Palos Verdes-South Bay Sierra Club

Category: From The Foggy View


What’s in Your Water?

Should you trust your tap water?

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A Mammoth Good Time

The PV-SB Group’s popular Mammoth bus trip returned this year.

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The Thunderbird Rises:

The California condor is the largest land bird in North America.

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Raptor Rapture

Volunteers tracking individual raptor nests over years build a picture of how human activity is impacting wildlife.

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California Brown Pelican: Mysterious Deaths Despite DDT Ban

The continuing saga of the California brown pelican. Photo: Beverly Gates

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California Fires: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Some conifers need fire to propagate, but climate change makes fires too frequent and destructive.

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A Plea to Prevent a Plastic-tastophe at the Port

Prudent planning can slow the flow of plastic into the harbor.

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“Nature’s Best Hope” and the Future of Our Yards

Create a national park in your backyard.

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I’m breaking up with plastic. 

50 ways to leave your lover? Not here, but learn 10 ways to ditch plastic.

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Along the Path

Native bees are much more efficient than honey bees because they have evolved with native flowers.

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Safeguarding White Sage

Unfortunately, most of the white sage being sold is poached from the wild and local populations are being decimated.

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Along the Path: The Wisdom of the Sages

Our local coastal sage scrub is more than just pretty and fragrant. Sage and sagebrush were important for food and medicine to the Tongva, the indigenous people of the South Bay.

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Earth Day Activities

***Sierra Club Re-mobilizes for Earth Day*** Click to find out how you can help. Saturday, April 23Palos Verdes Peninsula Land ConservancyEarth Day CelebrationWhite Point Nature Preserve9:00am – 12:00pm1600 West Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com Saturday, April 23AltaSeaCelebrating our…

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MAMMOTH / EASTERN SIERRA BUS TRIP

SEPTEMBER  10-13, 2022 ,  SATURDAY – TUESDAY Back by popular demand! Join us for four fun days of hiking in the spectacular Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, John Muir’s favorite place on Earth.  Participants must be fit to hike 5-7 miles in hilly terrain at…

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Air, Land and Sea: Microplastics Are Everywhere

By Shera Dolmatz New evidence illustrates that the ocean is sending minuscule bits of plastic pollution back into the air and onto the land. Bodies of water long believed to be the final resting grounds for discarded plastics are not…

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Concerned about Electric Bikes and Other Inappropriate Uses of Trails?

By Vicky Hoover, member, Recreation Issues Subteam Photo by Karl Forsgaard Do one, two, three, or even more, of the issues below bother you?  Interest you?  Concern you?  Upset you? Make you feel some action is needed toward better management?…

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Get Trained in Wilderness First Aid

A two-day Wilderness First Aid Course (WFAC) will be held on Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 in Fullerton. The Saturday class will be indoors, with skills exercises in an outdoor courtyard. The Sunday class will be outdoors in…

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My Walk among the Giants

California’s redwoods are in trouble; Save the Redwoods League strives to help.

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The Big Stink in Carson

People suffered headaches, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting. What caused the big stink?

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Habitat, Habitat, Have to Have a Habitat…

Coastal sage scrub is one of the most threatened habitats in the country.

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Let’s Get Together:

Local communities gained a say in decisions that affect air pollution in the harbor area with the passage of AB617.

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Land and Sea Is the Life for Me:

Northern elephant seals spend up to 86% of their time at sea submerged, taking dives of 20-25 minutes on average.

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What Lies Beneath

Decades of legal and illegal dumping off the Palos Verdes coast have left a toxic legacy.

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Breaking The Ice With Dr. Steven Morris

The South Pole during the eight months of winter is a cross between a luxury resort and a prison camp.

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Fabulous, Fantastic Feathers

From T. rex to hummingbirds, feathers are more than just fluff.

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We’re Back! Check Details Here.

In-person activities resume.

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Toxic Clouds on the Horizon; The HF Threat Continues

This time it’s in Texas.

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Can Ocean Farming Help Feed the Earth’s Booming Population? Pt. 2

Aquaculture is one answer to feeding the Earth’s burgeoning population.

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Lies Cost Lives

Millions living in the vicinity of two South Bay refineries are at risk from massive amounts of highly toxic hydrogen fluoride.

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What Is Environmental Justice, And Why Should I Care?

The link between minority housing and higher rates of pollution was not established by chance.

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Trees Please, Pt. 2: Above Ground

Trees provide shade and evaporative air conditioning. Plus, they are essential in battling climate change.

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Become an Outings Leader

Before too long we’ll be able to have group hikes and other outings. Be ready. Become a leader! 

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Madrona Marsh Preserve: A Refuge from the Storm

Some places carry a timeless quality. Explore Madrona Marsh with us.

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Watching and Listening to Birds—Just What the Doctor Ordered!

By Susan Rothrock Deo Have you found yourself listening to the birds singing more since the pandemic started? You are not alone, and it’s not just because there are fewer human-caused sounds since we are home more. According to Mary…

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