California

Fight To The Finish For A Rare Daisy And A Gold Mine Near Death Valley

"Botanist Maria Jesus has made a career out of trying to protect wild places where rare plants are making their last stand, and field work can mean bivouacking alone in a pup tent. Take the Inyo rock daisy, which only grows in the crevices of cliff walls in two largely roadless areas of the southern Inyo Mountains near Death Valley National Park."

Source: LA Times, 03/01/2022

"Major Hurdle Cleared In Plan To Demolish 4 California Dams"

"Federal regulators on Friday issued a draft environmental impact statement saying there were significant benefits to a plan to demolish four massive dams on Northern California’s Klamath River to save imperiled migratory salmon, setting the stage for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history."

Source: AP, 03/01/2022

"California Companies’ Pollution Credits Risk Climate Aims"

"Oil refineries, utilities and other companies that must pay to emit greenhouse gases in California have saved up so many credits allowing them to pollute that it may jeopardize the state’s ability to reach its ambitious climate goals, according to a report by a panel that advises state officials."

Source: AP, 02/18/2022

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