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…

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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 […]

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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…

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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…

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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…

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More than 40 wild burros slaughtered in the Southern California desert; reward offered — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By LOUIS SAHAGUN as published on The LATimes.com “It is one of the largest killings of its kind on public land managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management…” More than 40 wild burros have been found shot and killed along the Interstate 15 near the Nevada state line, Federal officials said on Friday, and they’ve offered […]

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101 Freeway Crossing to Give P-22, Other Wildlife Room to Roam — KTLA

Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city. P-22 is seen in a photo provided by the the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on May 2, 2019. Famous for traveling across two freeways…

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Sunshine Is My Favorite Accessory! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 100. California Sea Lion What did E.T.’s mother say to him when he got home? Where on Earth have you been? Interesting Fact: The sea lion’s ancient ancestors, like those of whales and dolphins, lived on land. The modern animal is well adapted to an aquatic environment, with its streamlined body and […]

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Draft California Waterfowl Habitat Program Proposal Solicitation Notice Available for Public Comment — CDFW News

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting public comment pertaining to a Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) for the California Waterfowl Habitat Program (CWHP). The passing of Proposition 68 in June of 2018 approved $10 million in funding for the program. Created by the California Waterfowl Habitat Preservation Act in 1987, […]

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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)

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