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?
October 14, 2021

Electric Light Rail Demonstration Set for Watsonville this Weekend

Residents will have the opportunity to ride on a clean-energy, accessible streetcar along a section of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line in Watsonville
October 8, 2021

Newsom Signs Laird’s Wildfire Mitigation Bill

New bill requires a five-year wildfire mitigation plan and progress checks
October 7, 2021

Open Farm Tours to Return this Weekend

Open Farm Tours aims to connect Pajaro Valley residents, and beyond, with the surrounding farming community
October 4, 2021

‘Biketober’ Returns for Another ‘Spokey’ Season

This month, the local environmental nonprofit is hosting many events—with a few changes
October 4, 2021

Seymour Center Reopens, Staff and Volunteers Rejoice

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center readies to reopen to the public
October 1, 2021

Santa Cruz City Council Advances Homeless Garden Project Relocation

The Homeless Garden Project is a nonprofit organic garden that provides job training to people experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz
September 23, 2021

Watsonville Wetlands Watch Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The extensive slough system that runs through the heart of the Pajaro Valley has become a cornerstone for local recreation, wildlife viewing, education and research.
September 21, 2021

Learn All Things Sea Otter at Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History ‘Pup-up’

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History celebrates Sea Otter Awareness Week with a free pop-up event
September 2, 2021

Lake Tahoe Fire Lines

One Night on the Fire Lines at Lake Tahoe
August 27, 2021

Lake Tahoe Suffocates With Smoke

With California halfway through its peak fire season, the Caldor fire is only one of about 100 large wildfires burning in the West.
August 24, 2021

Why Santa Cruz County is a Mecca for Bird Watchers

Huge numbers of migrating birds are attracted to the area’s diverse habitat
August 23, 2021

Organization Aims to Integrate Beneficial Songbirds on Farms

For more than 20 years, Watsonville-based organization Wild Farm Alliance (WFA) has aimed to find a sustainable balance between conservation and agriculture.
August 6, 2021

Biden, in a Push to Phase Out Gas Cars, Tightens Pollution Rules

President Biden announced a multistep strategy aimed at rapidly shifting Americans from gasoline-powered cars and trucks toward electric vehicles
August 3, 2021

As Salmon and Squid Seasons Rebound, New Questions

Fishermen urge more attention to sustainability in local waters
July 6, 2021

Coalition Calls for Rule Changes on Pesticides

Agricultural fields are currently fumigated without having to notify nearby residents
July 2, 2021

Elkhorn Slough Foundation Acquires 34-acre Wetlands

The 34-acre tract expands the foundation’s holdings in that area to 450 acres.
June 29, 2021

Scientists to Livestream Deep Sea Exploration

Watch and ask questions as researchers explore the ocean floor in real time
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