Nature and the Environment

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Dana Rohrabacher Gets "Award" for His Climate-Change Stance from Obamaniacs

    Hip-hip, hooray, our own Surfin' Congressman is getting an award today! However, we're not sure if Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is going to accept it because Organizing for Action (OFA-OC) is presenting the Huntington Beach Republican with its "Climate Change Denier Award." Wonder if it'll be made a captu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Hanna Karim and Margarita Licomitros Accused of Selling Endangered Tiger Skin Online

    A Huntington Beach couple is facing charges in federal court in Los Angeles of sellling the skin of a Sumatran tiger for $8,000 through craigslist. "Tigers are critically endangered throughout the world, with estimates that there are less than 500 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild," reads a sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Irv-green Co.: The Irvine Co. is Now California's Largest Owner of LEEDS-Certified Properties

    Orange County's largest private landowner has now become California's largest owner-operator of office workplaces certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Matt Damon's 'Promised Land' Is a Fracking Film

    Gus Van Sant directs Damon and John Krasinski's (and Dave Eggers') message as the message

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Marbel A. Para Popped for Poaching 42 Spiny Lobsters from Marine Sanctuary

    ​A Riverside County man was cited Sunday for allegedly poaching 47 California spiny lobsters from Laguna Beach waters within Southern California's new marine sanctuary zone that went into effect Jan. 1.State Department of Fish and Game warden popped Marbel A. Para, 30, of Romoland, off Heisler Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Daniel Moreno Guilty of Pelican Stomping

    ​A fisherman who stomped on a California brown pelican at Newport Beach pier last March pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Tuesday and was sentenced to three years' informal probation and 20 days in jail.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    OC's Mystery Mammal Heads to LA

    ​The Orange County Mystery Mammal is coming! No, not the OC housewife with an addiction to plastic surgery. It's a sea creature, also known as Paleoparadoxia, that once foraged for food like an ancient hippo-elephant thing, off the Southern California coast before going extinct some 10 million yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Beware of Bodysurfing Maneaters in the Breaks

    ​What the freak is happening off our beautiful, sin-kissed coast?There was the giant squid invasion this past winter. There was the rare sighting of Orcas earlier this week (with a giant halibut thrown into the cioppino for good measure). And there's the constant threat by that sea monster the egg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Ginormous Squid: It's What's for Dinner

    Let's see, there's calamari, calamari salad, calamari tacos, squid sushi, squid burgers . . . Indeed, locals should demand anyone serving the mollusks to lower their prices considering the number of giant squid being pulled out of our waters. It's the law of supply and demand, baby. Call it squid pr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    The Harkeys' Shamu-Size Scandal May Be More Than A Fluke

    Let's get the obvious out of the way. Someone over at the Register took my advice. How else to explain that their headlines about Dana Point Festival of Whales have evolved from the predictably punny triteness of last week's "Whale of a Festival" to yesterday's far more excellent "Festival of Whales ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    Fantastic Voyage

    Africa: The Serengeti

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Ba-Deep Brapp Boop

    Monterey Jazz Festival

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines

    Gore guilty: Al Gore III pleaded guilty Monday to possessing marijuana and other drugs when he was caught speeding in OC earlier in the month, reports the LA Times. This shooter's a giver: "Machine-gun Sonny" has mastered a shooting game at the OC Fair and wins mountain bikes nightly. But he doesn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: 'Stinky' White House

    777: The Gabrielino-Tongva tribe is coming to Garden Grove with a huge bag of Halloween goodies. What's the treat? $78 million-a-year to city coffers, 10,000 permanent new jobs and college scholarships to every graduating high school student in the city. The trick? Let the tribe--and some guys name ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007


    On deck with weekend warriors angling for the mighty Humboldt squid

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    Flipper Rules OK

    Scientists testing/messing with dolphins at Disney EPCOT have taught them to sing the Batman theme song: "The dolphin was reinforced for producing a specific rhythm to a specific object," says Harley. "For example, when we presented him with a Batman doll, he received a fish for producing a spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2006

    TV is Stupid

    "More bars in more places. That's what people have come to expect from Cingular." Bullshit. That's what my parents have come to expect from ME. Shame on Cingular for appealing to alcoholics. Sorry, but I just hate commercials these days. If it's not ambiguous word usage, it's terrifying paranoia- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2006

    Troubled Waters

    Normally, when a major clean-up effort for a polluted site is announced-- an effort which will bring to bear the resources of both the local and federal government-- environmentalists are happy. But this is Orange County, where the eco-friendly have often seen their green hopes fade to grey (and ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Babar-ians at the Gate

    We write about elephants, you write us letters!

