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  • News and critical analysis of change in California's environment and the way ...
  • Today we're launching ReWild , a blog that will report on wildlife issues in California the way ... it seeks to address. Take our wildlife: mammals and birds , fish and frogs, insects, mollusks and plants. California has more ... Starting today, we'll bring you news each day about California's wild living things, the good news and ...
  • ... Of The Year We Just Survived posts. Who are we at KCET's Redefine to fight tradition? Of the hundreds of stories we've brought you ... have another retrospective of environmental news that deserved more coverage in 2015 later in the week, but for now keep ...
  • We have some great news to share with you about KCET's crowdfunding campaign for ReWild , and there's still time for you to make the news even better. [scald=48746:kl_image_original_context ...
  • California's Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to consider a ban on hunting contests such as this weekend's secretive coyote drive in Modoc County, with one Commissioner suggesting such contests are unethical.
  • ... Act to cover only intentional harm inflicted on individual birds , meaning that the law would no longer cover the biggest threats to the ... Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 707(a)) is amended--(1) by striking "shall" the first and second place it appears and inserting ...
  • ... in the eastern United States: the rule lists only those birds with summer breeding ranges west of the Continental Divide, west Texas, ... to threats to their breeding habitat in the U.S., the birds are also subject to threats in their migration and winter ranges, ...
  • ... preference for open forests with oaks means that the birds tend to live in the state's coastal mountains and the Sierra foothills. ... with each pair producing one chick a year. That, and the birds' gregarious habit, make them especially susceptible to population ...
  • Though the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided just four years ago that the coastal California gnatcatcher still needs the protection of the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the agency is announcing Wednesday that it will consider removing the bird from the list of Threatened species.
  • ... members. As for the claims regarding the western birds' proper status as a "distinct population segment," the members of the ... valid Distinct Population Segment, given that the western birds have a range that's notably separated from that of their eastern ...

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