Animals

In LA, more than 2500 species were identified by about 1400 observers in this year’s City Nature Challenge. The western fence lizard was the most observed species.

from Greater LA

Plans for a Poseidon Water desalination plant in Huntington Beach were unanimously rejected by the California Coastal Commission. What’s the future for desalination in the state?

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P-22, the beloved LA mountain lion, has reached the ripe old age of 12, which is the normal life expectancy for a wild cougar. How much longer might he be around?

P-22, the Brad Pitt of cougars, is aging. Will he still find love?

P-22, the beloved LA mountain lion, has reached the ripe old age of 12, which is the normal life expectancy for a wild cougar. How much longer might he be around?

from Greater LA

Netflix’s new documentary series, “Our Great National Parks,” covers five continents and 10 countries, showing intimate footage of elusive and new species.

‘Our Great National Parks’: Discover stunning landscapes and species with Obama

Netflix’s new documentary series, “Our Great National Parks,” covers five continents and 10 countries, showing intimate footage of elusive and new species.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More people started gardening and composting during the pandemic, and the state passed a new composting law, which drove up demand for worms.

Need worms for your compost? You’ll have to do some digging

More people started gardening and composting during the pandemic, and the state passed a new composting law, which drove up demand for worms.

from Greater LA

From private yards to public parks, gardeners and landscape designers are trying to “rewild” the land with native plants and creatures, and restore the web of life.

‘Rewilding’ the land brings back birds, bees, butterflies

From private yards to public parks, gardeners and landscape designers are trying to “rewild” the land with native plants and creatures, and restore the web of life.

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Tatiana Brunetti, owner of Healthy Indulgence Bakery in downtown LA, is sending proceeds to help animals wounded and abandoned in Ukraine.

DTLA bakery sends care packages to Ukrainian animal shelter

Tatiana Brunetti, owner of Healthy Indulgence Bakery in downtown LA, is sending proceeds to help animals wounded and abandoned in Ukraine.

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The aggressive “ankle biter” Aedes aegypti mosquito is now in LA. They carry diseases, and can lay eggs in a space as small as a water-filled bottle cap.

Will genetic modification of mosquitoes take a bite out of insects’ population?

The aggressive “ankle biter” Aedes aegypti mosquito is now in LA. They carry diseases, and can lay eggs in a space as small as a water-filled bottle cap.

from Greater LA

Bird nesting season begins earlier in Southern California compared to other parts of the country. And for the Southland’s most common owl species, it happens even earlier.

Owl city: It’s nesting season for nocturnal LA bird species

Bird nesting season begins earlier in Southern California compared to other parts of the country. And for the Southland’s most common owl species, it happens even earlier.

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Volunteers are counting gray whales and tracking their health near the California coast, as the population mysteriously declines.

Tracking the gray whale’s decline off LA’s coast

Volunteers are counting gray whales and tracking their health near the California coast, as the population mysteriously declines.

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Hank the Tank, a 500-pound bear, is terrorizing South Lake Tahoe. He’s broken into 28 houses so far and loves human food.

Hank the Tank: How to stop a 500-pound bear from breaking into your home?

Hank the Tank, a 500-pound bear, is terrorizing South Lake Tahoe. He’s broken into 28 houses so far and loves human food.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

People can hug cows, rub pig tummies, and maybe chat with a goat or two at the Gentle Barn near Santa Clarita.

Need some healing? Spend time with a bull, hug a cow at this CA barn

People can hug cows, rub pig tummies, and maybe chat with a goat or two at the Gentle Barn near Santa Clarita.

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