Journal archives for August 2016

August 04, 2016

Bringing Back the California Grizzly.

They once ruled most of California, mountains of tooth, claw, and tawny fur that changed the landscape just by living there. Now they exist only on the state flag.

https://www.kcet.org/redefine/bringing-back-the-california-grizzly

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August 05, 2016

What Drives This California Woman to Save Starving Sea Lions?

Partly driving the hunger is a dramatic decline in the numbers of sea lions’ main prey, sardines and anchovies, including around the Channel Islands, where many sea lions breed, according to fisheries scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

http://www.care2.com/causes/what-drives-this-california-woman-to-save-starving-sea-lions.html

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The unlucky fate of 5 species named after this cursed explorer.

Though he was a prodigious and talented naturalist, Steller died young, at only 37 years old, a mere four years after his trip to Alaska.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/The-unlucky-fate-5-species-named-after-cursed-explorer

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August 11, 2016

Channel Islands foxes to be removed from endangered species list.

Twelve years after being put on the endangered species list, three subspecies of Channel Island fox are no longer considered to be on the verge of extinction, in what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is calling the fastest recovery of a mammal in the 43-year history of the Endangered Species Act. A fourth subspecies that had been listed as endangered has been upgraded to threatened.

http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/08/11/63443/the-channel-islands-fox-will-be-removed-from-endan/

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August 16, 2016

The Malibu Bear Can Be a Good Neighbor, If We Let It.

"Bears are made of the same dust as we," wrote John Muir, "and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters."

https://www.kcet.org/redefine/the-malibu-bear-can-be-a-good-neighbor-if-we-let-it

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August 18, 2016

100 years of national parks, 100 years of climate change data.

All scientists follow in the footsteps of earlier scientists. Steve Beissinger, Jim Patton and their colleagues at UC Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology take this more literally than most. Since 2005, they have tried to walk exactly where their predecessors walked 100 years ago, in an attempt to understand where California’s native animals are heading in a warming climate.

http://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/100-years-national-parks-100-years-climate-change-data

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August 22, 2016

California wildfires: Experts weigh wildlife impact.

As authorities in California battle devastating wildfires across the state, experts are weighing the infernos’ effects on wildlife.
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/08/19/california-wildfires-experts-weigh-wildlife-impact.html

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August 24, 2016

Nearly 300 starving or stranded sea lions rescued off O.C. this year, care center honored.

This was the third year of mass sea lion strandings along the California coastline that scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say is due to a warming ocean and lack of food for these marine mammals birthed by the thousands each year on the Channel Island rookeries. The mass strandings were declared an “unusual mortality event” by federal officials.

http://m.ocregister.com/articles/center-726806-sea-marine.html

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August 26, 2016

American pika vanishing from western US as 'habitat lost to climate change'.

The small mammal – ‘one of the cutest animals in America’ – is struggling to survive as summers get hotter and drier.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/26/american-pika-vanishing-from-western-us-as-habitat-lost-to-climate-change

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August 30, 2016