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First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

L.A. to Break Ground on Big Desert Solar Project

Artist's rendition, Beacon Solar project | Image: California Energy CommissionThe Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and a handful of solar contractors will celebrate the start of construction Wednesday on the Beacon Solar Project near the Kern ... [Published KCET - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Feds Asked to Rethink Energy Project Near Joshua Tree National Park

Eagle Mountain Mine, site of a proposed 21,000 acre-foot energy storage reservoir system | Photo: Chris Clarke | KCETLinkA desert protection group has formally asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its approval of a large pumped ... [Published KCET - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

State Finds Pot Grow Site Diverting Water From Endangered Salmon Stream

Some of the plants seized in the raid. Note the cleared ground waiting to shed silt into the salmon stream. | Photo: CDFWA creek containing the state's southernmost run of the federally endangered coho salmon has been diverted for an illegal pot grow, ... [Published KCET - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Discovering the identity of that mystery tree

This week’s tip comes from Wayne Boswell of Simi Valley: “Reading your article about plants from Australia and South Africa reminded me of the bad experiences we had after planting Australian native Melaleuca trees near our backyard pond and avocado trees,” ... [Published Press-Telegram - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Going locavore in the mountains of Veracruz

Although mention of Veracruz usually brings to mind a tropical Gulf Coast climate and an abundance of fish and seafood, the western region of the state is home to a mountain range, a cloud forest, and a huge variety of plant and animal life in one of ... [Published Access Mexico Connect - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Study: Rooftop Solar Customers Don't Raise Costs For Others

A new study commissioned by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission finds that rooftop solar panel owners taking part in the state's ongoing net metering program won't be raising the electric bills of their non-solar neighbors.The study, conducted by the ... [Published KCET - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree, a desert park, is a massive, 800,000 acres of seemingly unwelcoming, and sometimes, brutal heat in summer and rare, unpredictable rainfall. Streambeds are usually dry and waterholes are few. During the summer season, this land appears depleted. ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Humboldt County Will Reconsider Working With Controversial Wildlife Agency

A campaign to urge California counties not to work with a controversial federal agency accused of massive cruelty to wildlife is gaining traction, as Humboldt County's Board of Supervisors has agreed to discuss whether to renew the county's annual contract ... [Published KCET - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Group Will Sue to Block 'Evisceration' of Endangered Species Act

A seemingly arcane shift in policy on the part of two federal agencies about enforcement of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has wildlife advocates ready to head to court, saying that the Obama administration is "eviscerating" protection for endangered ... [Published KCET - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Bobcat Poacher Gets Probation

CDFW game warden Nick Buckler with confiscated bobcat and gray fox skins | Photo: CDFWA man who pled guilty to illegally trapping and killing dozens of bobcats and gray foxes in Lassen County was fined $5,000 and sentenced to a year's probation, the California ... [Published KCET - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Feds Set To Issue First Eagle Kill Permit To California Wind Facility

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is preparing to issue its first-ever take permit to allow for the accidental killing of golden eagles at a California wind facility. Under the terms of the permit, the Shiloh IV Wind Project, a 100-megawatt wind facility ... [Published KCET - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Where a bull session is really about bulls

I was raised out west and mucked around in big cities and on the desert all my life. Three years ago, I met and married one of your fabulous South Dakota women and moved to Huron.It follows that, my knowledge of flora, fauna and things agricultural ranks ... [Published Huron Plainsman - Jun 12 2014]

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...sites are not only illegal but the trash left behind causes tremendous damage to the environment," said CDFW Assistant Chief Brian Naslund. "Our officers are working hard around the state to find and remove these cultivation sites, keep harmful chemicals from entering state waters and ensure public safety."
"[B]ecause we find that NEM [net metering] will most likely not increase rates in Nevada," says the report, "it is plausible that NEM will have a positive macroeconomic impact in Nevada."
...consider whether to renew its contract with Wildlife Services," said North Coast wildlife rehabilitator Monte Merrick, one of the letter's signers. "Wildlife Services is increasingly controversial and there are better options to address wildlife conflicts."
...has long been criticized for only protecting species on the very brink of extinction, which makes recovery a difficult uphill slog," said the CBD. "This policy would actually codify that approach, essentially saying: Let's only protect these creatures when they're in as desperate a state as possible."

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L.A. to Break Ground on Big Desert Solar Project [Published KCET - Jul 23 2014]
Feds Asked to Rethink Energy Project Near Joshu... [Published KCET - Jul 22 2014]
State Finds Pot Grow Site Diverting Water From ... [Published KCET - Jul 22 2014]
Discovering the identity of that mystery tree [Published Press-Telegram - Jul 17 2014]
Going locavore in the mountains of Veracruz [Published Access Mexico Connect - Jul 12 2014]
Study: Rooftop Solar Customers Don't Raise Cost... [Published KCET - Jul 11 2014]
Ride Hard And Leave Fear In the Dust [Published Wired News - Jul 08 2014]
Joshua Tree National Park [Published Examiner.com - Jul 07 2014]
Humboldt County Will Reconsider Working With Co... [Published KCET - Jul 03 2014]
Group Will Sue to Block 'Evisceration' of Endan... [Published KCET - Jun 28 2014]
Bobcat Poacher Gets Probation [Published KCET - Jun 27 2014]
Feds Set To Issue First Eagle Kill Permit To Ca... [Published KCET - Jun 26 2014]
Where Harry Reid was born, some will miss him [Published McClatchy DC - Jun 26 2014]
Feds Consider Listing Adorable Predator as Enda... [Published KCET - Jun 24 2014]
Small desert town will remember Harry Reid even... [Published Los Angeles Times - Jun 22 2014]
Where a bull session is really about bulls [Published Huron Plainsman - Jun 12 2014]
Las Vegas burning: Lessons in resilience from t... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Apr 29 2014]
Feds Put Solar Energy Projects on Fast Track [Published Environmental Leader - Jul 01 2009]
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