Santa Cruz County Local News: Environment


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

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02/14/2024
Foragers at the beaches in Half Moon Bay might be damaging the area’s reef.

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02/12/2024
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More than 250 people celebrated World Wetlands Day on Feb. 3, part of the restoration of Struve Slough. Watsonville Wetlands Watch co-hosted the event with a widespread planting project.

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02/05/2024
The storm fed off of unusually warm waters as it grew. It also reached “bomb cyclone” status as it neared California.

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02/05/2024
A handful of super powerful tropical storms in the last decade and the prospect of more to come has a couple of experts proposing a new category of whopper hurricanes: Category 6.

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01/30/2024
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The 120-foot colossal coastal redwood tree next to Santa Cruz High is slated to be cut down after the Santa Cruz City Council on Jan. 23 rejected an appeal by local resident Keelan Franzen.

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01/30/2024
The number of western monarch butterflies overwintering in California dropped by 30% last year, likely due to how wet it was.

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01/29/2024
What is an ARkStorm and why is everyone talking about it on social media right now?

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01/29/2024
As an underground fire burns deep within Chiquita Canyon Landfill, air regulators are raising alarms over the possible spread of toxic vapors.

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01/28/2024
Take a period of limited rainfall. Add heat. And you have what scientists call a “hot drought”—dry conditions made more intense by the evaporative power of hotter temperatures.

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01/23/2024
Rain romped. Mushrooms rose. Delirium descended. So it went for the first in-person edition of the Fungus Face-Off in several years, as part of Big Sur Foragers Fest.

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01/19/2024
Students throughout the nation have been engaging in environmental stewardship projects, as part of NOAA’s Ocean Guardian School program.

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01/12/2024
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As a scuba diver, Marc Shargel has seen ecological shifts since the 1970s, and recently used his camera to document stunning changes to California’s kelp forests.

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01/09/2024
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After years of debate and litigation, the city is trying once again to expand the wharf—but one group continues to try and halt plans for proposed changes.

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01/09/2024
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Learning the names, habitats and behaviors of local fungi in the Santa Cruz Mountains makes this writer want to know more.

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01/06/2024
After a years-long, pandemic-related hiatus, the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair will return to the London Nelson Community Center next weekend.

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01/05/2024
Heavy snow is projected in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Previously, warmer storms had been bringing precipitation mainly to higher elevations in the Sierras.

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01/05/2024
Munition boxes, depth charges and smoke floats have been found 3,000 feet underwater off the coast of Los Angeles. More than 100 square miles of ocean might be contaminated.

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01/05/2024
The Bay Area’s fog is iconic. But the latest episode of KQED podcast “Bay Curious” looks at how climate change could reduce the number of foggy days in the area.

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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.

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01/03/2024
Bright blue waves have been spotted in Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. The bioluminescence is caused by organisms known as dinoflagellates and can impact fish populations.
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