  • News

    August 3, 2006

    Dumbo and Dumber

    Handlers give circus Elephants the bullhook

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Shake n' Bake

    It's been funny--not funny ha-ha--sitting here on the sidelines watching the changing global-warming debate. While the international scientific community for years has piled voluminous report atop voluminous report detailing that global warming is real, producing all sorts of climatic problems and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006

    Uncommonly Effective Cougar Repellant

    The 241 toll road is exceeding all expectations for its ability to exterminate wildlife. As Scott Giffin revealed back in 1994 (Kill The Cougar, 6.10.04), toll roads through key animal habitat make for more roadkill than the Basra Turnpike. Yesterday's Register supported this observation when Erin ... More >>

  • Film

    April 13, 2006

    New Reviews

    Mountain Patrol: Kekexili; Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont; La Mujer de mi Hermano; Preaching to the Choir; Scary Movie 4, The Wild

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Change in the air?

    This is certainly a refreshing development, although the participation of a gubernatorial candidate smacks of political posturing. NEW REPORT ON COMPANIES IN CALIFORNIA, ELSEWHERE TO FIND WIDE DISPARITY IN CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES; INVESTORS WILL PUSH POOR-PERFORMING FIRMS TO SHAPE UP NEWS ADVISOR ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Of Pork and Ken

    Local congressman likes toll roads, money, blowjobs

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Toll Road Rage

    Not So Easy Being Green

  • News

    December 22, 2005
  • Food

    August 11, 2005

    Patty the Bunny

    The Dutch army, a Thai named Bunny and the greatness of the Wild Rabbit

  • Culture

    April 28, 2005

    Taking Persian Dance Mainstream

    Anthony Shays Avaz International Dance Theater

  • Features

    September 2, 2004

    Its Snot Unusual

    Im George W. Bush, and I Approve This Destruction

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Kill the Cougar

    Agency announces bold plan to wipe out dangerous mountain lions: toll roads

  • Columns

    April 22, 2004

    Earth Daddy

    Denis Hayes organized the first Earth Day, and all he got was this lousy planet

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    The Lion Speaks Tonight

    King of beasts calls for calm, more squirrels

  • Columns

    January 15, 2004
  • Columns

    December 11, 2003
  • Features

    October 23, 2003

    The Last Bear

    Teddy Roosevelt, race suicide and the killing of Orange County's last grizzly

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Blood in the Water

    San O. sharks bring out the Beast

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Ratting Out the Mouse

    Is Disneyland a haven for rodents?

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Hellooooooo, Mr. Wilson!

    Enviros give pro-development supervisor the kid-glove treatment

  • Columns

    July 5, 2001

    He Shelves Sea Shells By the Seashore

    Dennis Kellys tales of briny woe

  • Columns

    June 28, 2001
  • Columns

    December 14, 2000

    I Was Not a Beaver

    This weeks featured NFL game: Philadelphia vs. Cleveland

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Its Food, Stupid!

    Lapin a la OC Weekly

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    There Goes Peter Cottontail

    Leisure World declares war on wabbits

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Rabbitts Split on Offing Thumper

    Hares and Bunneys also divided

  • Columns

    May 18, 2000

    The Rabbits Are Coming!

    Cute woodland critters or sex-crazed maniacs?

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    A River Runs Beneath It

    Santa Ana River toll road elevates eco-fears

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Crystal Method

    Irvine Co.s Crystal Cove project raises eco-disaster fears

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