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  • Natural Perspectives: Our trek to the lek

    Natural Perspectives: Our trek to the lek
    Vic and I were in the Eastern Sierras a few weeks ago. He was leading an Audubon birding trip, primarily to see greater sage-grouse on their courtship display grounds, which are called leks. The lek is just north of Crowley Lake, a few miles outside...
  • Marina High students build eco-friendly house

    Marina High students build eco-friendly house
    A group of Marina High School seniors from two departments collaborated and built a house for the future. About 30 students from the Construction Technology and Advanced Placement Environmental Science departments incorporated scientific techniques to...
  • City Lights: It's good to have the Boys back

    A few years ago, two of my Canadian cousins were visiting California and stopped back at the house enthused. The cause of their excitement? They had been driving around in their rental car when the Beach Boys' "I Get Around" came on the radio. After...
  • Community Commentary: Breathe your way past life's disasters

    As a community, we have all been shaken to our core with the Seal Beach mass murder incident. We all deal with stress, pressure, tension and friction on an everyday basis. We have all been in deeply chaotic situations in our life at one time or another,...
  • Natural Perspectives: Dire consequences if we don't curb emissions

    Britain's Guardian newspaper reported recently that the construction of many new fossil fuel-burning power plants may prevent the world from keeping global temperature increases at a safe level. A manageable temperature rise is thought by many scientists...
  • Natural Perspectives: iCan't get enough of birding apps on iPad

    I bought myself an iPad 2 about three weeks ago and became instantly addicted. I should point out that Vic and I are long-time PC people, not Apple people. Well, we used to be anyway. Vic switched his desktop computer from a PC to Mac this year, so he'...
  • Natural Perspectives: Priority should be preventing extinction

    An article in Physorg.com this week reported that a team of scientists from Japan and Russia believe that they may be able to produce a living woolly mammoth within the next five years by a cloning process. Key to their research will be finding an...
  • Natural Perspectives: 'Rapped' up in new teaching endeavor

    Vic must have thought that I didn't have enough to do, what with teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps, writing this column, and attempting to grow 350 pounds of food this year. He asked me to team-teach his bird and natural history courses...
  • Natural Perspectives: Adventures in snowy Albuquerque

    Generally, Vic and I try to avoid flying into the midst of a natural disaster. But sometimes it just happens. If you recall, I was caught in a tornado in April in Tennessee, near Knoxville. Golf ball-sized hail totaled my rental car with hundreds of...
  • Shadia: My kind of Islam

    Unlike Muslims who were born and raised in America, I thankfully didn't have to go to Sunday school to learn about my religion. Born in the '80s, I grew up in a place where my religion was part of the society and the community in which I lived in. I...
  • Natural Perspectives: Conservation Corps descends on Bolsa Chica

    The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve has had a stroke of good luck. A crew from the Orange County Conservation Corps has come to work with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Game to improve habitat for wildlife. They...
  • Natural Perspectives: Invertebrate 'hunting' provides good biology lesson

    Natural Perspectives: Invertebrate 'hunting' provides good biology lesson
    Vic and I searched for marine invertebrates at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve last week. Accompanying us were 18 young men and women from the Orange County Conservation Corps. Our task was to collect a variety of marine invertebrates for docents at...