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California Condors Reestablishing Their Range Across the Golden State

The endangered species still faces major threat from lead poisoning, but wildlife managers are hopeful about recovery prospects

Condors are the iconic bird of the west, the Thunderbird of Native Americans. North America’s largest flying land birds, their ten-foot wingspan allows them to soar over a wide range, from the coast to the Sierras. Photo courtesy of San Diego ZooCalifornia…
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by: Christine Heinrichs – June 22, 2018

Catch of the Week

Community-supported fisheries bring the benefits of community-supported agriculture to the seas

Mark Tognazzini has been fishing his whole life. On California’s Central Coast, fishing is a tradition. He got involved with Central Coast Catch, the first community-supported fishery (CSF) on the entire US West Coast, five years ago. It’s not making him any…
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by: Christine Heinrichs – February 8, 2016

Deep Blue Home

by Julia Whitty
256 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

In her new book, Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean, veteran journalist Julia Whitty reaches back over a 30-year career devoted to the oceans and synthesizes her experiences into a work that is equal parts personal memoir and environmental history book. Deep Blue Home delves into the influence of oceans in human culture and spirit, while at the same time documenting how human technological ingenuity, fueled by greed…
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by: Christine Heinrichs – Summer 2010


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