Three men were charged Friday with trying to smuggle thousands of California succulents to South Korea, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The South Korean nationals pulled the live Dudleya succulents out of the ground at remote state parks in Northern California in 2018, took them to a nursery in San Diego and then transported the plants to a commercial exporter in Compton with the intention of using a fraudulently obtained certificate to ship the plants to South Korea, prosecutors […]
NPR reports In California, fines are being levied against winemakers who violate environmental laws, but activists say they are a drop in the bucket compared to the damage. Read story at Wine Moguls Destroy Land And Pay Small Fines As Cost Of Business, Say Activists : The Salt : NPR
Environmental regulations requiring releases of millions of acre-feet of water over the last decade have failed to improve the Delta ecosystem, including multiple endangered fish populations.
Parrots are one of the most beloved and sought-after bird species around the world and are native to South America, Africa, and Australia. They are admired for their colorful feathers, cunning intelligence, and witty personalities; and it is for these reasons why they are popular in the international pet trade. But just like any captive […]
MONTEREY — Ventana Wildlife Society, a nonprofit known for recovering populations of California condors and bald eagles in Central California, became a licensed ammunition vendor earlier this year to ensure its free nonlead ammunition program complies with new state laws. Ventana Wildlife Society began providing free non-lead ammunition to residents of Monterey, San Benito, San […]
UC Berkeley reports As temperatures rise, desert birds need more water to cool off at the same time as deserts are becoming drier, setting some species up for a severe crash, if not extinction, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. The team that last year documented a collapse of bird communities […]
There are about 200 exhibits at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Designed to delight and educate visitors, the exhibits attract visitors of all ages. Here are a few photos from last month. I shared the Sea Jelly Exhibit in a previous post, and enjoyed hearing from readers about their underwater and aquarium experiences. The sea jellies […]