Environment

100 Drawdown Solutions to Save the Planet

Following Cecilie Stuart’s article (“Drawdown: Top 100 Solutions to Global Warming,” October 4, 2019), we thought to expand the concept of Drawdown by publishing a couple of the solutions at a time.…

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Next Phase of Santa Susana Field Laboratory Cleanup

In the area where the federal government once operated 10 experimental nuclear reactors, 18 buildings are slated for demolition and mitigation. The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) sprawls across nearly 3000 acres…

Two Mountain Lions Dead of Rodenticide Poison

Two mountain lions have been found dead in the Santa Monica Mountains recently and the cause of death for one of them, a healthy six-year-old male known as P-30, was anticoagulant rodenticide…

The Battle to Save Bears Ears Wins Round 1

The Trump Administration recently suffered a setback in its attempt to dismantle Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, two parks created under the Antiquities Act by President Barak Obama. While both…

RCD Invites Public to Participate

Professional Detection Detectives On Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the Resource District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM) invites the public to participate in a Professional “Detection Detectives” workshop to learn…

Fernwood Rain Report – October 18, 2019

Our 2018-2019 rain season ended on September 30, 2019, with a flourish: .17 inches of rain was recorded here in Fernwood at the very end of the season. This concludes our season…

State Autonomy Doesn’t Operate at the Convenience of the President

Trump’s attacks on state environmental protections aren’t just ironic—they’re dangerous. Traffic contributes to smog in downtown Los Angeles, California. The following commentary by National Resources Defense Council Interim President and Chief Counsel,…

Rangers Begin Patrols in Santa Monica Mountains

Law enforcement rangers will begin patrolling the Santa Monica Mountains on mountain bikes and horseback for a 12-month educational campaign that aims to clear up confusion and educate visitors on proper trail…

RCD Coastal Cleanup Day

National Coastal Cleanup Day took place on Saturday, September 21, but in Topanga there is a realization that cleaning up the creek is not a once-a-year job. In August, Rosi Dagit, Sr.…

Video Shows P-61 Chased by Another Lion near 405

Dramatic new surveillance video shows mountain lion P-61 being chased by a male uncollared lion minutes before he was struck by traffic and killed on the 405 Freeway early on the morning…