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Moneyball for Shorebirds: How Precision Analytics Are Changing Habitat Conservation

Two rice fields in California’s Central Valley—one so dry, the parched ground was cracked in patterns like a shattered windshield. On the other, a …

Crowdsourcing and Satellites Give Migrating Birds 10K Acres of New Wetlands

<b>When they're flying</b> south for the winter, birds need to rest their weary wings—preferably somewhere with food and water. But due to California's …

BirdReturns rescue program is just ducky

On a warm morning at the edge of a rice field in the Sacramento Valley, grower John Brennan watched the water flow in as if it were pure platinum. …

Birds

Water Foul - Comstock's magazine

Doug Thomas stops his white pickup along the elevated dirt road that carves through the acres of newly planted rice stalks in Wheatland, Calif.<p>In …

Nature Conservancy Magazine

Read current and past issues of <i>Nature Conservancy</i> magazine.<p>Fixing Food: We Need to Feed a Growing World Without Destroying Nature. Here's How to …

Your phone can finally do something really great: help endangered animals

New apps enlist citizen scientists to map environmental change<p>Around the world, species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. They’re dying so fast and from so many different causes — habitat loss, climate change, hunting, competition with invasive species — that scientists no longer have a …

A New Approach To Bird Conservation: Create Pop-Up Habitat Where And When It’s Needed

By closely tracking migrating birds, The Nature Conservancy can predict where they’ll need stopover wetlands on their journey and pay farmers to temporarily flood their fields to help.<p>Each spring, snowmelt off the Sierras once sent water pouring over California’s lowlands. Migrating birds paused on …

California's Drought Makes It Difficult For Birds To Find Enough Water

California’s Central Valley hosts millions of migrating shorebirds. It’s a critical stopping point on migration route that runs thousands of miles. …

Sustainable Business News

The latest research shows the world literally has 3 years to make aggressive progress on bringing emissions down.<p>The silver lining beneath Trump's …

Can the Pop-up Trend Help Birds and Farmers Survive California’s Drought?

California is going through what could be the worst drought in its history, and it's bad enough that Gov. Jerry Brown declared it an emergency—though …

Pop-up wetlands help California farmers and migratory birds

Millions of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway each year, traveling along an aerial highway that stretches from Mexico up to the Arctic. Although …

Organization working to make water supply go farther

A conservation organization called The Nature Conservancy has come up with an innovative way to make water go farther. It is a pilot project planned …

Amid California Drought, Migrating Birds Enjoy Pop-Up Cuisine

Millions of birds migrate through California this time of year, but the waterways and wetlands they rely on for food and rest are largely dry due to the ongoing drought. So farmers are keeping their fields flooded to make temporary wetlands, providing a place for migrating birds to rest and …

How Big Data is Healing the Environment

Environmental problems are tough: Causes are often complex, and solutions can be even more complicated. That could be why scientists have turned to a new strategy to improve environments—data analysis. By crunching numbers about the factors that influence ecosystems, researchers have started to …

Rice paddies providing respite for birds in drought-ravaged California

Water is in dangerously short supply in California, and most of the state’s wetlands have disappeared. So where are all those migratory birds …

Birds Find An Unlikely Resting Place In Drought-Stricken California

As California braces for what is shaping up to be its driest year on record, millions of birds are winging their way down through the Golden State’s …

KQED

California’s severe drought is taking a toll on wildlife around the state. Millions of birds migrate through this time of year, but the waterways and …

Water Bond Draws Many Supporters, But Also Many Doubters

Portions of the $7.545 billion could be allocated for projects within the L.A. River watershed<p>It's the worst consecutive three years for …

Voters Face $7.5 Billion Decision On Water With Proposition 1

<b>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) –</b> In the midst of a historic drought, Californians face an important, and expensive, decision on Election Day when deciding …

Conservation Groups At Odds Over California Water Bond

SACRAMENTO-<p>Some conservation groups are taking opposite positions on Proposition 1 on the November ballot. The 7 Billion dollar water bond was …

CALIFORNIA: Water bond measure flooded with support, but opponents have a strategy

Backers of the measure are counting on Brown's support as a major boost for the referendum.<p>The campaign is built on "if Governor Brown is for it ... …

Associated Press News

Will Proposition 1 solve California's water crisis?

In November, California residents will vote on Proposition 1. The multi-billion-dollar water bond is supposed to help solve the state's water crisis, …

California will vote on multi-billion dollar water bond

Voters in California will pass judgement on a massive $7.2 billion water bond package aimed at addressing a record drought after interest groups came to a last-minute agreement this week.<p>Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday unveiled a compromise plan that earned support from interest groups ranging from …

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Learn commands and skills for listening to KQED Radio live, the latest news, and podcasts on your smart speaker.<p>This smartphone app delivers a …

What Proposition 1 has in store for California's water

When you go to vote next Tuesday, the first thing you’ll see in the list of state measures is Proposition 1. It’s also being called “the water bond”. …

Prop. 1 would aid Delta habitat, fish and region

Restoring the ecological health of the Delta is critical to California’s water system. It’s also a prime reason why voters should approve Proposition …