Balboa Park in Bloom: August, 2020 — South Park SD Blogger

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place, tired of streaming EVERYTHING and looking for something to do besides your essential job. And you’d really like to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour the largest urban park in the United States without leaving your living room? Balboa […]

Balboa Park in Bloom: August, 2020 — South Park SD Blogger

California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Critically Low for 2nd Year in a Row — KTLA

The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California’s coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. The count of the orange-and-black insects by the Xerces Society, a nonprofit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates, recorded about 29,000 butterflies in its…

via California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Critically Low for 2nd Year in a Row — KTLA

Volunteers Race to Save Horses as Easy Fire Flames Rage in Simi Valley — KTLA

Volunteers raced to save horses evacuated during the Easy Fire as flames raged nearby Wednesday morning. Ventura County Animal Services put out a call for help for volunteers with horse trailers who could get the large animals to safety. They asked those people who want to help to text 805-469-0896 with a picture of their…

via Volunteers Race to Save Horses as Easy Fire Flames Rage in Simi Valley — KTLA

Saddleridge fire: Large-animal evacuation centers set up to prevent horse deaths — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Colleen Shalby as published on The LA Times It has long been a dilemma of many wildfires: Where to shelter large animals when the flames come roaring? Last year offered the strange sight of llamas and horses being kept safe on the beaches of Malibu while the Woolsey fire raged in the hills beyond. As […]

via Saddleridge fire: Large-animal evacuation centers set up to prevent horse deaths — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

California Wildlife Agency Deploys New Tactics to Eradicate Destructive Swamp Rodents From State — KTLA

One of the most recent threats to California’s environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for carrots. An adult male nutria is seen in this file photo posted on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website. “Boy, they’re an ugly-looking thing,” said David Passadori, an…

via California Wildlife Agency Deploys New Tactics to Eradicate Destructive Swamp Rodents From State — KTLA

California Lawmakers Vote to Block Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks, Defying Newsom — KTLA

California lawmakers, over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s objections, passed sweeping legislation early Saturday allowing the state to impose strict endangered species protections and water pumping restrictions for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The governor must now decide whether to veto the bill and raise the ire of California environmentalists, who will surely accuse him of sidling…

via California Lawmakers Vote to Block Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks, Defying Newsom — KTLA

Someone Has Killed More Than 40 Wild Burros in a California Desert. There’s a $10,000 Reward for the Gunman — TIME

Officials in California are trying to find out who’s been shooting and killing wild burros in the desert––and are offering a $10,000 reward for answers. Since May, 42 burro carcasses have been found with gunshot wounds along Interstate 15 in California’s Mojave Desert, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). A burro is simply…

via Someone Has Killed More Than 40 Wild Burros in a California Desert. There’s a $10,000 Reward for the Gunman — TIME

6 Months After Paradise Burned, Trauma Endures For Kids And Adults — News : NPR

Mental health specialists working in the area of the deadly Camp Fire are seeing a second wave of trauma from survivors. But counseling services are in short supply.(Image credit: Michelle Wiley/KQED)

via 6 Months After Paradise Burned, Trauma Endures For Kids And Adults — News : NPR

More Than 1,000 Families Still Searching For Homes 6 Months After The Camp Fire — News : NPR

Six months ago, California’s deadliest wildfire almost completely destroyed the town of Paradise. Survivors are still struggling to find places to live in a region with a chronic housing shortage.(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)

via More Than 1,000 Families Still Searching For Homes 6 Months After The Camp Fire — News : NPR

California’s Latest Weapon Against Climate Change Is Low-Tech Farm Soil — News : NPR

To help meet its ambitious climate goals, California is paying farmers to grow cover crops. The aim is to promote healthier soil that can absorb more carbon from the atmosphere.(Image credit: Lauren Sommer/KQED)

via California’s Latest Weapon Against Climate Change Is Low-Tech Farm Soil — News : NPR