Current Events

This page is here to list things happening around the world and here in SoCal, from good to bad to neutral.
Hopefully there’s more good than bad! And nowadays, it’d be nice if there were events too!
The first segment will be a calendar I’ll update on different things that are happening.

I’m using this space to keep not only my own research in order, but also go give others a chance to read what I’m looking at currently.

Stuff That’s Happening

Updated Jan 21, 2021

(Nothing at the moment)


Events that combine nature and people to help each get used to the other!
Showing only recent or current events. For a full listing of past posts, please see the bottom of this page.

The GLOW Fades

After a couple months of GLOW at South Coast Botanic Garden, it’s time to look back at the light and the music. (For those who didn’t attend – it’s a walking / music / plant / light show with a water theme)


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Stuff I’ve been looking at lately

U.N. chief calls on humanity to end ‘war on nature’ and go carbon-free

AP – Dec 2nd, 2020

…Brazil lost 870,000 square kilometers (336,000 square miles) of native vegetation between 1985 and 2019. That’s an area the size of two Germanies and one Suriname — with plenty of space still left over.

Dec 28, 2020

The U.S. Just Got a New National Park — and It’s a Rock Climbing and Whitewater Rafting Paradise

Travel and Leisure
Jan 07, 2021

Past Posts

Past articles on news events seen on this page.

someone standing in front of the living wall


Glow is happening at SCBG until January 10th, 2021. If you want to take a break from being stuck indoors – or take a break from more ‘normal’ plants – swing on by the garden to see the foliage in a new light! (Yes, that was a pun)

Past Topics to Keep Track Of

Coronavirus Pandemic: Bay Area air pollution sees dramatic 24-hour drop on 10th day of shelter-in-place

Alix Martichoux – ABC7
2020, March 26th

Scientists and conservationists are proposing that up to half of Earth’s land and oceans be protected for nature. Is it a necessary step or a pipe dream?

Jim Robbins – BBC
2020, March 18th

An intensifying climate crisis threatens more than half of the world’s GDP, research says

Sam Meredith – CNBC
2020, Jan 19th