Help Map Puerto Rico

As of today, 31% of Puerto Rico still doesn’t have running water, and those that have it cannot trust that it is clean since Hurricane Maria hit. Only 16% of the island has electricity today, and nearly all 3.5 million people are still without basic necessities … Continue readingHelp Map Puerto Rico

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The Karl Marx Tree

In the Fall of 1885 a group of socialist utopians created The Kaweah Colony in the Giant Forest in what is now Sequoia National Park.  Their community was based equal work and equal compensation for men and women.  The colonists filed a claim for 160 acres … Continue readingThe Karl Marx Tree

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The Island Fox

Santa Catalina Island, is one of the eight Channel Islands, off the coast of Southern California.  The Channel Islands are semi-arid coastal sage scrub communities, but many of the islands have been heavily damaged by farming, mining, military operations, and invasive species that have significantly altered … Continue readingThe Island Fox

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Davidson Arch

Big Pines, California Why is there a castle tower on the roadside as you pass the visitors’ center in Big Pines, California? In the early 1920s, R.F. McClellan, the chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, decided that Big Pines, the area west of Wrightwood that … Continue readingDavidson Arch

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Squirrel Species Mapping

WANTED California Tree Squirrels Download the App Have you seen me? Participate in a real scientific research project that will map tree squirrels throughout California! Why help? Two of California’s four day active tree squirrel species are native to the state while the other two … Continue readingSquirrel Species Mapping

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Mt. Baldy Mudslide

Support the Mt. Baldy Flood Relief Fund Created by Caylee Mitchell A summer storm this weekend caused huge mudflows in Mt. Baldy and many other Southern California communities.  In Mt. Baldy, six homes have been red tagged for demolishment, and many others have sustained significant … Continue readingMt. Baldy Mudslide

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Mountain Lions and Plane Crashes

It’s been an exciting week in the foothills! On Saturday, July 12, police shot a mountain lion that had been traveling from yard to yard approximately two miles south of the foothills, well into the suburban neighborhoods of Rancho Cucamonga.  According to KPCC, sightings of additional mountain lions occurred … Continue readingMountain Lions and Plane Crashes

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