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Category Archives: Environment

SF startup reaches out to local adventure guides for outdoor experience

SANTA CRUZ—A San Francisco social media startup is tapping into the rich vein of Monterey Bay adventure sports companies with a new online marketplace of outdoor activities led by experienced … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Value of New Measures: Riane Eisler creates new social and economic paradigms

CARMEL— Rather than battle prevailing social and economic structures, Riane Eisler prefers to introduce altogether new ones. The world needs new social paradigms, she says. Eisler promotes a vision of gender equality, nonviolent interpersonal relations and … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pregnant Mare Rescue’s Lynn Hummer rescues horses one by one

LARKIN VALLEY—The first time Lynn Hummer visited a Nevada auction lot where unwanted horses would be either rescued or sold for slaughter, she looked into the eyes of a horse … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

International Cheetah Day

SOQUEL, CA—Celebrate International Cheetah Day at a Shots For Spots fundraiser to support the Cheetah Conservation Fund, which conducts research,  conservation and economic development in Namibia. The event is 4 … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cheetah conservationist links successful efforts in Africa to local economic drivers, education

SANTA CRUZ—A decades-long conservation effort to preserve cheetahs from extinction in the rural, southwest African country of Namibia has grown into a multi-faceted drive to transform both farming practices and … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Clean Oceans to bring plastics to fuel machine prototype to Santa Cruz Co.

SANTA CRUZ—The vision of recycling thousands of tons of discarded plastic in Santa Cruz County to fuel local diesel vehicles is one step closer to reality thanks in part to … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Monterey Bay Birding Festival draws more than 300 attendees

WATSONVILLE—As the sun was rising Friday morning, bird lovers trekked to strategic feeding and nesting areas throughout the Monterey Bay, their eyes attentive to the skies and the unique wetlands … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

UCSC professor studying hearts say Maverick’s surfer had highest recorded rate

SANTA CRUZ—The suggested daily exercise regimen for humans is only a fraction of what it should be to offset heart disease concerns, according to Terrie M. Williams, a UC Santa … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Horse sanctuary owner scrambles to pay bills, find homes for horses before surgery

LA SELVA BEACH—Donations have kept hay in the stalls at Pregnant Mare Rescue, but the all-volunteer, nonprofit operation now faces its toughest financial struggle in nearly a decade — just … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

From the soil to the seed to the table: ‘agroecology’ advocates meet for international conference

SANTA CRUZ—International researchers, farmers and community workers have toured Santa Cruz County farms and community gardens this week as part of a two-week intensive course to study the intersection of … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment


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