Environment

California blackbirds are disappearing: study

California blackbirds that are found throughout the year across the state are gradually disappearing, a team of Californian researchers has warned.

A group of researchers at University of California, Davis, carried out an examination of population of blackbirds all through the Golden... read more

Butts Fire burns 5 sq. miles in Northern California

A wildfire in Northern California has engulfed an area of more than five square miles, forcing nearly 200 households to evacuate; a spokesperson for the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection has confirmed.

The quickly-expanding Butts Fire in the remote Pope Valley had... read more

Population of Great White Shark shoots up in Eastern US

According to a new study, the numbers of white sharks are surging in the ocean off the eastern US and Canada after many years of decline.

White sharks experienced a period of stable populations which was followed by decline along the entire American Atlantic coast.

The study,... read more

White House Sets up Task Force to Tackle Decline of Honey Bees

Owing to a number of factors, including weather, diseases and pesticides, honey bee population in the US is on the decline since last winter. Now, the White House has developed a task force that will deal with dwindling honey bee population.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and... read more

Factories dump 2.4 million pounds of toxic waste into local waterways: report

Environment protection advocates have once again raised their demand for restoration of Clean Water Act protections to curb the growing problem of toxic pollution in waterways.

According to a new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center, factories dumped 2.4 million... read more

Small Oklahoma tremors could lead to larger, damaging earthquake

The increase in frequency of tremors in Oklahoma in the past few months is enough to create worry that a larger, damaging earthquake could soon rattle the area, USGS geophysicist Rob Williams said.

A newly published survey by the USGS revealed that 207 tremors/quakes were recorded in... read more

Lawmakers may vote on $11 billion water bond this week

California lawmakers are expected vote on so-called water bond plan as early as this week as the state's Democratic-controlled legislature has until June 26 to substitute its own plan for the Schwarzenegger plan, though the cut-off date can be extended.

The proposed water bond plan would... read more

Giant condor spotted in Bay Area for first time in more than 100 years

The giant California condor, which once reached on the verge of extinction due to insecticides like DDT, was recently spotted in the Bay Area of California. Wildlife experts are excited to spot the condor in the area as it is the first sighting of this species in as many as 110 years.

The... read more

Abandoned pet turtles at Overfelt Gardens facing tough time

Abandoned pet turtles in draught-hit California's Overfelt Gardens may soon perish as the level of water in the park's ponds is declining fast and the decorative ponds are really low on the priority list of water distribution authorities.

A number of people, particularly children, in the... read more

Population of tricolored blackbird shrinks 64% in 6 years

California's iconic tricolored blackbird has suffered drastic contraction in its population in the past six years, a survey supported by the Department of Fish & Wildlife and coordinated by UC Davis revealed.

According to the just published 2014 Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey,... read more

California needs to do more to conserve water

Draught-hit California needs much more to do to conserve water as the state has so far failed to meet the target of cutting water use by 20 per cent set in Governor Jerry Brown's emergency drought declaration in January this year.

California is in the clutches of draught for the third... read more

Drought forces evacuation of California’s trout hatcheries

Rainbow and steelhead trout have been evacuated from a hatchery on the American River as the combination of summer heat and California's ongoing drought can make the water too warm for the fish to survive.

Workers on Tuesday scooped up thousands of steelhead fish using nets from the state... read more

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