Across the globe, drought has become one of the most prevalent and critical issues of our times. In the western US, it’s a growing disaster – with California’s 37.1 million people, the largest state population in the country, facing severe drought conditions. In 2022, fifty-eight California counties were given USDA disaster designations. There is no […]
This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcomed Paul Buttner from the California Rice Commission to talk about how they’ve transformed the rice fields of the Sacramento Valley into a safe haven for millions of waterbirds, ducks and geese. Paul talks about his environmental journey from air pollution to wildlife conservation, and did the California Raisins steal all of rice’s thunder?
Bay Area photographer, Cody Mayer, is a master of long exposure to capture clouds and fog over landscapes. Here he captures this sea of fog cascading over San Francisco to remind us that nature envelopes us all.
It’s September and this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day has become Coastal Cleanup Month! That’s why we welcomed our guest James Pribram, founder of the California non-profit ECO-Warrior Foundation, to tell us about his mission to inspire and motivate people to clean up our coast and how this all began on a Hot Summer Night!
Nearly 12,000 lightning strikes hit California over a 72 hour weekend in August which ignited some of the biggest wildfire’s in the state’s history– which begs the question as to why are there more storms, more fires, and what can be done to prevent it from happening? During this week’s episode of The Biofriendly Podcast one thing is abundantly clear to Noel and Jacob, and that is you NEVER mess with Smokey the Bear!
A super bloom is a rare desert botanical phenomenon in which a high proportion of wildflowers whose seeds have lain dormant in desert soil germinate and blossom at roughly the same time. This was taken during the California super bloom of 2019, and photographer Ryan Resatka promises: “No flowers were harmed in the making of […]
In the debut episode of the Biofriendly Podcast, Jacob and Noel discuss California’s straw ban and Florida’s ban on straw bans.
When it comes to getting around town with ease, not all cities have the most environmentally-friendly options. Fortunately, more and more cities are beginning to support the use of green transportation. Providing public transportation is key, of course, as is the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. One of our favorite types of green transportation […]
Traffic in Los Angeles, and throughout the state of California, can often be quite a nightmare. It’s one of the many reasons more and more drivers are choosing electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids and public transportation. I mean it’s kind of scary to think how much gasoline and money goes to waste every day just due to cars […]
A few weeks ago I wrote about California’s Hazardous Waste Problem and gave you a little insight into how California seems to be unable to keep up with its own hazardous waste generation. The situation is so bad, in fact, that California has been shipping out toxic and hazardous waste to 31 different states. That’s […]