Sacramento County Local News: Animals


All Local Animals News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

02/14/2024
While temperatures aren’t warm enough for mosquitoes to run rampant, now’s the time to prevent breeding grounds.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

02/07/2024
Ten conservation groups filed an intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its failure to list western wolves under the Endangered Species Act.

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02/02/2024
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“The coalition urges the State Water Board to expeditiously update water quality standards sufficient to protect Delta tribes and communities,” the group said in a statement.

California Local Pin Marker From California Healthline...

02/01/2024
Each fall, millions of hunters across North America bag deer. Over the winter, people chow down on the venison steaks, sausage, and burgers made from the animals.

California Local Pin Marker From SF Gate...

02/01/2024
An extinct species of walrus was unearthed in Santa Cruz County, evoking a time when California was teeming with odd creatures that feel closer to fantasy than reality, researchers said.

California Local Pin Marker From SF Gate...

01/30/2024
Monarch butterflies have a long way to go before reaching stable population numbers.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/30/2024
Chinook and other salmon runs are collapsing. Conservation groups call it too little, too late. Plan includes dam removals and restoring river flows.

California Local Pin Marker From KFF Health News...

01/25/2024
Those pandemic puppies are growing up to be a public health concern.

California Local Pin Marker From SF Gate...

01/24/2024
For months, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has been waging war on the oriental fruit fly, a voracious pest that can attack hundreds of types of fruits and vegetables.

California Local Pin Marker From CapRadio...

01/16/2024
The removal entered a critical phase with the lowering of dammed reservoirs on the Klamath River. “This is historic and life-changing,” tribal attorney Amy Cordalis said. “And it means that the Yurok people have a future.”

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01/12/2024
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Interested in helping at the Folsom City Zoo? Well, now is your chance to do so.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

01/08/2024
New rules took effect Jan. 1 permanently protecting the most fragile deep sea corals off Southern California. Simultaneously, more than 4,500 square miles of ocean waters are now reopened to fishing after more than 20 years of closures.

California Local Pin Marker From SFGate...

01/04/2024
An outbreak of the avian flu that began in California in October has killed 5.5 million birds throughout the Golden State. About 20% of the deaths have come in Sonoma County.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

01/04/2024
Research shows that a mountain chickadee facing deep snow is like a canary in a coal mine—its survivability tells us about the challenges ahead.

California Local Pin Marker From San Joaquin Valley Sun...

12/27/2023
Visitors can see the critically endangered Lord How Island stick insect, on display for the first time in North America, in a special habitat at the zoo’s Wildlife Explorers Basecamp.

California Local Pin Marker From The Mercury News...

12/26/2023
A dark-sky movement to save birds from window strikes is sweeping the San Francisco Bay Area. Several cities have passed or are drafting laws restricting light pollution while making windows easier for birds to see.

California Local Pin Marker From The New Yorker...

12/25/2023
Novelist Jonathan Franzen looks at how trap-neuter-release policies in feral cat colonies have troubling consequences for city residents, local wildlife and even the felines themselves.

California Local Pin Marker From Monterey Herald...

12/22/2023
Sarah Grimes investigates reports of dead marine mammals up and down the coast. So when she began finding the decapitated bodies of harbor seal pups just a few miles north of Fort Bragg in 2016, she was on the case. Grimes wasn’t able to pin down the culprit until last year, with the help of a UCSC student.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/17/2023
Salmon populations in the Scott and Shasta rivers have crashed, so state officials are about to restrict irrigation again. And the controversial rules may even become permanent.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

12/11/2023
Birds are affected by the mass use of fireworks on New Year’s Eve up to a distance of 10 km away, reports an international team of researchers.
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