A Southern California judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service paid enough attention to the welfare of Endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep when it assessed the environmental effects of an Imperial County wind facility near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
A bill now on the floor of the U.S. Senate would exempt the Navy from environmental laws protecting California's sea otter population, and environmental activists are urging the language be stripped from the bill.
In the wake of this week's sentencing of eagle biologist John David Bittner on charges of handling eagles and other birds without a federal license, Bittner's colleagues in the environmental realm are weighing in -- and they have harsh words for their colleague.
A southern California wildlife biologist sentenced today for handling eagles without a license may have performed similar tasks for wind power companies while he was unlicensed, ReWire has learned. John David Bittner, who runs the Ramona-based Wildlife Research Institute, pled guilty to violations of the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) in April.
Imagine setting aside several months of your life, free from the rat race, free from the daily commute, free from paying the bills, free from the oppressive bonds of daily commitments, and trading it all for discovery and adventure.
For the uninitiated, "wetlands" might seem like a mere eco-buzzword, but up until nearly a century and a half ago, coastal and inland wetlands were common features in the Southern California landscape.
An unpleasant aspect of shutting down Southern California's only nuclear power plant started Monday, as plant operator Southern California Edison (SCE) laid the groundwork to begin laying off about 600 plant workers.
Though the general consensus seems to be that southern California will get through the summer just fine without the permanently closed San Onofre nuclear power plant, officials at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) are pushing to make up what they say may be a shortfall by allowing the construction of an unpopular gas-fired plant near the Mexican border.
This episode of Artbound features the portrait work of bi-cultural artist Shizu Saldamando, Nery Gabriel Lemus' artwork inspired by his experiences as a social worker, the history of L.A's street art culture, the mapping of Tijuana's burgeoning arts scene, and a musical performance by the folk-country band I See Hawks in L.A.
Senator Barbara Boxer has asked the Justice Department to look into whether plant operator Southern California Edison deliberately misled regulators as the utility replaced aging steam generators at the plant's two remaining units.
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