July 22, 2022

Environmentalists Get $1M to Improve Local Wildfires Defenses

The Cal Fire grant to the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County will fund the Lockhart Shaded Fuel Break, a vegetation management project
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June 21, 2022

Controversial Monarch Butterfly Study Fuels Debate Over Protections

A new paper argues that monarch populations are not in overall decline, leaving some researchers optimistic and others skeptical
April 29, 2022

Long-delayed Housing Now Faces Environmental Concerns

Group plans to ask state attorney general to investigate developer’s toxic soil remediation plans
April 21, 2022

Tree Huggers Unite for Earth Day

Sempervirens fund challenges people to show love for nature with a hug on social media
February 2, 2022

Sempervirens Fund Completes a Tall Order

The nonprofit purchased 153 acres of redwood forest to add to Big Basin
February 1, 2022

How Much Has Santa Cruz County’s Water Supply Improved?

Early winter storms helped, but the drought is far from over
December 15, 2021

Prescribed burns

The atmosphere at most broadcast prescribed burn sites feels calm and professional. Crews begin arriving early in the morning to check conditions and set...
November 4, 2021

Backed by Report, Advocates Ask for Safe Pesticide Use

Report reveals that three pesticides linked to childhood cancers are extensively used in the Monterey Bay area
November 4, 2021

Watsonville’s Ambitious Plan Aims to Address Climate Change

The City has taken its biggest step yet in making a commitment to address climate change locally
October 28, 2021

Youth Activists Plan Climate Strike

Students will walk out on October 29 as part of a national climate protest
October 21, 2021

Local Agencies’ Conservation Efforts Hope to Help Coho Salmon Populations Rebound

Coho babies hadn’t been spotted in the Laguna Creek lagoon since 2005, but biologists have recorded 2-year-old coho there, this year
October 19, 2021

Dungeness Crab Season Could be Delayed Again this Year

Dungeness crabbing has been proven to be directly related to many whale entanglements
October 19, 2021

As Cal Fire Makes Progress on Estrada Fire, Questions Linger About Burn

Why go through with the burn at the sprawling Estrada Ranch despite Friday’s 87-degree heat and dry conditions?
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