Posts Tagged: nature

Opinion

Access to nature is crucial for our health, wellbeing

A river in Kings Canyon National Park, California. (Photo: Owen Sholes, via Shutterstock)

OPINION: Over the last year, Californians have turned to neighborhood parks, trails, and beaches for respite and healing more than ever before. Some of us have grown to appreciate the park down the street or have developed a favorite walking route through tree-lined neighborhoods.

Letters

Letter: Live animal food markets

Letter California annually imports some two million non-native American bullfrogs and 300,000 freshwater turtles for human consumption.  All are diseased and/or parasitized, though it is illegal to sell such products. Released into local waters, the exotics prey upon and displace our native species.

News

$5.5 billion stem cell bond called a ‘moral obligation’

A scientist examines cells in a biological laboratory. (Photo: anyalvanova, via Shutterstock)

The man expected to lead the drive for $5.5 billion more for California’s stem cell agency today said the Trump restrictions on fetal tissue research represent a dangerous precedent that threatens the health of all Americans. 

News

Stem cell: $150 million public-private partnership

A high-resolution image of human egg cells. (Jezper, via Shutterstock)

California’s plan to create an ambitious, $150 million public/private partnership to commercialize state-funded stem cell research edged forward this week as the deadline for applications closed on Monday afternoon. Little is known about the nature of the applications — not even the number received.

News

Brown on drought: ‘A call to arms’

Gov. Brown today signed an executive order urging Californians to voluntarily cut their water use by 20 percent, and eased rules to enable farmers to purchase water from those with more plentiful supplies. (Gov. Brown signs drought declaration in San Francisco.Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP)

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