From The Los Angeles Times (Sammy Roth): If, like me, you live in Los Angeles — or Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City — you drink water from the Colorado River. You probably eat vegetables grown with Colorado River water, and maybe you eat beef fed on alfalfa grown with Colorado River water. […]

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California legislators are poised to vote on a new bill that’ll help protect threatened wildlife — both within the state and globally — and reduce the risk of future pandemics. The COVID-19 outbreak likely started in wildlife and spread to humans via a live market. And this isn’t the first time; the majority of infectious […]

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This 2014 video from the USA says about itself: This short video shows California leaf-nosed bats flying in and out of a cave entrance through a night-vision camera. BLM biologists monitor bat populations by counting the number of bats leaving a cave entrance for a calculated period of time. Video taken by Sterling White, Desert […]

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Los Padres Forest Watch reports Southern California and central coast mountain lions were placed under the protection of the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) while they are being considered as candidates for permanent protection under the law. The California Fish and Game Commission approved the protections unanimously at a hearing that was moved online due to health […]

via State Commission Votes Unanimously to Grant Temporary Protection to Central Coast and Southern California Mountain Lions — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and the Mountain Lion Foundation, the California Fish and Game Commission voted 5-0 today to advance Southern California and Central Coast mountain lions to candidacy under the state’s Endangered Species Act. The vote follows a February 2020 finding […]

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