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More wilderness designations in L.A.? Yes, please!

[This is a version of a story that originally ran in Words of the Wild, the newsletter of the Sierra Club's California/Nevada Wilderness Committee.]

Forum on future of L.A.'s water supply Aug. 9


From UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
 

Sierra Club cries foul over Port of Long Beach move to extend leases for dirty coal

California leads the nation in solar energy generation. But while most of California continues to move the transition to clean energy transition forward, the Port of Long Beach has taken a huge step backward, promoting the interests and protecting the wallets of the toxic fossil fuel industry.

New issue of Southern Sierran and Schedule of Activities is here!

Ready for your next hike or outing?

Here's the print magazine-style Southern Sierran and Schedule of Activities for July through September 2014.

Download it, refer to it and share with your friends!

 

As California's drought lingers, desalination remains hot topic

With California's drought in full swing and a statewide policy taking shape, 2014 is stacking up to be a critical year for desalination in the Golden state.

Chapter office volunteers needed

Angeles Chapter Office Volunteer

Want to enjoy a fun work atmosphere? Do you enjoy meeting new people? The Chapter Office has  volunteer opportunities. It's easy, it's simple, and it's fun to do.

We need reception area coverage from 10-2 on Mondays through Thursdays and 2-5 on Tuesdays. If you're looking to combine your light office skills with helping the environment, this is the volunteer opportunity for you.

One chance to get national forest plans for California right

America boasts 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands that provide one-of-a-kind opportunities for families to recreate and spend time together outdoors. The wildlife, clean water and scenery offered by our national forests are crucial to our way of life and our multibillion-dollar outdoor recreation economy – especially in California.

The latest man-made ocean threat? Micro-beads

The beauty industry hits hard on the importance of frequent exfoliation to keep skin looking younger and healthy. Spherical plastic micro-bead scrubbers, no larger than a half millimeter, have been introduced into hundreds of skin care products in recent decades, but scientists are discovering that the ocean food web, and maybe human health, could be imperiled as a result.

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