read more >

Finally! A Victory for Public Lands!

1/23/2009 // By Lisa Eadens

We’ve waited a long time for a significant victory for our public lands… Over the last five years, it’s been one thing after another threatening to take the character and beauty from our public lands. From fossil fuel development occurring […] Read more >

Disastrous Drop in California Salmon

3/26/2008 // By Miles Grant

Disturbing news from the California coast: Federal fisheries managers on Friday took the initial step toward imposing what could be the strictest limits ever on West Coast salmon fishing amid a precipitous drop in fish returning to California’s Sacramento Valley. […] Read more >

Wherever You Live, Changing Climate is Shifting Spring

3/20/2008 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press has a great roundup the local impacts of a delayed spring thanks to climate change: The capital’s famous cherry trees are primed to burst out in a perfect pink peak about the end of this month. Thirty […] Read more >

Sen. Boxer, Conservation Leaders Show Unity for Strengthening Climate Legislation

3/12/2008 // By Miles Grant

On Capitol Hill today, the National Wildlife Federation showed its support for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in the fight for strong climate legislation. As chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. Boxer has played a key role […] Read more >