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Saving California’s Iconic Abalone

California’s seven abalone species have all experienced population declines in recent decades due to a variety of stressors, including overharvesting, climate change, and more. Two species are now listed as federally endangered, and three more are species of concern. The mollusks are just barely hanging on. But ecologists and conservationists are not giving up. Up … Continued


Per- and poly- fluoroalklyl substances (PFAS) have become an increasing public health concern. This multi-billion dollar family of chemicals — that has been widely used in firefighting foams, and to make water-, grease-and stain-repellent coatings in many, many consumer goods — is notoriously persistent in the environment and the human body. Several of these compounds … Continued


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Terra Verde – January 10, 2020

A weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most critical environmental issues across California and globally. From agriculture and wildlife to energy and climate change, industrial pollution to design solutions, Terra Verde brings you stories of struggle and triumph that will determine the future of our planet.


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Richmond, CA Takes On Coal

Richmond, California is no stranger to industry. But several years ago, when locals learned that a privately-owned terminal had started handling significantly more coal, they took note. Concerned about coal dust blowing off of trains, and off the mounds of coal at the terminal, they formed the No Coal in Richmond group. And they’ve been … Continued