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Thinking of wildlife at tax time

An otter cleans itself in the waters in Monterey, Calif., May 8, 2007. (Associated Press/Paul Sakuma) For as long as I can remember, I’ve always put a few bucks into the Rare and Endangered Species Preservation Program on my…



Joshua Tree attorneys pressing for polar bear protection

A polar bear watches a passing whaling crew near Barrow, Alaska, in a 2006 photo. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Mary Sage, Joseph Napaaqtuq Sage) View PDF: Melting Arctic An attorney from Joshua Tree is in San Francisco today where she…



Another penguin species marching towards extinction?

King penguins raise their young on Possession Island in the Crozet Archipelago in the Indian Ocean near Antarctica. (Bloomberg News) Another alarming report about penguins and global warming, and this one from French scientists. King penguins declined in the…



Forget the SAG Awards, the winnner of desert protection is …

John Wohlmuth, executive director of the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, stands in the Coachella Valley Preserve, which is protected from development. (The Press-Enterprise/David Olson) The award named after the woman who lobbied to protect Joshua Tree National Park…



Cadillacs in the sky

Bald eagles await transfer to a warm U.S. Fish and Wildlife warehouse after being rescued on Friday in Kodiak, Alaska. They were among 50 eagles that dove into the back of an uncovered dump truck full of fish guts…



Big Thursday

San Bernardino kangaroo rat (Lloyd Ingles) So I mentioned last week that Jan. 10 would be a busy day for the environment. We can add one more event to that list besides the energy corridor meeting in Ontario and…



Missing deadline

This undated photo released in November shows a sow polar bear resting with her cubs on the pack ice in the Beaufort Sea in northern Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) There was supposed to be big news this…



On the critical list

Spreading navarretia (Ileene Anderson) There’s been nothing more controversial in the news when it comes to endangered species than critical habitat issues. And in the Inland region, we’ve had our share this week. Critical habitat designations add another layer…