Photo contest: Go outdoors and go wild!

By Giive staff

Hey, shooters! Do you own a camera? Are you creative? Do you ever go outside? (You know, all that land, water and air stuff without digital touchscreens and earbud holes.) We’re looking for an iconic image that portrays our natural environment and how people interact with it.

 

There’s that and then there’s this: We’ll pay the winner and promote their work all over the place.

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Conan’s pitch is all wet

by Colin Newton

So you may have noticed that it’s a been a little hot lately. Seems like, in California at least, we’ve been in a bit of a drought … OK, I’m sure everyone’s aware of the drought. And you’re probably aware of some of the things you should be doing to help out to conserve water. But it all seems a little daunting sometimes, doesn’t it?

 

Well, fear not, because no less an authority on environmental awareness than Conan O’Brien has stepped forward to help put our water conservation habits in order. Conan’s Team Coco has joined forces with the National Resources Defense Council to put out a series of informative videos chock full of water-wise tips.

 

But are these videos genuinely helpful, or are they simply moronic?

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It’s a Fracking Good Life

By Mikey Tittinger

 

One person’s hydraulic fracturing is another’s “fracking”. Whatever you call it, extracting natural gas from the earth by injecting water, guar gum and chemicals is good fun.

 

Still, some wet blanket of a California lawmaker — Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) — wants a new label for food irrigated with “fracking water”. But anonymous agriculture experts counter there isn’t enough known about the topic. Good enough for me.

 

I like fracking. I like saying the word fracking. So much so that I’ve even made my top-10 list of Things to like Love About Fracking:

 

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Fresh Meets: Take a walk on the wild side

By Katharine Romefelt

Broaden your horizons! Branch out to the Ballona Wetlands for a bird walk. The city’s only remaining saltwater marsh, the area is a perfect location for a mellow Sunday of musing and meandering, all while discovering the unique wildlife populating the area.

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Ballona birding is better

Intended for beginner and intermediate birders, these walks hosted by the Los Angeles Audubon Society (LAAS) allow people ages 6 and up to explore and identify the more than 300 species of birds populating the Ballona Wetlands.

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Fresh Meets: We’ll see you on the beach

By Katharine Romefelt

Don’t have plans this Saturday morning? Sleeping late doesn’t really count as a plan. Here’s something better, grab your friends or meet new ones while helping to maintain California’s beautiful coastlines.

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Will says, ‘Keep it clean, slick.’

Join some fellow do-gooders (and feel-gooders) for a couple hours of mingling and cleaning! If you haven’t partaken in one of Heal the Bay’s “Nothin’ But Sand” Beach Cleanups yet, this Saturday (June 20) is the day.

Every third Saturday of the month, Heal the Bay hosts a clean-up party at a different beach so Los Angelenos all across Los Angeles can show their beautiful bodies of water some love.

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