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Government says brown pelicans are no longer endangered

(via www.contracostatimes.com)

Much like its death-defying dives for fish, the brown pelican has resurfaced after plummeting to the brink of extinction.

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on Nov 12, 2009 at 07:21 AM

California Takes a Big Step Forward in Improving Water Efficiency

(via switchboard.nrdc.org)

Yesterday, the Governor signed into law SB 7X 7, a bill that NRDC co-sponsored to improve water use efficiency in California.  This landmark legislation requires California to achieve a 20% improvement in water use efficiency per person by 2020, making...

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on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:20 PM

State panel recommends Laguna fishing closure

(via greenoc.freedomblogging.com)

A state task force recommended a ban on fishing along six miles of Laguna Beach coastline Tuesday, along with a variety of other fishing restrictions up and down the Southern California coast.

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on Nov 11, 2009 at 06:53 AM

Schwarzenegger signs water conservation bill in San Jose

(via www.mercurynews.com)

With willow trees, migrating geese and local politicians as his backdrop, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday visited San Jose to sign a new water conservation law that aims to reduce urban use 20 percent statewide by 2020.

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on Nov 11, 2009 at 06:53 AM

Santa Clara Valley Water District approves project to widen Guadalupe River at Alviso

(via www.mercurynews.com)

Ending nine years of study and passionate debate about the future of San Jose's waterfront, the Santa Clara Valley Water District on Tuesday voted to approve a $6 million project to clear bulrushes, tule reeds and thick sediment from the Guadalupe River in Alviso.

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on Nov 11, 2009 at 06:53 AM

Panel backs no-fishing zones off Southern California coast

(via www.latimes.com)

At an emotional meeting, a state panel imposes the landmark restrictions to help restore species, catches of which have dropped up to 95%. The plan was forged out of contentious negotiations.

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on Nov 11, 2009 at 05:23 AM

National council sets timeline for California water study

(via www.sacbee.com)

WASHINGTON – Some of the nation's most esteemed scientists will review recent environmental decisions curtailing California irrigation water deliveries, officials affirmed Tuesday.Pressed by California lawmakers and the Obama administration, the National Research Council's governing board agreed to undertake a two-part, $1.5 million California water study. The study could lead to revised water ...

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on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:24 AM

California Group Blames Immigrants for Climate Change

(via www.triplepundit.com)

A California anti-immigration group has created a multimedia ad campaign blaming immigrants for climate change and environmental degradation in California. Californians for Population Stabilization, or CAP, argues that immigrants, legal and illegal, increase their carbon footprint four-fold when they move to the US and “Americanize” their consumption habits, thus exacerbating climate proble...

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on Nov 10, 2009 at 06:20 PM

Marine reserves showing promise off coast of California and Mexico

(via www.oregonlive.com)

Early results show marine reserves, a resource management tool that Oregon will employ, may be effective in replenishing ocean fisheries.

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on Nov 10, 2009 at 02:24 PM
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Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance Moves Forward in California

(via www.treehugger.com)

Photo: Flickr, CCThe Greener Kind of Car InsuranceIncentives are a great tool to nudge people in the right direction. It will always be harder to clean up the environment when people's personal interests are opposed to the environment, but when both are aligned, the path of least resistance leads to a better world. Pay-per-mile car insurance is a good example of such an incentive. It's not worl...

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on Nov 10, 2009 at 12:53 PM