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In Search of Mountain Plovers

January 01, 2011 by Aleta George

Ninety percent of the world population of 8,000 to 10,000 mountain plovers winter in California after traveling from their breeding grounds in Montana and Colorado. Mountain plovers, now listed as one of California's species of greatest concern, numbered around 300,000 in 1975.

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Raptors and Windmills in an Era of Climate Action

January 01, 2011 by Aleta George

In November, California voters decisively defeated Proposition 23, a measure that would have suspended our landmark law to curb greenhouse gas emissions. That was a genuine victory for the environment, but not an uncomplicated one. For better and worse, it likely means more wind turbines. And that means more dead raptors.

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