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California is first state to ban lead in hunting ammo

In a move to protect wildlife and the environment, California on Friday became the first state to ban lead in hunting ammunition.
"The risks to California's incredibly diverse wildlife are many, We must manage our state's wildlife for the use and enjoyment of all Californians. It is time to begin this transition and provide hunters with ammunition that will allow them to continue the conservation heritage of California."
- Gov. Jerry Brown

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California is first state to ban lead in hunting ammo

Source: USA Today, Thu October 24, 2013
In a move to protect wildlife and the environment, California on Friday became the first state to ban lead in hunting ammunition.

Environmentalists win U.S. court fight to protect whales from Navy sonar

Source: Reuters, Sun September 29, 2013
A federal judge in California has sided with environmental groups in their lawsuit against the U.S. government over Navy training exercises off the West Coast involving sonar that they say harms endangered whales, dolphins and other protected marine mammals.

From the brink of extinction: elephant seals stage remarkable comeback

Story contains video Source: MongaBay, Wed January 23, 2013
In the 19th century the Northern Pacific Elephant was thought to be extinct until a small population was discovered on an island of Baja California in 1892. Since then, the species has staged a remarkable comeback which was greatly accelerated by protective measures adopted by the U.S. and Mexican governments.

Obama triples area of protected California coastline

Source: MongaBay, Sat December 22, 2012
On Friday President Obama announced the government would add almost 3,000 square miles of California coastline to the National Marine Sanctuary system, reports the Sierra Club.

Tesla Unveils Solar Powered Charging Stations

Source: Triple Pundit, Sun September 30, 2012
Tesla Motors unveiled the first of its six Supercharger stations in six California locations (Folsom, Gilroy, Coalinga, Lebec, Barstow and Hawthorne).

Gale Crater: Geological ‘sweet shop’ awaits Mars rover

Source: BBC, Sat August 04, 2012
This Monday, the most sophisticated spacecraft ever sent to touch the surface of another world will land on Mars and soon begin reporting back important discoveries.

Company Designs Bottle From Great Pacific Garbage Patch Debris

Source: Wired, Sat August 04, 2012
Somewhere in the vicinity of Hawaii, a huge mass of plastic debris floats in the Pacific. And that’s just a fraction of the waste that’s bobbing around out there. Compared to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” one plastic soap bottle may not seem like much. But if that one bottle is mass produced by soap-maker Method, it could turn out to make a big difference.

California public to vote on GMO Label Act after 1 million signatures

Story contains video Source: Digital Journal, Fri May 04, 2012
The grassroots petition in California to mandate the labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods has garnered almost double the amount of signatures needed to place the issue on the state ballot for the November 2012 election.

From concrete jungle to urban oasis this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: , Mon April 30, 2012
An Oakland, Calif., program called Urban Releaf is planting trees in neighborhoods that lack foliage, restoring community pride.

Santa Barbara Council Votes to Proceed with Plan for Carrying Out Plastic Bag Ban

Source: Noozhawk, Wed March 14, 2012
“Would you like to buy a bag?” The phrase is now familiar in many California cities, and Santa Barbara could be added to the list of those to ban plastic bags from stores and require merchants to charge for paper or reusable bags.

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