Tag: Santa Cruz Island

Wild Success for Channel Islands Bald Eagle Restoration Program

Written by | April 30th, 2012

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Wildlife biologist Peter Sharpe shares why the 2012 bald eagle nesting season on California’s Channel Islands has already exceeded expectations.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2011

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Green news time:

  1. A new study indicates warmer summers and less snowy winters are in store for Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. (National Parks Traveler)
  2. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear offers 21 tips to lower your energy bill. (Whole Living)
  3. A major restoration project could bring back a long-degraded wetland to California’s Santa Cruz Island. (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Seven “retired” lab chimpanzees are experiencing the outdoors for the first time. (Treehugger)
  5. Canada’s Arctic ice shelves have halved in size over the past six years. (Green)

The Channel Islands Bald Eagle Population Takes Off

Written by | June 28th, 2011

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A bald eagle chick known as A-73 is now a webcam star. We’ve seen his first wing exercises and his banding, but his latest milestone is the most exciting yet.

Invasive Species: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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Should we continue to fight invasive species? Peter Kareiva says a new article in the journal Nature should make us think hard about how and where we say yes.

Live Eagle Cam: A New View on Nesting Bald Eagles

Written by | April 18th, 2011

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Bald eagles are once again nesting on our Santa Cruz Island preserve, this time at a new location. Biologist Peter Sharpe explains what’s happening at the new site.

Solving Problems That Don’t Exist—Yet

Written by | October 20th, 2010

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An extremely rare bird that occurs on only one island off California faces an unusual conservation problem. Our scientist explains the unique ways we’re fighting to save it.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2010

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Fearful of West Nile virus, scientists are trapping and vaccinating Santa Cruz Island’s rare scrub jays one by one. (LA Times)
  2. How to purify drinking water without chlorine: add a little silver, cotton and electricity. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A blogger explains why we have to invest in green infrastructure now. (ClimateBiz)
  4. Are toilet seat covers just a waste of paper? (Ask Umbra)
  5. Hey dog owners! Your pooch’s poop could be a source of energy. (The Daily Green)

California Eagles: Flying High

Written by | August 2nd, 2010

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Wildlife biologist Peter Sharpe explains why the return of bald eagles to the Channel Islands is one of California’s greatest conservation success stories.

Outfoxing Conservation Threats on Santa Cruz Island

Written by | June 11th, 2010

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Our conservation work on California’s Santa Cruz Island has had extraordinary outcomes — but there’s still work ahead (including outfoxing invasive ants), says Conservancy scientist Scott Morrison.

And Eaglets Make Four

Written by | April 5th, 2010

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Two bald eaglets have hatched on the Conservancy’s Santa Cruz Island preserve in California! Learn more and watch the action with a live nest cam.

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