High And Dry

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Philip Unitt, curator for the San Diego Natural History Museum, looks for birds through his binoculars at Mission Trails Regional Park, in February 2014.

(Susan Murphy/KPBS)

High And Dry

The recent California drought is the worst the state has experienced in nearly a century. And experts are saying the dry spell could last for at least another year. Reporter Susan Murphy of KPBS in San Diego tells the story of the dry spell’s toll on dozens of the city’s avian species and what scientists are doing to reverse the trend.

Pet Fostering Get “Thumbs Up” From Uncle Sam: Thanks to a successful legal challenge, people who volunteer to foster pets for animal rescue organizations can receive tax deductions for their efforts. Jonathan Lovvern, chief counsel of The Humane Society of the United States sorts out the specifics for us. Music: “Madeira River” and “Cartiano Marra” by Uakti

The recent California drought is the worst the state has experienced in nearly a century. And experts are saying the dry spell could last for at least another year. Reporter Susan Murphy of KPBS in San Diego tells the story of the dry spell’s toll on dozens of the city’s avian species and what scientists are doing to reverse the trend.

Pet Fostering Get “Thumbs Up” From Uncle Sam: Thanks to a successful legal challenge, people who volunteer to foster pets for animal rescue organizations can receive tax deductions for their efforts. Jonathan Lovvern, chief counsel of The Humane Society of the United States sorts out the specifics for us. Music: “Madeira River” and “Cartiano Marra” by Uakti

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This just a result of global warming. We are experiencing long period of drought which affects different animal species. - Lindsay Rosenwald

March 11, 2014 - 12:04am

Thanks for posting that information. Hopefully you will post for more. j aime acheter

March 12, 2014 - 10:51pm