Fracking leases, conservatives and a lone wolf

by on December 10, 2012

An oil field in Southern California. Photo by Storm Crypt. An oil field in Southern California. Photo by Storm Crypt.

Here’s the best of Monday’s nature news.

  • ¬†On Wednesday, feds opening 18,000 acres of land for oil and gas leases in Monterey Shale in central California. [KQED]
  • Best way to make a conservative care about the environment is appeal to sense of purity, UC Berkeley researcher finds. [San Francisco Business Times]
  • Mountain lion group calls for changes in state Fish & Game protocol after last week’s shooting of two cougar cubs. [Bay Area News Group]
  • Scenic top of Fitch Mountain above Healdsburg bought by Sonoma open space district to be a 199-acre park. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Remember that lone Oregon wolf that became the first wolf in California in nearly a century? He’s still out there and has moved to lower ground as winter approaches. [Sacramento Bee]
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