Supreme Court Upholds Delta Smelt Protections, Denies Industry Attack on Critical Endangered Species Act Protections
Miranda Fox is an editorial assistant at headquarters in San Francisco, CA.
She is a recent graduate of the Master’s in Global & International Studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara where her research focused on the social and cultural impacts of climate change.
Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s extinction. It’s unbelievable that a species whose flocks were once large enough to block the sun is now completely gone, but that is the reality of human impact on the natural world.
The extinction of the passenger pigeon is more than a sad story about a species of birds, however. It is also a frightening example of what our future could hold if we don’t value our natural heritage.
This week, residents of La Habra Heights, California, rang in the New Year with a victory that ensures the small town will have a fair chance at banning new oil and gas drilling come election time in March.
La Habra Heights, located in Los Angeles County, is known for its scenic beauty and canyon living. The area is also at the center of major expansion plans for oil and gas operations and the potential proliferation of new, unconventional techniques like fracking and acidization in the region.